Canterbury is a Classical Christian Academy, grades K-9th. We will add a grade each year as our children grow. The classical philosophy is a unique approach to education in that it embraces old, and proven methods. We believe that there is great wisdom in looking back for the answers on how best to move forward!
Satu Fluty (Kindergarten)
Satu attended college in the beautiful state of Vermont where she attained her BA in fine arts with a minor in k-12 education. Satu worked at a preschool for three years where she continued to gain an understanding and passion for education. Shortly after settling down in Asheville in 2012 she began to volunteer at Canterbury Classical School where Satu knew she found a loving and caring community that is just as passionate about education as she is. Satu knows she found her new home here at Canterbury and is overjoyed for the opportunity to continue her teaching career here in North Carolina. In her spare time Satu can be found creating mixed media art, taking her dog for hikes, tending to the cows on the farm and enjoying a cup of coffee nestled with a good book.
Kristina Sanford (1st grade)
Kristina Sanford is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University located in Nashville, Tennessee where she received a B.S. in Education with minors in Early Childhood Education and Christian Education. Kristina has spent most of her career running Christian education programs for churches across the South East for ages birth through 6th grade. She began her career at Canterbury Classical School in the fall of 2014, finally enabling her to couple her passion for Christian Education along with her love of the elementary classroom. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and three children, sitting on her front porch with a cup of coffee and a good book, and taking on sewing and craft projects.
Ashley Alexander (2nd grade)
Ashley Alexander is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Business Management. She will begin her career at Canterbury in the fall of 2018. She and her husband, Myles were married in 2001 and have three children. Prior to joining Canterbury, she has worked in Human Resources in various capacities and has six years experience classically homeschooling her own children. She has a deep appreciation for the classical model of education and is thrilled to be teaching again, pursuing her passion for Christian, classical education and mentoring young children. When she is not in the classroom she enjoys spending time with her family, trail running, cycling, and lifting weights.
Hannah Callahan (3rd/4th grade)
Hannah Callahan is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration and Law. She has five years of professional childcare experience caring for children birth to ten years old. She was classically educated through a homeschool environment and has a deep appreciation for the classical model of education. She began teaching at Canterbury Classical School in winter of 2017. When not in the classroom, Hannah enjoys the outdoors, exercising and spending time with her family.
Desiree Monstrola (Executive Director & 5th/6th grade)
Desiree Monstrola serves as the Executive Director of Canterbury Classical School and is the 5th/6th grade teacher. Desiree was classically educated through a homeschool environment and has extensive experience in classical education and curriculum. She loves to instill the joy of learning in each student and to help them grow in their knowledge of the Lord and godly character. Additionally, Desiree utilizes her deep knowledge of operations and non-profit organizations to help Canterbury grow and fulfill their vision and mission. When not serving at the school Desiree enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, being outdoors or curled up with a good book.
Nathan Aylestock (7th/8th & 9th grade)
Nathan Aylestock is a graduate of Columbia International University located in Columbia, SC where he received a B.A. in Bible and Youth Ministry as well as a general M.A. in education and counseling. Nathan serves as the full-time homeroom teacher for 7th-9th grade and teaches Literature, Composition, Christian/Classical Studies, and Logic. Nathan has spent most of his career in ministry as a youth pastor and Christian school educator. He and his wife, Melody, have three children: Davis, Caedmon and Phoebe. In their spare time, the Aylestock’s can be found exploring the outdoors and riding their bikes.
7th-9th Grade Faculty
Canterbury Classical School is served by several part-time faculty members with areas of focus in pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Biology, Classical & Christian Studies, Government, Latin and Physical Science.
Board of Directors
Gary Ball – Founder & Chairman of the Board, Brenda Canter – Treasurer, Cecil Beumer – Board Member, Matthew Brock – Board Member,
Chad Harding – Parent Board Member, Sean McCann – Parent Board Member, Edward Renz – Board Member