Saint Alfred's Teachers
Will Boyd lives in the Palouse region of North Idaho with his wife Liz, five sons, and two daughters. Mr. Boyd grew up near the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he earned a B.S. in Biology (2000) and minors in Chemistry and Conservation Biology. Through his undergraduate years he participated in numerous biological field studies in fun places like the Bering Sea, Alaska’s North Slope, Western North Carolina, Minnesota, Central Wisconsin, and the Cuyahoga River Valley of Ohio. He also interned for the Smithsonian’s Conservation Research Center, where he led an effort studying giant eland reproduction and spent a season caring for and studying wallabies, kangaroos, and other marsupials at the Macquarie University Marsupial Fauna Park near Sydney, Australia. Mr. Boyd has worked in science education since 1999 in various capacities including: as the Education Director of a public lands advocacy organization, Science Chair and teacher at Montrose Christian Academy in Moscow, ID, Zoology lab instructor and Ornithology/Herpetology teaching assistant at North Carolina State University, and as Natural Resources instructor at the University of Idaho. He earned a Secondary Science teaching endorsement and M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho (2013). Will most recently worked as the 4-H Science Extension Associate at the University of Idaho, where he coordinated K-12 STEM education programs throughout the state. He is the founder and board president of the Homeschool Institute of Science (HIS, Inc.) and he absolutely loves encouraging and inspiring those around him to explore God’s marvelously complex Creation!
Jennifer Collender is the wife of fellow Veritas teacher Dr. Michael Collender and the mother of four. She graduated from New St. Andrew’s College with a Liberal Arts degree and an Education Emphasis. She is now a very thrilled homeschooling mother. For five years she was the director of Coram Deo Academy, a homeschool co-op based in Spokane, WA. At Veritas, she has taught Fiction Writing and currently teaches Rhetoric I, Logic I, and Novels of Jane Austen. She is the co-author of Veritas Press’s new Composition I, a unique composition textbook that teaches both fiction and non-fiction writing to junior high students in fun and engaging ways. This will be her third year teaching writing for White Horse Hall and her sixth year teaching writing in a co-op setting.
Grew up in the great state of Maryland being fed on blue crab and her Nanny's fried chicken. But, even though there would be no blue crab, the call west was too much for her. So in the footsteps of the brave pioneers before her, she made her pilgrimage to Moscow, Idaho to study and learn at New Saint Andrews College. There she met her handsome husband, Tim Griffith. They settled down to family life right away and had a child every couple of years to the grand sum of 4. Now they homeschool their four children: Will, Lola, Penelope and Charlie, who also attend White Horse Hall. She loves history and is very excited to be teaching it!
Annie McIntosh grew up in Moscow and earned a BA in liberal Arts with an emphasis on education from New Saint Andrews College in 2000, and student taught at Logos School. Annie and her husband Jonathan have four daughters. She has taught at White Horse Hall for three years.