Matthew Farrelly Matthew Farrelly has nearly ten years of teaching experience in classical Christian education teaching grammar, middle, and high school students. A graduate of Grove City College, he later earned his M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School. After teaching 5th grade for two years at Naperville Christian Academy, he served as a founding teacher at Covenant Classical School where he taught for six years. In 2016, Matthew founded Pegasus Education, an educational service that provides holistic tutoring services in the classical tradition (pegasus-education.com). He is currently preparing to enter a PhD program in Philosophy of Education. 

Matthew Farrelly

Matthew Farrelly has nearly ten years of teaching experience in classical Christian education teaching grammar, middle, and high school students. A graduate of Grove City College, he later earned his M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School. After teaching 5th grade for two years at Naperville Christian Academy, he served as a founding teacher at Covenant Classical School where he taught for six years. In 2016, Matthew founded Pegasus Education, an educational service that provides holistic tutoring services in the classical tradition (pegasus-education.com). He is currently preparing to enter a PhD program in Philosophy of Education. 

Melody Finnegan Melody and her husband Sean, have been married for 20+ years and have 7 children, all of whom have attended Greenhouse. They enjoy community and global outreach initiatives at their home church, Willow Wheaton. Melody received dual degree in education, and taught at Evangel Christian School in Queens, NY. She came to realize how deeply intertwined character development can be with education in a homeschool setting - especially with a classical approach. So she began the "hard, crazy, messy, lovely journey that is home education."

Melody Finnegan

Melody and her husband Sean, have been married for 20+ years and have 7 children, all of whom have attended Greenhouse. They enjoy community and global outreach initiatives at their home church, Willow Wheaton. Melody received dual degree in education, and taught at Evangel Christian School in Queens, NY. She came to realize how deeply intertwined character development can be with education in a homeschool setting - especially with a classical approach. So she began the "hard, crazy, messy, lovely journey that is home education."

Beverley Fratto The proud mom of a 2014 Greenhouse graduate. Beverley and her husband, Joe, own a Low Voltage Wiring company. Looking for help to educate their youngest son, after their other children were finished with their schooling years, they found the Greenhouse fit their own values of raising godly kids who love to learn. Beverley and Joe are enjoying being actively involved in the lives of their three grandsons. They attend Christ Church of Oak Brook. Their Greenhouse graduate is now studying Chemical Engineering at Purdue University.

Beverley Fratto

The proud mom of a 2014 Greenhouse graduate. Beverley and her husband, Joe, own a Low Voltage Wiring company.

Looking for help to educate their youngest son, after their other children were finished with their schooling years, they found the Greenhouse fit their own values of raising godly kids who love to learn. Beverley and Joe are enjoying being actively involved in the lives of their three grandsons. They attend Christ Church of Oak Brook. Their Greenhouse graduate is now studying Chemical Engineering at Purdue University.

Rob Hankes, Treasurer Rob and his wife Jenn have four boys – Graham, Gavin, Griffin and Grady. Three boys are atGreenhouse on Tuesdays and Grady will attend when he is of age. They attend Wellspring Alliance Church in Warrenville. Rob is a Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C. in Chicago. Prior to his legal career, Rob, also a Certified Public Accountant, served as an auditor for Arthur Andersen.

Rob Hankes, Treasurer

Rob and his wife Jenn have four boys – Graham, Gavin, Griffin and Grady. Three boys are atGreenhouse on Tuesdays and Grady will attend when he is of age. They attend Wellspring Alliance Church in Warrenville. Rob is a Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C. in Chicago. Prior to his legal career, Rob, also a Certified Public Accountant, served as an auditor for Arthur Andersen.

Jayme King Jayme and his wife Hannah have been married for 18 years and have four children, three of whom are old enough to attend Greenhouse.  He is the Chief Pilot for Shodeen Group, and received his flight training from LeTourneau University. Homeschooling has given Jayme and Hannah opportunity to educate their children from a Christian worldview, spend more time together, and allow time for the interests of each child.  Jayme and his family attend Gospel Fellowship Church in Wheaton.

Jayme King

Jayme and his wife Hannah have been married for 18 years and have four children, three of whom are old enough to attend Greenhouse.  He is the Chief Pilot for Shodeen Group, and received his flight training from LeTourneau University. Homeschooling has given Jayme and Hannah opportunity to educate their children from a Christian worldview, spend more time together, and allow time for the interests of each child.  Jayme and his family attend Gospel Fellowship Church in Wheaton.

