Leadership Team

Phil Strzalka, JD


I joined the Wheaton Academy Institute with more than 25 years of experience as an attorney and a management consultant developing and implementing people and operational solutions within higher education institutions and other not-for and for-profit organizations across the country. Learn more about Mr. Strzalka.

Cheryl Koslosky


In 2019, I became the Director of the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center, now The Center for Lifelong Learning.  When not working with my own students, I am training Academic Coaches focused in all subject areas to work to improve academic performance and maximize learning potential in all our students.  Learn more about Mrs. Koslosky.

Lisa Kainer

Lisa Kainer


Author Scott Hayden once wrote, “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”  The sentiment behind those words holds as true to me today as when I started my teaching career over 30 years ago. I have had the privilege of teaching children from early elementary through high school, each level possessing its own unique rewards and challenges. Learn more about Mrs. Kainer.

Holly Taritas


I joined Wheaton Academy Institute in 2022 after twenty-seven years in education. I’m excited to be on a team with others to advance lifelong learning and support the mission of Christian education with Best Practices. I believe the purpose of Christian education is to be transformational for His Glory.  Learn more about Mrs. Taritas.