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Instructors

Dr. Mike Bardot

Dr. Michael Bardot received his Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is a graduate of Saint Louis University, having gained his Masters in Medieval History in 1998, a Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies also in 1998, and his Ph. D. in Medieval History, with Minors in Ancient Rome and Early Modern Europe in 2004. He has been a University Professor since 2004, attaining the rank of Full Professor in 2013, teaching World History with an emphasis in the subject fields of his degree. Dr. Bardot has worked with the St. John Bosco Co-op in Saint Louis since its foundation, having been a tutor with the founding families of the Co-op since 1998. Classes he has taught for the Co-op include: Ancient History, Medieval History, American History, American Government/Economics, Historical Geography, Latin I, II, and III, and English Grammar and Research Methodology.  

Randall Clayton

I’m a husband and father of seven homeschooled children…all of whom attend (or have attended) the St. John Bosco Co-op. I’ve been a design engineer at Boeing since 1997. I got introduced to “hobby” board games by friends and relatives around 2010, when I first played games such as The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Carcassonne. I love playing board games with my family, and I transferred that love of games into a class for the co-op.

Catherine Cortese

My name is Catherine Cortese. I have twelve children ranging in ages from 3 yrs. to 19 yrs. I’ve been homeschooling for over 15 yrs. I love teaching my children and preparing them for life. I’ve taught different subjects at a couple different coops for several years. I love watching my students figure things out on their own and watching them grow in their capabilities. I look forward to teaching again this year. 

Noah Gilliam

Noah Gilliam first began fencing at 17 in 2008 at the Baited Blade Fencing club in St Peters where he studied French and Italian foil, Sabre, French Epee, French small sword and Italian Longsword. He began teaching French foil in 2010 at St John Bosco Co-op and Saint Charles Community College. After enlisting into the United States Marine Corps in 2013, he continued his education at Encinitas Fencing Academy in French Epee until 2014. From 2014 to 2017 he started a study group in Italian longsword in Camp Pendleton. After leaving active duty, he moved to Evansville, Indiana and learned early period rapier dueling with the Society of Creative Anachronism. He is currently studying sabre at Second Intent fencing club in Troy, Missouri.

 

Dana Heisserer

Dana Heisserer is a homeschooling mom of 8 with a background in nursing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and spent over 19 years working in the ER of a local hospital. Most recently Dana has taught Anatomy and Physiology to the upper level high school students. 

 

Tom Heisserer

Tom Heisserer is a homeschooling dad of 8, former Highway Patrolman and Fraud Investigator for a large Insurance Company. Tom has a lifelong interest in all things finance oriented. He has previously taught Personal Finance at SJB Co-op for approximately 4 years. Tom can now add a personal enrepreneurial aspect to the class after starting his own Driving Instruction Company.

Katie Mason

Katie is a St. John Bosco alumni. She is currently attending graduate school at Maryville University in pursuit of her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While PT is her career path, theater is her passion. She has directed drama at co-op in the past, putting on productions of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” and “Peter Pan.” 

Natalie Schloss

Natalie Schloss was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Fortunately, her intensely musical family recognized that Natalie’s gifts happened to lie in the realm of the visual arts. Natalie’s decision to attend the University of Dallas might seem a counter-intuitive decision for a young artist with a serious commitment to a career in the arts. Indeed, given the abilities which she had been working so diligently to develop, a BFA from an academy of fine arts would have been the next logical step.  Yet it was Natalie’s very immersion in her art that prompted her to aspire to the kind of holistic intellectual, cultural, and spiritual foundation—that is, an education embodying the best of the western Catholic academic tradition-- that is only to be found at the University of Dallas.  Natalie graduated cum laude in 2013, earning a BA in Art with an emphasis on painting and art history. She currently resides in St. Louis, where she paints and teaches out of her studio at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

Dr. Joseph Steineger

Dr. Joseph Steineger is an assistant professor of Philosophy at Lindenwood University. He received a B.A. (2003) and M.A. (2005) from the University of Kansas, and a second M.A. (2007) and Ph.D. (2014) from the University of Chicago. His primary teaching and research interests are in Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Mind within the context of Medieval Philosophy. More specifically, these interests include the existence and nature of a first cause, hylomorphic accounts of mind and reality, and the role of wisdom in guiding one’s way of life. His dissertation, “The Naturally Implanted Knowledge of God’s Existence: Two 13th Century Scholastic Interpretations of John of Damascus and Anselm of Bec,” was under the direction of Jean-Luc Marion, Richard C. Taylor, Josef Stern, and Blake Dutton.

Marybeth Thomas

Marybeth Thomas has been homeschooling for 16 years.  She tutors and teaches high school math using the Saxon math program.  She enjoys teaching students that they all can become solid in the fundamentals of math and even have fun with the subject.  Marybeth received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Missouri S&T.

Gregory Webb

Gregory Russell Webb

  • Lifelong Catholic
  • High School St. Xavier HS Louisville Ky 1961-1964
  • US Army July 24,1964- September 17,1967 Served in France and Vietnam
  • 1967-1969- laboratory of Shell Oil Company in Wood River Refinery
  • Education:BS Chemistry University of Missouri St Louis Missouri 1969-1973
  • St Louis County Hospital Laboratory 1969-1979
  • Midnight shift, Chemistry Lab Supervisor, Laboratory Manager
  • Barnes Hospital 1979-1981- Technical Director of Clinical Laboratories
  • 1981-1984 Ancillary Departments Manager St. Francis Hospital Cape Girardeau, 
  • 1984-2013 Director of Heavy Metal laboratory Smith Kline Laboratories/ Tech-
  • nical Advisor of Laboratory
  • Professional Certifications- Specialist in Chemistry ASCP- Registry # 173