ABOUT US - OUR FACULTY
Luke Macik, J.D.
Headmaster Luke Macik received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 1987, and served as Assistant Director of Admissions there from 1987 to 1990. During this time he also co-led the sophomore seminar in which students read and discussed works by Virgil, Plutarch, St. Augustine , Boethius, Dante, Chaucer, and St. Thomas Aquinas. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1993, after which he began practicing law in New Mexico . In 1995, he became a partner in the law firm of Mason, Isaacson, and Macik, PA, where he specialized in Indian Law and served as the insurance defense counsel for the Navajo Nation for fifteen years. He is also admitted to the bar in Colorado, Illinois, Navajo Nation, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has taught undergraduate law classes at the University of New Mexico Gallup campus and has taught numerous legal seminars.
Throughout his career he has been involved in leading and organizing Great Books reading groups with his peers. Mr. Macik is a board member of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education which “exists to give Catholic educators a clear understanding of the riches of authentic Catholic education…and to help them implement the Church’s vision in their institutions.” In November of 2007, he became Vice President of Administration at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming and served on its Board of Trustees. He is the father of nine children and has been actively involved in home schooling with his wife, Lisa. As an enthusiastic advocate of the program of liberal education at the Lyceum, he is very pleased to serve as its second headmaster.
Mr. Mark A. Langley
After what he calls “a splendid sabbatical" serving as Dean of Faculty and Academics at Holy Family Academy in New Hampshire, founding headmaster Mark Langley returns to the Lyceum where he serves as our first “Academic Dean.” Mr. Langley is particularly delighted to assist his old friend, Headmaster Macik, in the implementation, review and further development of the Lyceum's excellent classical curriculum. He is also thrilled to serve on the Lyceum faculty as a full time teacher - and a member of the bass section in the Lyceum Chorale!
Mr. Langley holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. He taught at Trivium School in Massachusetts for twelve years, where he also directed the all-school chorus. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Langley served on the Executive Committee of the board of Trustees, and was the acting Academic Dean and director of fundraising. He served two years as the Curriculum Development Manager for Advantage Schools, Inc., a charter school management company headquartered in Boston MA. There he assisted in designing and managing a budget of two million dollars while also developing and managing the curriculum at 20 charter schools around the country.
Mr. Langley loves sacred polyphonic music of the Renaissance and has had the privilege of founding and directing several adult, youth and children choirs in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Ohio. He has also served as organist and Director of Music at the beautiful church of St. John the Evangelist in Clinton, Massachusetts. Today, Mark and his wife Stephanie, along with their eleven children, reside in Cleveland Heights.
Mr. James Flood
The choral director of the Lyceum Schola Cantorum, Mr. Flood has conducted choirs for 14 years, holding posts at several churches, including the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore; he is currently the Director of Music at St. Clement Parish in Lakewood. Mr. Flood is also the founder and president of The Foundation for Sacred Arts, a Catholic nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate a movement in new sacred music, art, and architecture. Mr. Flood received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he studied under world-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco. He has 20 years' experience offering guitar instruction. Mr. Flood is the husband of Jeanette Flood, with whom he has five children.
Mrs. Jeanette Amestoy Flood
Jeanette (Amestoy) Flood began teaching at The Lyceum in 2008 after ten years of homeschooling. Mrs. Flood graduated magna cum laude fromFranciscan University of Steubenville, where she double-majored in English and history. She obtained her master’s degree in literature from Catholic University of America, with a specialization in drama. While she has worked as a freelance editor for such publishers as Ignatius Press and Coming Home Resources for over 20 years, she has more recently branched out into freelance writing—commercial, literary, and inspirational. On the literary front, the St. Austin Review has published two of her sonnets and her article “Henry James and the Grace to Forgive”; another article, “Eyre of Rebellion?” will appear in the Ignatius Critical Edition of Jane Eyre in 2013. Her inspirational articles have appeared in Voices and Faith and Family; she also writes a blog entitled Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Living in the Kingdom. Although she particularly delights in anything literary, Mrs. Flood has a broad love of learning which she strives to pass on to her students. Three of Mr. and Mrs. Flood’s six children currently attend The Lyceum, and their eldest is an alumna.
Dr. Peter Gilbert
Dr. Gilbert received his Ph.D. from Catholic University of America, for a doctoral dissertation titled Person and Nature in the Theological Poems of St. Gregory of Nazianzus. His major field of study was Greek Patristics with a minor in Latin Patristics. In 1985 he received a B.A. (M.A.), University of Oxford (Pembroke College) where he majored in theology. In 1981 he received a B.A. from St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland in liberal arts (Philosophy and mathematics). St. John's College is the original Great Books College in the United States.
