Corporate Office Staff

Mrs. Kari Beckman - Executive Director

Mrs. Beckman developed her love of education serving as a national officer for an international organization, which is dedicated to fostering a diversity of education options for children. She then worked for several years with the Department of Education in Georgia and Arizona, leading an initiative on leadership development in young people. As a nationally-recognized public speaker, she traveled the country sharing her passion for the highest standards of personal conduct and excellence in learning. 

With this zeal for education, her love of children and her conversion* to the Catholic faith in 1993, she embarked on a life-changing road that led her to the founding of Regina Caeli Academy and a dedication to classical education in the Catholic tradition. 

Since its founding in 2003, she has served as RCA’s Executive Director, guiding its growth from a single entity to what is currently sixteen centers in 11 states serving almost 1500 students and children. In 2019, she also oversaw the opening of RCA's first international affiliate, located in Bedfordshire, UK.

With 20 years of homeschooling experience, she is a champion of the home education method and considers it her passion to share the great news of homeschooling. She recently has been featured in Forbes magazine as well as internationally on the BBC news network for her work in hybrid homeschool education. 

When not homeschooling or leading RCA, she spends her time supporting her local Catholic Church as the Pro-life Leader and Parish Council member  of Our Lady of the Mountains in Jasper, GA. She lives in Canton, GA, with Rich, her husband of 26 years, and their eight children. 

In 2019, her eldest child joined the RCA staff as the national IT manager, after completing his Master's degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. The second is teaching in California and two are attending Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA. She homeschools and attends the Atlanta center with the other four.

*Her full conversion story may be read in the book "Chosen- How Christ Sent Twenty-three Surprised Converts to Replant His Vineyard" by Donna Steichen from Ignatius Press.

At Regina Caeli, Inc. since 2003

Mrs. Erika Ahern - Director of Education

Mrs. Ahern has homeschooled her six children for the last nine years.  She has served in several roles at Regina Caeli, Inc., including lead tutor in the Atlanta center teaching Latin and upper level high school courses for five years. She has been an administrator for six years and currently manages all of the center coordinators of education nationally. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America and a Masters of Art in Philosophy from Emory University. She resides in Alpharetta, Georgia, where her family attends the Atlanta center.

At Regina Caeli, Inc. since 2005

Mrs. Nicole Juba - Director of Operations

Mrs. Juba has home schooled her children for five years.  Starting with Regina Caeli in Dallas at its inception in 2013, she was a drop-off parent for two years.  She became Dallas' Center Coordinator of Education in 2015 and served as the Director of Development.  Prior to marrying and being blessed with children, Mrs. Juba graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Michigan State University and then graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.  Mrs. Juba passed the bar examinations in both Indiana and Illinois, where she still maintains law licenses.  In Illinois, she practiced complex civil litigation defense, and she served as a legal aid staff attorney and deputy prosecuting attorney in Indiana.  

At Regina Caeli, Inc. since 2015

Dr. Todd Ahern - Director of Corporate Operations

Dr. Ahern and his family have been connected with Regina Caeli, Inc. since 2005. He and his wife, Mrs. Erika Ahern, have been homeschooling their six children for the past nine years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in neuroscience and biology from Oberlin College and a PhD in neuroscience from Emory University. He is also a convert. He was a tenured professor at Quinnipiac University before joining Regina Caeli as the Director of Corporate Operations in 2019. He and his family now reside in Alpharetta, Georgia, and attend the Atlanta center.

At Regina Caeli, Inc. since 2019

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