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Faculty And Staff

Helping Students Grow

Our teachers and staff create opportunities for academic excellence and spiritual growth by establishing engaging environments where students feel safe, confident, and are inspired to learn. Here at Veritas our experienced instructors have an abiding faith in Christ, are knowledgeable in their discipline, communicate effectively, and deeply care for their students. They are dedicated to assisting parents in achieving excellence in homeschooling and helping students exceed their every expectation.
Meet our faculty below.


Dee and Fay Goodnight

SC Veritas Directors


Alan and Julie Wilson

SC Veritas Directors

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Julie Wilson


Mrs. Julie Wilson has been teaching at Veritas since 2012, but has been involved in the school since its inception as one of the four owners of Veritas Classical School SC. She teaches kindergarten at both campus locations and loves to watch “the light come on” in these little minds as they blossom through the year! Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University. She is an experienced homeschool mother, founding board member for Palmetto Christian Academy and previously taught pre-first enrichment class at PCA and was instrumental in developing the lower school curriculum. Also, for 12 years she worked at Christian World Adoption and was involved in educating and orienting new parents. Julie is married to Alan, mother to four girls and grandmother to twelve treasures! The Wilsons are members at East Cooper Baptist Church.

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Samatha Reed

1st Grade West Ashley

Mrs. Samantha Reed began teaching first grade at the West Ashley Campus in 2021. Having had the benefit of a home school education, Samantha was eager to give her children the same advantage and has done so since 2015. Samantha has studied elementary education at the College of Charleston, has received her Piano Pedagogy in piano, theory, and performance, and is an active member of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association. Samantha has operated her Summerville piano studio, Charleston School of Music, for over two decades. She has taught for Bethany CDC as a music teacher and director of programs, and other local homeschool co-ops. Samantha and her husband, Shannon, have three children, two of whom are school-age and attend Veritas West Ashley, with their younger brother soon to follow! The Reed family attends Summerville Baptist Church.

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Elisabeth Hanrion

1st Grade Mount Pleasant

Mrs. Elisabeth Hanrion began teaching at Veritas in 2021 and teaches 1st grade at the Mt. Pleasant campus. Elisabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia International University. Elisabeth has 5 girls—Abigail, Lily, Arielle, Susanna, and Cora—and has homeschooled them for the past 14 years. One of her greatest joys is reading aloud to her children and entering into the wonder of story with them. Elisabeth and her girls attend LifePark Church in Mt. Pleasant.

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Kristi Combs

2nd Grade, & Math

Mrs. Kristi Combs began teaching for Veritas in 2018 and teaches second grade at both campus locations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Emporia State University. Kristi has 21 years of homeschooling experience, in addition to many years teaching in public, private and homeschool enrichment settings. She is married to Fran and has three grown children and three grandchildren. They attend Crosstowne Christian Church in West Ashley.

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Sharon Gravely

3rd Grade Mount Pleasant

Mrs. Sharon Gravely began teaching for Veritas in 2016 and teaches third grade at the Mt. Pleasant Campus. She attended Minnesota University and has homeschooled her four sons, two of whom are now adults. She is married to Randolph and their two youngest boys attend Veritas. The Gravely family worships at East Cooper Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

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Laura Herndon

4th Grade West Ashley 

Mrs. Laura Herndon has taught fourth grade at the West Ashley Campus since 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston. Previously, Laura has taught at a public elementary school and James Island Christian School. She is married to Paul and they have three children, two of whom attend Veritas West Ashley. The Herndon family worships at James Island Christian Church.

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Jenni Cunningham

4th Grade Mount Pleasant

Mrs. Jenni Cunningham began teaching at Veritas in 2012 and teaches fourth grade at the Mt. Pleasant Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. Previously, Jenni taught third grade for six years at Palmetto Christian Academy. She is married to Zach and they have three children. Their family attends King's Cross Church.

