Head of School & Elementary Principal
Mike Baker is so excited to work with such an amazing staff, students, parents, and community members. He graduated from Emporia State University with a BSE in Elementary Education. Mike received his masters degree in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University. He has spent 24 years in elementary education.
Mike has been married to his wife, Heather, for 24 years and has 4 amazing daughters. He loves playing guitar and worshiping The Lord.
Linda is a graduate of Maur Hill-Mount Academy in Atchison, KS. She has been serving at Veritas since 2001. Before joining staff at Veritas, she homeschooled her daughters for seven years. Mrs. Walton has more than 25 years of secretarial experience having worked for Benedictine College, Grandview Assembly of God Church, American Lung Association of WY, and currently at Veritas. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, two daughters, and granddaughter, Isla. When she isn’t at work she can be found looking for treasures at garage/estate sales, walking, and plant-based cooking.
Emily Williams graduated from Lee University with a degree in Middle Grades Education with an emphasis in Math and English and a minor in Biblical Studies. She moved to Lawrence in 2016 with her husband, Justin, for him to pursue a PhD program in Physics. She is extremely passionate for the Lord and education.
Emily loves people and building relationships. Her hobbies include traveling, the beach, reading, painting, and being active.
Computer Scinece Instructor
Timothy Gallagher has loved bossing computers around since 1986. He is a professional software engineer with decades of experience and is our volunteer secondary computer science instructor. He loves teaching kids how computers work and how to program them. He loves using computer science to teach creative problem-solving skills that are useful for more than just computer programming.
Steve has a BA in mathematics and an MAT in mathematics education, both from the University of Chicago. Retiring after 26 years at Johnson County Community College, he moved overseas and taught mathematics at the Christian International School of Prague. He joined the staff at Veritas in 2020. He and his wife, Ellen, have three adult children. Steve also enjoys travelling, reading history, and playing the piano.
Sandie has her B.S. in Education from MLC in New Ulm, MN. She is certified in Early Childhood Education and holds an ASCI Educator Certificate. Mrs. Fischer has been teaching for 19 years in Christian schools and homeschooled her children for 6 years. She is blessed by God with her devoted husband, Dr. Ken Fischer, and thankful to God for her four beautiful and talented children who attended Veritas. Mrs. Fischer’s three main goals for her precious first graders are that they learn to love to read, that they learn to love to learn, and that they learn to love Jesus more and more each day! Mrs Fischer makes sure her students all know that in the first grade classroom at Veritas, they work hard, play hard, and pray hard!
Annette holds a BA in Elementary Education from Ottawa University, a State Teaching Certificate from 1983-1988, and an ASCI Educator Certificate. She has been teaching at Veritas since 2004 and proudly homeschooled her children for 13 years. Mrs. Tiegreen is married to Roger and together they have three amazing children (two of whom are VCS graduates), and ten grandchildren. In addition to loving and serving her family, Mrs. Tiegreen’s joy and passion is to serve and glorify God by teaching children to know and love God, His Word, and the lost. One of her favorite ways to do this is by putting scripture, biblical truths, grammar rules, and historical facts to music to help children memorize them. She is grateful God has called her to teach at Veritas where she has the opportunity to love, mentor, and disciple children toward His Kingdom purposes.
Secondary Math and Science
EFT, Junior High PE, Critical Thinking, and Microsoft Basic
Secondary Bible, Greek
Spencer holds his B.S. in Christian Ministry from Tabor College and has earned a Master of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been teaching at VCS since 2013 and previously taught at Victory Christian Academy in El Dorado, KS. Before teaching, Spencer spent ten years as an Associate Pastor at New Life Equipping Ministry in El Dorado. The Holy Spirit has given him great joy in teaching the glory of God in the preeminence of Christ for the joy of all peoples. Spencer and his wife, Amber, have three precious children.
Elementary PE and Senior High PE
Elementary and Secondary Art Teacher
Kristol has been teaching visual art at Veritas since 2016. She has a Masters degree in Visual Communication and Design from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She and her husband, John, have two sons who currently attend Veritas. Kristol is thankful to be saved by Jesus and covered by His grace daily. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, kayaking, drinking coffee and abstract painting. Mrs. Kumar is also the owner of Kristol Kumar Photography and a partner at Hello Sun Photography.