Administration

Executive Committee

Hope Carrasquilla, Dean of Curriculum & Instruction

Hope Carrasquilla, Dean of Curriculum & Instruction

Mrs. Hope Carrasquilla is a long-time resident of Tallahassee and most recently served as an administrator at Christ Classical Academy. After graduating from FSU with a degree in education, she taught for several years, and then took a short break to raise her three sons with her husband, Victor. After returning to the classroom and following her introduction to classical education, Mrs. Carrasquilla received her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. With 27 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings and 10 years of classical education experience, Mrs. Carrasquilla brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for our school’s mission. In her role as Dean, she enjoys working alongside teachers, administration, and families to help foster a culture of learning focused on the good, the beautiful and the true. She is excited to help shape the hearts and minds of the young scholars at Tallahassee Classical School for the sake of making our community and country a better place.

Dr. Carolyn McClenny, Dean of Student Services

Dr. Carolyn McClenny, Dean of Student Services

Carolyn is an experienced speech-language pathologist and educator, passionate about a team approach to helping students develop effective communication skills. Her areas of specialty include grammar, researched writing, study skills, vocabulary development, and student support within the context of their regular school day. She earned her PhD from Florida State University in Reading and Language Arts Education and her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has enjoyed 15 years of clinical experience in Speech-Language Pathology, working primarily with neurological based communication disorders, and 16 years university experience, teaching English Composition, Reading Education and leading the academic department for student support services.

Michelle Stringer, Dean of Operations & Administration

Michelle Stringer, Dean of Operations & Administration

Mrs. Michelle Stringer classically homeschooled her children for a period of five years. She was involved in Classical Conversations and Veritas Home School Cooperative, where she taught preschoolers for two years. She really enjoys administrative and planning work. Mrs. Stringer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. She has experience working as an Administrative Assistant for various churches and as the Internal Marketing & Communications Assistant at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Stringer also has experience traveling abroad teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and enjoys learning about other cultures.

Karen Roland, Business Manager

Karen Roland, Business Manager

Mrs. Karen Roland was born and raised in Toledo, OH, spent many years in Sarasota/Bradenton, and then moved to the beautiful setting of Tallahassee with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and one cat. She has her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and her Masters in Organizational Management. Much of her career focus has been in strategically planning organizational goals and managing budgets and contracts for governmental agencies. She is excited to now join the world of education. She appreciates the thought of Forest Witcraft who said, "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child (boy)." She is looking forward to working with the Archer team to provide a thinking education for our young scholars.

Other Administration

Barbara Ward, Finance / HR Assistant

Barbara Ward, Finance / HR Assistant

With a bachelors degree in Business Administration with HR Specialization from Barry University, Mrs. Ward's specialty is payroll; in addition she has worked as an office manager of a local professional association for eight years and worked in accounts payable for three years at another Tallahassee organization. Ms. Ward has co-facilitated a step program designed to develop character in its participants from halfway houses and prisons. She and her family moved to Tallahassee from Wisconsin in 1998; she enjoys her grandchildren and always has a sewing project going.

Craig Hampton, Discipline Coordinator

Craig Hampton, Discipline Coordinator

Craig Hampton was born and raised in Leesburg, Florida where he graduated from Leesburg High School in 2014. He then moved to Tallahassee, Florida in 2014 for school, and where he eventually married his wife, Mattea Hampton in 2021. He earned his Associate of Science degree in Recreational Management and Sport Fitness from Tallahassee Community College in 2018. He also earned his Associate of Arts degree from Tallahassee Community College in 2022. Mr. Hampton joined the Tallahassee Classical School staff in November of 2021. Previous to his work as the Discipline Coordinator at Tallahassee Classical School, Mr. Hampton also has experience working for various churches beginning in 2018 as a Children’s Pastor. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, family, and fishing.

Barbara Mohler, Registrar

Barbara Mohler, Registrar

Anita Collier, Front Desk Attendance Clerk

Anita Collier, Front Desk Attendance Clerk

Szcznie Williams, Receptionist

Szcznie Williams, Receptionist

Jonathan Tilley, Facilities Manager

Jonathan Tilley, Facilities Manager

Born in Birmingham, AL in 1978
Graduated from Hoover High School
Graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. as a Natural Resource Specialist
Began working as a garage janitor at 7
Started a tiny lawn service at 11

Lived and worked in Death Valley CA., Glacier Bay AK., Seward Ak., Gunflint MN. (during winter -34'F), Glacier Nat'l Park MT, Boulder CO., and Seattle, WA.

Met wife Evelyn Tilley in Alaska, moved from Boulder to Seattle where we were married and started our family with Merle and Milo Tilley. I also learned about real traffic there.
Moved to Tallahassee in 2018 and opened Tallahassee Classical School

Interests: Alabama football (I earned it in the 80's and 90's Roll Tide), sci-fi and fantasy books, playing at woodworking, video games, animals, hiding from the sun, remembering naps, and challenging myself to learn new things.

Dislikes: Hard-boiled eggs, Tom Green, Tennessee and Ohio State, willful ignorance, doing anything outside when it's hot, snakes, quinoa, most movie reboots, new rap and new country, leaving the door open, social media, and empty boxes in garbage cans.