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Amanda Reinhardt

5th Grade & Science West Ashley

Mrs. Amanda Reinhardt began teaching at Veritas in 2020. She currently teaches fifth grade as well as General Science at the West Ashley Campus. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. Amanda has eight years of homeschool experience. She and her husband, Brian, have four children who all attend Veritas in West Ashley. The Reinhardt family worships at Citadel Square Baptist Church in downtown Charleston.

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Jacki Tabor

5th Grade & Spanish Mount Pleasant

Mrs. Jacqui Tabor began teaching at Veritas in 2013. She currently teaches fifth grade, Spanish 7th & 8th, and Spanish 1 at the Mt. Pleasant Campus. Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from Louisiana State University. Previously, Jacqui worked as an independent contractor for Cengage Learning Publishing in the discipline of World Languages, which includes working with Spanish, Italian, German, and French collegiate texts. She has served as an instructor for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Mrs. Tabor has also contributed to ancillary materials for multiple online language learning programs with Cengage Learning. Jacqui is married to Andrew and together they have two children who attend Veritas. They are members at Christ Church Anglican in Mt. Pleasant.

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Jen Meara

6th Grade

Mrs. Jen Meara began teaching at Veritas in 2021.  She teaches sixth-grade humanities at West Ashley and the Mount Pleasant campus. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and a Master of Arts in Interpretative Speech.  Mrs. Meara has taught for ten years, including college courses at USC Upstate and North Greenville University and courses for grades 5-12.  She is married to Tom Meara and has three children.  The Mearas are members of the Church at LifePark.

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Ashley Grooms

7/8th Grade English

Mrs. Ashley Grooms taught at Veritas in 2012 and then returned in 2016. She currently teaches 7th & 8th grade English Literature at both campus locations. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Religion from Wake Forest University, and a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Grooms has also worked as a Reading Specialist at Palmetto Christian Academy and an English 101 instructor at the University of South Carolina. She is married to Thomas, who works at Blackbaud, and together they have four children. The Grooms family worships at East Cooper Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

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Mark Timmons

7/8th Grade Bible, History, Logic

Rev. Mark Timmons began teaching at Veritas in 2015 and teaches 7th & 8th grade Bible, History and Logic at the West Ashley Campus. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary. Previously, Mark worked at a classical, Christian school in Kentucky for three years. He and his wife, Libbie, have five children, three of whom attend Veritas West Ashley. They are members at Friendship Baptist Church in Park Circle, where Mark serves as one of the pastors.

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Alan Wilson

High School Bible, History, Logic

Rev. Alan Wilson has taught at Veritas since it began in 2007. Currently, he teaches high school History, Bible and Rhetoric at both campus locations. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University. Alan also holds a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and has done doctoral work at Reformed Theological Seminary. Previously, he taught high school at Mount Vernon Christian Academy (Atlanta, Georgia) for eight years while serving as Assistant Headmaster. Alan was Pastor of Education and Teaching Ministry at East Cooper Baptist Church twelve years and served as Senior Pastor of Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church six years before starting Veritas. He and his wife, Julie, were founding board members for Palmetto Christian Academy in Mount Pleasant, where he also served as interim Headmaster two years. Alan was Adjunct Professor of Freshman Seminar and Learning Strategies at the College of Charleston eight years and taught Old Testament at Charleston Southern University three years. Alan and Julie homeschooled their children several years in the early days of the homeschool movement. They have four children and twelve grandchildren (all of whom are homeschooled). The Wilsons are members of East Cooper Baptist Church.

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Emily Parrish


Mrs. Emily Parrish joined the Veritas faculty in 2015 and teaches Saxon 1 and Saxon 3 at the Mt. Pleasant Campus. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Emily and her husband, Justin, have two daughters. They are members at Two Rivers Presbyterian in Park Circle, where Justin serves on staff as Director of Worship and Media.

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Rebecca Taylor


Mrs. Rebecca Taylor began teaching at Veritas in 2008 and teaches Saxon 7/6, 7th Grade Math and Pre Algebra at the West Ashley Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Veterinary Medicine from Clemson University. She is married to Lee and has three children, whom also attend Veritas West Ashely. The Taylor family worships at East Cooper Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

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