Jake Muzzy  

Jake Muzzy

 

Tony Myers, Vice President Tony has been with Northwestern Mutual and Executive Benefit Options for 17 years. He is a wealth management advisor and business planning specialist, who played on the baseball team at Northern Illinois University. He resides in Downers Grove with his wife, Ali, and two kids, Cailyn and A.J. who attend Greenhouse.

Tony Myers, Vice President

Tony has been with Northwestern Mutual and Executive Benefit Options for 17 years. He is a wealth management advisor and business planning specialist, who played on the baseball team at Northern Illinois University. He resides in Downers Grove with his wife, Ali, and two kids, Cailyn and A.J. who attend Greenhouse.

Mark Peterson, President Mark and his wife, Amy, currently have five children attending Greenhouse, with three more in the pipeline. A product himself of government education, Mark was convinced to homeschool after seeing many inspiring examples while attending Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton for many years. He and his family now attend City of Light Anglican Church in Aurora, and he is a physician with Advocate Medical Group in Oswego.

Mark Peterson, President

Mark and his wife, Amy, currently have five children attending Greenhouse, with three more in the pipeline. A product himself of government education, Mark was convinced to homeschool after seeing many inspiring examples while attending Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton for many years. He and his family now attend City of Light Anglican Church in Aurora, and he is a physician with Advocate Medical Group in Oswego.

Rusty Popp  

Rusty Popp

 


Tom Spacek, Executive Director As the co-founder and first Headmaster of The Greenhouse, Tom Spacek has been championing the mission and shepherding the vision since the turn of the century! Described by some as a Renaissance man, Tom has always been a self-learner, despite not having been home-schooled himself! A graduate of Emmaus Bible College, he has been serving various congregations and ministries for over 30 years. Many believe that Tom embodies the servant leadership ideal to which we call our students. He and Jennifer have worked together at The Greenhouse since its launch, during which time they have also raised their four children, two of whom still attend. The Spaceks live in Wheaton, four doors away from the building, and worship at Church of the Resurrection.

Tom Spacek, Executive Director

As the co-founder and first Headmaster of The Greenhouse, Tom Spacek has been championing the mission and shepherding the vision since the turn of the century! Described by some as a Renaissance man, Tom has always been a self-learner, despite not having been home-schooled himself! A graduate of Emmaus Bible College, he has been serving various congregations and ministries for over 30 years. Many believe that Tom embodies the servant leadership ideal to which we call our students. He and Jennifer have worked together at The Greenhouse since its launch, during which time they have also raised their four children, two of whom still attend. The Spaceks live in Wheaton, four doors away from the building, and worship at Church of the Resurrection.

Steve Wiper Steve and his wife Robin were drawn to homeschooling through the beauty of the family dynamics they saw in other God-centered, home school families.  They have been homeschooling since 2010, and all four of their kids have attended the Greenhouse.  The classical education approach, and the weekly day of instruction at the Greenhouse has provided a framework for the rest of the homeschool activities.  The opportunities for the students to express themselves, and what they've learned, through a variety of vehicles, has revealed their developing character in ways not readily available in other school settings. The Wipers worship at College Church in Wheaton, and Steve is an IT Director at the corporate office for Hyatt Hotels in Chicago.

Steve Wiper

Steve and his wife Robin were drawn to homeschooling through the beauty of the family dynamics they saw in other God-centered, home school families.  They have been homeschooling since 2010, and all four of their kids have attended the Greenhouse.  The classical education approach, and the weekly day of instruction at the Greenhouse has provided a framework for the rest of the homeschool activities.  The opportunities for the students to express themselves, and what they've learned, through a variety of vehicles, has revealed their developing character in ways not readily available in other school settings. The Wipers worship at College Church in Wheaton, and Steve is an IT Director at the corporate office for Hyatt Hotels in Chicago.

Wendy Woodward New to co-schooling, Wendy was led to Greenhouse when looking for a safe, academically challenging, Christian environment for her daughter. With the help and support of Greenhouse, tutors, and other committed people her daughter has thrived and is looking forward to going to an excellent college.  During the work day Wendy serves as the Chief Information Officer at Wheaton College. She has a Masters degree in Communication from Northwestern University and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Administration from North Park University. They attend Willow Creek Wheaton.   

Wendy Woodward

New to co-schooling, Wendy was led to Greenhouse when looking for a safe, academically challenging, Christian environment for her daughter. With the help and support of Greenhouse, tutors, and other committed people her daughter has thrived and is looking forward to going to an excellent college.  During the work day Wendy serves as the Chief Information Officer at Wheaton College. She has a Masters degree in Communication from Northwestern University and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Administration from North Park University. They attend Willow Creek Wheaton.