Meet the Team


David Vaughan

President & Co-Founder

David brings more than 20 years of experience in management and leadership to the team. David's love for Classical and Christian education began when his grandchildren invited him to Mars Hill Academy in Ohio for Grandparents Day in 2010. He and wife, Christy Anne, have devoted the past 6 years of their lives to the study and support of the "new old way" of instruction; training up a child "in the way he should go" Proverbs 22:6, Classical Christian Education. E-mail David


Christy Anne Vaughan, Ed. D.


Christy Anne earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership through Liberty University, has earned a master's degree in Education (specializing in special education), and also earned a bachelor's degree in English. She taught in public schools as well as Classical Christian, online and in brick-and-mortar classrooms, for more than 10 years. She and David have served schools in the U.S. as well as the Bahamas and Peru. E-mail Christy


Elke Long

Vice President

Elke Long was born and raised in Dresden, Germany. She came to the United States in 1992 and became a US Citizen in 2009. Being raised as an atheist, she was born again in 2001. Elke has two children 9 and 12 years old that put her on a path to seek an education for them that would be more than learning facts. Through a journey of home school, public school and private school, she learned about Classical Christian Education. Today Elke is a firm believer of Classical Christian Education, she is seeking to further our mission and share her knowledge about Classical Christian Education. She speaks to parents as well as school boards. E-mail Elke


Richard Hendricks

Ministry Partner/IT Specialist

Joel Trouse

Joel Trouse


Joel Trouse has an earned M.B.A. from the University of Illinois and works in finance for a large telecommunications company. Joel and his wife Abigail and son Nathan live in Florida.

Joel serves as Treasurer of CCEI, Inc. E-mail Joel