About us

Administration and staff

Daniel C. Ippolito

Chaplain, Director of Ministry

BIO

Dan was born and raised in Georgia. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1996, after which he married Kathy and joined the United States Air Force. While on active duty, Dan served in various capacities, including service as an aircrew member on the C-141B Starlifter and as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The Ippolito family retired from active duty in 2014, and Dan was ordained to Gospel ministry in February 2018. Together, Dan and Kathy have five children whom they’ve homeschooled since 2009. Dan is a fervent advocate of Classical Christian Education. It is his pleasure to come alongside parents—to both equip and assist them—as they pursue their God-given educational duties.

Education

  • Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics
    Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC (In Progress)
  • Master of Arts in Apologetics
    Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC (2016)
  • Master of Religious Education
    Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Protective Services
    Excelsior College, Albany, NY (2009)
  • Associate(s) of Applied Science
    Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL (2006)
  • Defense Cyber Crimes Center Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, Linthicum, MD (2008)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Air Force Special Investigations Academy, Brunswick, GA (2004)

Church Membership

Grace Community Church, Dawsonville, GA

A. Chanelle Pritchett

Principal, Director of Education


BIO

Chanelle has more than 16 years experience in public and private education. During that time, Chanelle has taught elementary grades, as well as middle and high school Language Arts. Chanelle’s introduction to Classical Education has changed the way she thinks about traditional educational models. The Classical approach is a proven model with outstanding educational results, and Chanelle is excited to teach in a school that emphasizes its value and importance. Chanelle is wife to Matt, who was a collegiate and professional athlete, as well as a youth pastor. Together, they have three children: Ryleigh, Elise, and Caroline. Sports play a large part in the life of the Pritchetts and, when they are not engaged in their studies, they can often be found on an athletic field. Chanelle is thankful for the opportunity to work with your children. Her desire is to help all of her students develop a love of literature and a passion for writing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
    Emmanuel College (2002)
  • Middle and High School English, Certified (GAPSC)

Church Membership

Etowah Church, Dawsonville, GA

Kathy A. Ippolito

Administrative Assistant

BIO

Kathy was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1993 and married Daniel in 1996. Daniel entered military service in 1997, and Kathy served alongside him, caring for their home and their children, until they retired from active duty in 2014. Dan and Kathy have five children together, and they have been a homeschooling family since 2009. Having also taught in various public and private school settings, Kathy is convinced of the necessity of a distinctly Christian approach to education and learning, and she is a dedicated proponent of the principles of classical education.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education & Psychology,
    Excelsior College, Albany, NY (2006)
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies
    Duke University, Durham, NC (2007)

Church Membership

Grace Community Church, Dawsonville, GA

Lori Rhodes

Instructional Assistant

BIO

Lori was raised in middle Georgia and graduated from Wilkinson County High School in 1985. After completing college she married Ray Rhodes in 1987 and they moved to New Orleans for Ray to complete his seminary training. Together, they have six daughters, four of whom have graduated and are godly contributors to society. Lori has nineteen years experience teaching the classical method in homeschool and co-op settings. Being a pastor’s wife, she has spent the last thirty years leading Bible studies to women and children of all ages. She is passionate about telling the next generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders He has done. (Psalm 78:4)

Education

  • Associate of Arts in Interior Design
    Bauder Fashion College, Atlanta, GA (1987)
  • Various Classes, Associates Program
    New Orleans Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA (1987-1988)

Church Membership

Grace Community Church, Dawsonville, GA

Our daughter wasn’t fitting into the traditional, one-size-fits-all school system. Veritas allows for deeper study rather than seven classes a day and has better prepared our daughter for her next step into college.

– Mark, Veritas parent
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