Meet our Team
Mrs. Koerber serves as the Head of School and lead teacher of Timber Ridge Academy and teaches in the elementary school and middle school. She has a diverse expertise of Classical teaching from early childhood to adults, from classroom to private tutoring. She and her husband helped to start an interdenominational Christian school in Baltimore over 20 years ago that successfully continues. She has previously served as Program Support Coordinator for Teton Literacy Center in Jackson.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Modern Languages and Linguistics (French and Spanish) from the University of Maryland. She has served as a consultant with an accredited distance classical curriculum provider, and is trained in adaptive resources for the classical model for students who struggle.
Mrs. Koerber is married and has five grown children. Her personal interests include photography, history, theology, child development, building Christian culture and the home arts.
"It is a privilege to support parents in the education and formation of their children as young disciples of The Lord."
Mrs. Somers was raised in Los Altos Hills, California and has lived in Jackson for 16 years. Heidi is married to Matt and they have two wonderful daughters, Hanne and Bente, both of whom have attended Timber Ridge Academy since its founding. She received her BS in Psychology from California Polytechnic University, and her MA in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in California. Heidi's passion for working with children is evident from her years of coaching a developmental ski race team, teaching pre-school at a Montessori school in California and almost 9 years of Sunday school with her local church.
Heidi has worked extensively as a marriage and family therapist at The Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center and in private practice here in the valley. While raising two girls, Heidi took a break from counseling and returned to education as a preschool teacher at a local school.
After helping establish Timber Ridge Academy, Heidi is thrilled to shift her focus back to the classroom where she teaches Kindergarten.
Heidi loves to spend time with her family; she enjoys hiking, skiing, running and designing silver jewelry. She is very active at her local church.
May Christ through your faith dwell in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love… Ephesians 3:17
Mrs. Largey comes to Timber Ridge Academy after working as a paraprofessional at the C-V Ranch school in Wilson. C-V Ranch is a residential school and treatment facility for disabled and emotionally disturbed youth, where Andrea counseled and tutored children from elementary to middle school.
Andrea is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a BS in physical education and an MS in physical education with an emphasis on coaching. She was an assistant coach for Eastern New Mexico University soccer team, and taught physical education classes. She has worked with Jackson Hole Youth Soccer for several years and is an accomplished and avid soccer player and coach.
While in college, Andrea spent two summers as a volunteer at a school in Ghana, Africa, serving as a physical education and health teacher and working with a ministry that housed and educated trafficked and abandoned children. She recently completed a fund-raising project to purchase a playground for these children.
Andrea has a love of children and young people that plays out not only in the classroom, but also outside it. She has mentored many young women in sports and their spiritual walk, and is starting a non-profit Christian soccer camp that meets the need in small communities for underprivileged and at-risk youth, allowing children to have fun playing soccer.
Scott comes to Timber Ridge Academy from Lander, Wyoming. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a minor in Outdoor Education. He is a certified instructor in several disciplines and enjoys mountain climbing, kayaking, skiing and reading Plato.
His passion is science. "It allows us to know how things move and act in the world, helps us predict physical events, and shows us how God works naturally in the world," he says. Scott is also fluent in conversational Latin.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Juliana believes that learning should excite the students as they are challenged. She sees her first and second graders, "becoming avid explorers, keen observers and detailed readers and writers. They look for beauty in the great and the small, and they are discovering new things as we read books and apply our learning to projects."
Juliana was homeschooled with a classical curriculum from Kindergarten through twelth grade. She attended college in Lander, Wyoming, where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts and Outdoor Education. She is certified in several areas as an outdoor instructor.
When not in the classroom, Juliana enjoys exploring God's creation through rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, and mountaineering. She also loves travel and plays the violin, piano and ukulele.