Dr. Robert McMahon has published four books and a dozen articles on thinkers in the epic and Christian-Platonist traditions, including Augustine, Boethius, Dante, Milton, and Eric Voegelin. He continues to read in literary studies, religion, psychology, and philosophy. During his leisure hours he enjoys reading, listening to music, meditation, and also playing with his pet rabbits (petitation). He has never owned a television.
Mr. Ayers is returning for his fifth year at Ridgeview. He hails from Georgia where he earned a B.A. in both Classical Culture and Anthropology and an M.A. in Classical Languages at the University of Georgia. While studying for his master's, Mr. Ayers completed an archaeological field school in Pompeii and continues to volunteer for summer archaeological programs. When not reading Latin and the Classics, Mr. Ayers enjoys activities such as, but not limited to, hiking, climbing, fishing, and skiing.
Mr. Fitzpatrick brings eight years of teaching experience to Ridgeview Classical Schools. Over those years Mr. Fitzpatrick has taught Geometry, Latin, Algebra, Humanities, Writing, Folk Music, and SAT Prep. He has also coached juggling, soccer and hockey. Mr. Fitzpatrick received a B.A. in the Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 2004 and an M.A. in Theology from the University of Scranton in 2009. Besides learning and reading, Mr. Fitzpatrick especially enjoys singing folk songs while playing the guitar or banjo. He recently moved from Pennsylvania to Fort Collins with his wife and three children to teach at RCS.
Mr. Muller returns for his fourth year at Ridgeview, and 21st as an educator, to teach Latin and Greek. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Latin and Greek from Dickinson College and earned his M.A.T. in Humanities from Colorado College. In 2006, Mr. Muller's essay, “Freedom of Fate,” was published in Classical Considerations: Useful Wisdom from Greece and Rome. Mr. Muller also serves as a Reader for College Board's AP Latin: Vergil examination. Mr. Muller leads student trips to Rome and the Bay of Naples area; he took his first Ridgeview group this past March, and looks forward to the next trip in 2014. His avocational...
Mr. Smith grew up outside of Philadelphia and spent his summers working for his father's landscaping business. While he is now a passionate gardener and amateur farmer, he spent enough time in the festering humidity, sweating over lawn-mowers and mulch piles, to know that inheriting the family business was not the life for him. He also worked at his aunt's macrobiotic restaurant in his high school years and tossed pizza through college, discovering along the way that he has a passion for cooking and eating. He is quite the epicure and has twice offered a summer academy cooking class.
Mr. Smith started studying Latin...
Mr. White received his bachelor's degree in the liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College. He then spent one year in Rome, studying Latin and Classical Greek and two and a half years at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria, completing a master's degree in theology. He will be teaching geometry and Latin for his third year at Ridgeview.