Dr. Gilbert has most recently taught an on-line course in Eastern Christian Studies through the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine and was Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Seton Hall University from September - December 2010. From June 1998 - June 2005 he taught at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the sister campus to St. John's Annapolis. In his seven years of teaching at St. John's College, he taught all four undergraduate seminar classes (twice-weekly discussions of classic texts in philosophy, theology, history, or literature); freshman and sophomore (Greek), and junior (French) language tutorials; mathematics including Euclid, Ptolemy, Apollonius, Descartes' algebra and calculus; laboratory, including biology (both observational and theoretical), chemistry, and the atomic theory; he has also taught music theory. Since 2005, he has been working on a book about John Bekkos and has translated a number of his writings from Greek into English.
Mrs. Jean Henderson
Jean Henderson brings nearly twenty-five years of teaching experience to The Lyceum. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Education from The College of Mount St. Joseph and has received training at Kent State University for teachers of chemistry. She served as a teacher of language arts, religion, math and music for seven years in Catholic schools in Indiana and Ohio. She then turned her attention to the education of her own children and is one of the pioneers of the home schooling movement. At The Lyceum she has taught Latin I, 7th and 8th grade mathematics, geography, biology, and New Testament overview. In recent years Mrs. Henderson has gravitated towards the field of special education, and has attended workshops and presentations in the areas of the autism spectrum and nonverbal learning disorders. Gardening and travel are favorite hobbies of the Hendersons. In December of 2010, they finally fulfilled a dream of making a pilgrimage to Rome.
Mrs. Colleen Hogan
Colleen Hogan brings a wealth of educational experience to The Lyceum. Colleen graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Program at John Carroll University with a B.A. in English Literature. She then taught Latin, English, and humanities for six years at Ruffing Montessori Middle School, whose curriculum was modeled on Mortimer Adler’s Paideia Proposal, a manifesto for classical education. She has served as a catechist for The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is a licensed Kindermusik instructor. Her greatest qualification is that she has been a stay-at-home mom with her five children for the past twenty years, homeschooling during the past four years. Her oldest daughter, Clare, graduated from The Lyceum in 2008. Colleen currently serves as a cantor and choir member at her parish, Church of the Gesu. She delights in singing great choral works, especially those of Mozart and Haydn, and reading the novels of Jane Austen. She is not ashamed to admit that her favorite movie is The Sound of Music.
Mr. Henry Peyrebrune
Henry Peyrebrune was invited to join The Cleveland Orchestra in 1997. From 1994-1997, he was principal bass of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of Canada's pre-eminent orchestras. Prior to his orchestral positions, he was an active free-lance musician in the Boston area where he performed a wide variety of contemporary and historical solo, orchestral and chamber music on modern and period instruments with such groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, ALEA III and D.C. Hall's New Concert and Quadrille Band. He is also former principal bass of the Portland Symphony, with which he appeared as a soloist, and a former member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Since moving to Cleveland, he has appeared as soloist and recorded with Apollo's Fire in Cleveland and at the Library of Congress, and has performed in recital in Cleveland, Washington, D.C. areas and Miami.
Appointed to the Baldwin-Wallace faculty in 1997, he is a former faculty member of the Longy School of Music, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Southern Maine. He has also taught at the George Vance Summer Bass Workshop.
His principal teacher was Edwin Barker, principal bass of the Boston Symphony. He has also studied with Henry Portnoi, David Cobb and Allan Dennis.
Mr. Ted Smith
Ted Smith earned a B.A. from The University of Dallas. Returning to The Lyceum for a third year of teaching, Mr. Smith brings a great love for the study of Mathematics, teaching Calculus and Advanced Algebra. A resident of Cleveland Heights, Mr. Smith also brings a special love for the study of classical languages, teaching Latin II and the higher levels of Greek at the Lyceum.
Miss Nicole Sutherland
Miss Nicole Sutherland is the newest member of the Lyceum faculty. She graduated in the spring of 2012 from Thomas Aquinas College, with a BA in Liberal Arts. While there, Miss Sutherland wrote and defended her senior thesis, "On the Christian Need for Leisure." Nicole delights in singing, especially Grgorian Chant. She even likes to try her hand at writing music and poetry. The oldest of nine children, Miss Sutherland is well-prepared to teach the all-new sixth-grade.
Mr. Raymond Wilson
Raymond C. Wilson is a graduate of Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude), where he pursued his lifelong interests in history and international relations. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Focusing on international tax planning, Mr. Wilson practiced in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts before joining the adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught for nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are the parents of four children and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where they are members of Gesu Parish.