Faculty & Staff

The Instructors' Promise

The Rolling Acres School is a classical, liberal arts online academy and curriculum provider, working within the Catholic educational tradition.

We, the founders, instructors, and contributors, are Catholic academics and home schoolers who wish to share our talents in support of your educational efforts through our online school.

We will do everything that we can in justice to provide you with an excellent service and value for your money. We accept the teaching authority and mission of the Catholic Church and seek to support Christ's Church in its mission of salvation.  We will not miseducate your children, but will seek the liberation of their minds into wisdom, truth, and Christ.  We will always keep in mind that the example we provide is the most powerful teaching tool at our disposal.

Be assured of our prayers and support for you and your children.


Kenneth Rolling

Kenneth Rolling, M.A.

Mr. Rolling founded R.A.S. in 2011.  He is an instructor in Philosophy, Trivium Studies, Science, and Great Books.  He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Benedictine College and a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis on Greek from the University of Nebraska. He has completed all but his thesis and dissertation for a Masters in Divinity and PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America.He taught previously in home schooler basements, some colleges, and other online institutions.

He is the author of Schola Rosa's Music and Religion programs. He will be teaching Great Books 5, History 4, and TPT 3 and TPT 5 this year.

Alecia Rolling

Alecia Rolling, M.A.

Mrs. Rolling co-founded R.A.S. in 2011. She is an instructor in Latin, French, and German; as well as chief author and director of the Schola Rosa program.  She received her B.A. in Foreign Languages from the University of Southern Mississippi in French, Latin, and German and a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis in Latin from the University of Nebraska.

She is the main consultant for Schola Rosa families enrolled in the Home Curriculum. She will be teaching Latin 1, German 1 and French 2 this year.

Instructors and Contributors

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Ms. Rose Canavan, B.A.

Rose Church received her B.A. from Ave Maria University with a double major in Theology and Managerial Economics & Strategic Analysis as a Mother Teresa Scholar and member of the honors program. She studied abroad in Gaming, Austria and has led a mission trip to Lourdes, France. She previously served as Campus Minister for Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is currently pursuing an M.T.S. from the Pontifical Institute of John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and the Family at the Catholic University of America. Rose and her husband, Tanner, are recently married and live in the Washington, D.C area. She has been with R.A.S since fall 2018.

She is taking a break this year to welcome her first child.

MA Student - Corcho, Rachel

Rachel Corcho, M.A. 

Ms. Corcho was born in Cuba and came to the United States at age 3, living in Florida ever since. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Theology with a minor in Latin from Ave Maria University. This Fall she will be moving to Indiana to begin work on her M.T.S. at the University of Notre Dame, focusing on Biblical Studies. Ms. Corcho has helped Professor Thomas P. Scheck translate Julian of Eclanum's "Exposition on the Book of Job" from Latin to English and will be working on St. Jerome's letters over the summer. She loves languages, decorating, cooking, and pastel painting.
She will be teaching Latin 2 and Latin 3. 
2017 Holiday Party at Gurney's Goat Island

Charisma DaSilva, M.S.

Charisma DaSilva is a homeschool mom, teacher and naturalist at heart.  Charisma received a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of the Philippines where she worked as a Research Assistant at the Marine Science Institute.  Charisma received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States where she earned a Master’s degree in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.  Charisma has eight years of teaching experience as an instructor and assistant professor at a college level, and as a certified science teacher in Massachusetts at high school level.  Currently, she is enjoying teaching her three future saints as a homeschooler to her three children.
She has improved the Cycle 2 Science of Geology and Astronomy for Kindergarten through 6th grade with videos and worksheets, and she will be teaching High School Biology and 7th-8th Grade Science Lab for the Academy this year.


Joshua Keatley, M.A. 

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Joshua Keatley holds a Bachelor's degree from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, a Master's in Philosophy from Mount Angel Seminary, and a Master's in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria. When diverted from studying the classics of Western and Christian civilization, he can be found hiking the hills of Moravia in the Czech Republic, where he lives with his wife, Anezka.
He will be teaching Great Books 1 & 3, History 1 & 3, TPT Primer, TPT 1, and Latin Primer: Intro to Latin. 
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Mr. Zach Krueger, B.A.

Zach Krueger lives in Sioux Falls, SD.  He has been married for six years, and he and his wife Meghan have three daughters.  Zach works as the Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at St. George Parish in Hartford, SD.  He is also a graduate student at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, studying dogmatic theology.  He received a degree in Music Education from South Dakota State University.  After graduating Zach and Meghan spent five years working for the missionary organization FOCUS.

He will be teaching Great Books Primer, Great Books 4, History Primer, History 2, History 5, Rhetoric-Section 1, and Spiritual Formation.

Mrs. Jessica Long, M.A. 

Originally from Illinois, Mrs. Long graduated summa cum laude in 2013 from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minors in Biochemistry and Religion. She then attended the University of Dayton, from which she graduated in August 2015 with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

She will be teaching High School Geometry and Physics this year.

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Mrs. Kimberly Robinson, B.A.

Mrs. Robinson grew up in rural Nebraska. Her bachelor's degree is in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Mathematics and a minor in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2016. Kimberly taught 7th and 8th grade math and 7th grade religion for two years at a Catholic school in Lincoln, and this will be her second year teaching for RAS. She and her family currently reside in Lincoln, NE.

She will be teaching Math 7/6, Math 8/7, and Algebra.


Delaney Simone, B.A. 

Delaney Simone earned her BA in Theology, with minors in philosophy and Elementary Education from Ave Maria University in 2018. While a student at AMU, she worked at the Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, teaching and tutoring. During the past 3 years, Delaney has been in Austria periodically, studying and working as a live-in English teacher. This fall, Delaney will pursue the Sacra Theologiae Magister program at the International Theological Institute Catholic School of Theology. Delaney loves the Florida sun, good coffee, and all things beauty.

She is our primary, behind the scenes grading instructor.


Nicholas Sparks, M.S. 

Mr. Sparks is working toward his doctorate in philosophy at Saint Louis University, where he specializes in the history of philosophy and ethics, particularly in ancient, medieval, and contemporary ethics. He earned his M.S. from Florida State University (2011), where he worked on Aristotle and contemporary Aristotelianism, and his B.A. from Benedictine College (2015), where he studied philosophy and theology. He has a wife, Madeleine, and a daughter, Lily Bernadette, and enjoys spending his time with them as well as walking, cycling, coffee, and arts.
He will be teaching Great Books 2 and TPT 4.

Matthew Walsh, B.A.

Mr. Walsh is a native of South Carolina and finished his B.A. in History with minors in French and Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Carleton College in 2020. A recent convert to the Church, he did his thesis work on the topic of clerical identity in the Rationale divinorum officiorum of William Durand and his MARS Capstone project on Christianity in L’Estoire del Saint Graal: A Trinitarian Analysis. He has been a referree for the US Soccer Federation since 2014.

He will be teaching French 1 and 2 and History 4: North America, and co-teaching Latin 1.

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