About Us
JH Classical Academy is honored to have oversight and active engagement from such an esteemed mix of individuals. Each member of our Board of Directors brings their unique gifts, skills, and experience to bear for the advancement of our academy and the betterment of our Jackson Hole community.

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  • Dr. Kenneth R. Calvert

    Board President

    Dr. Kenneth Calvert joins Jackson Hole Classical Academy as President of the Board. He holds three advanced degrees in history and theology. Dr. Calvert is currently a professor of history at Hillsdale College. From 2000-2018, he was the Headmaster of Hillsdale Academy, a K-12 classical Christian school and has helped found other classical Christian schools around the country. Dr. Calvert looks forward to sharing his experience and wisdom with JH Classical Academy.
  • Dr. Kevin Roberts

    Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., has twenty years of experience as a teacher, professor, headmaster, and college president, and has been involved in a number of education reform initiatives around the country. After earning his Ph.D. in American history from The University of Texas, Roberts served as a history professor in New Mexico before starting his own K-12 classical school, John Paul the Great Academy, in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.  Prior to accepting his current position as Executive Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas, Roberts served as president of Wyoming Catholic College. As a former school founder and leader, and a scholar of the Constitution, the history of American education, and school reform, Roberts looks forward to applying his experience and insight to Jackson Hole Classical Academy. Roberts and his wife, Michelle, have four children, one bird-hunting dog, and a lifelong addiction to fishing. 
  • Mrs. Amy Edmonds

    Amy grew up in Nebraska and now lives in Cheyenne. Her passion for education choice inspired her to serve six terms in the Wyoming legislature. She also worked for the Wyoming Liberty Group, championing educational causes in Cheyenne and Washington DC. As a supporter of classical education and herself well-read in literature and history, Amy looks forward to helping guide JHCA as it establishes its new campus and continues to launch its high school.
  • Mr. Steve Friess


    Steve works to advance the ideals of liberty and limited government at the Lynn and Foster Friess Family Foundation. Steve is an active participant in the national policy battle for education reform. Together with his wife, Polly, he founded Jackson Hole Classical Academy, modeled upon the public charter schools developed by Great Hearts Academies of Arizona and Texas. Steve was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and received a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Steve and Polly are active in the growth and development of their beloved community, Jackson Hole. They have four children, Cotter, Ginger, Thatcher, and Sarah. 
  • Mr. Jonathan Robinson

    Jonathan Robinson joins the Board of Directors at Jackson Hole Classical Academy with years of experience in statistical analysis, finance, and education. Mr. Robinson has lived in Jackson Hole since 2013, and his son Bill attends JHCA. Mr. Robinson is dedicated to the mission and vision of the school. "I value JHCA for its commitment to rigorous classical education and structure. Students are given the ability to succeed academically, as well as develop good habits for life." 
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  • Mrs. Lisa Meaney

    Mrs. Lisa Meaney has joined the Board of Directors at JH Classical Academy. Her three sons, Case, Reeve, and Calum are students at the Academy. Mrs. Meaney is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has served on the boards of several non-profits.
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Jackson Hole Classical Academy
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
Enrollment Inquiries:
Polly Friess
(307) 690-8396
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