High School Course Catalog 2019-2020
High School Art and Art History
Mr. Robert Lemming teaches high school art and art history at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. Lemming is a Tulsa native who moved to Northwest Arkansas as a teenager. He studied painting and printmaking at Henderson State University and finished his BA degree with a sculpture emphasis at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in 2011. His work has been featured in several solo and group shows in venues such as the Historic Arkansas Museum, 21c Museum Hotel, sUgAr Gallery, ASU Beebe and LaLaLand Gallery. He also collaborated with Adam Crosson to create the outdoor sculpture 18 Verticals, 70 Horizontals on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville in 2012. Lemming resides in Madison County Arkansas. Lemming previously worked as a Preparator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and has acted as an exhibition consultant at various venues throughout the region including the Hillside Auditorium at the University of Arkansas.
High School Economics
Mr. Koretoff teaches High School Economics and Moral Philosophy. This is Mr. Koretoff's seventh year teaching with Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary History Education with a minor in Philosophy and Religion from College of the Ozarks. Mr. Koretoff is certified in the areas of 4-8 Social Studies and 9-12 Social Studies. In December, Mr. Koretoff and his wife, Rebekah, will celebrate 6 years of marriage. Together they have two sons, Christopher and Josiah and their daughter Clara. Outside of school, Mr. Koretoff can be found tinkering with technology and spending time with his family.
High School Literature
Mrs. Wehling teaches 6th grade Literature and Composition and High School Literature. She has taught English and Literature for eight years. This is her first year here at the Classical Academy. Mrs. Wehling has taught Literature in a private school in Michigan, in an online Classical school and in the Arkansas public schools. Mrs. Wehling grew up in Michigan and she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in English and is certified to teach 6-12 grade Literature, Composition and English. She and her husband have been married for 30 years and have three wonderful children and, recently, their first new grandbaby! Outside of teaching, Mrs. Wehling is involved in singing and choir directing, gardening, biking, hiking and traveling up north.
High School AP World History and
Western Civilization II
Overall, I love literature and languages. I double-majored in my undergraduate degree, studying English and Classical Studies, at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. This gave me an excellent grounding in periodic literature, as well as Latin and Greek. I earned a PhD in English at the University of Arkansas, where my specialization was in medieval literature and languages. More specifically, I studied Old English literature and medieval monasticism for my PhD, and wrote a dissertation on theology and exile in Old English texts.
I taught for five years at the university level while working on my doctorate, teaching classes in both literature and composition, and I'm excited to be teaching here, where there is a love for cultivating academic strength and wisdom.
My wife, Kathryn, is currently working on her PhD too, studying rice, and when we're not too exhausted, in our spare time we enjoy cooking, baking, and playing with our sweet Calico cat, Adair.
High School Math
Mr. Thomasson teaches Geometry, Precalculus, and Advanced Placement Calculus AB and BC. This is Mr. Thomasson's first year at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy and his 44th year teaching. Previously, he has taught in the Pulaski County Special School District and in the Prairie Grove Public Schools. He was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Teaching in Science and Mathematics. He earned his Mathematics and English degrees at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas. He completed his administrator's certificate at the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Thomasson enjoys gardening and working in his yard, walking and hiking, and taking care of his 6 backyard chickens.
High School Physics
Mr. Verrone teaches high school Physics. This is his first year back to teaching after a long break to raise his sons. Besides having taught Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science at the Benton County School of the Arts (now AR Arts Academy), Mr. Verrone has taught yoga, rock climbing, mountain biking and swimming to humans from 3 to 67 years old. He has also worked in construction and manufacturing within the climbing industry and is currently an assistant station manager at KOBV LP in Bentonville in his spare time.
Mr. Verrone received his BA in Education from WGU and studied Biochemistry at Drew University and the University of Utah.
When he’s not nurturing future mad scientists, he can be found climbing rocks, riding trails, doing yoga or DJing.
Mr. Verrone is married to his lovely wife Lea. Together they have two sons, Lucien and Matias, two dogs, Jet and Tally, and a cat, Surya.