History - Kolbe Academy


Mrs. Anne Angstenberger

History Department Chair


History 9 Honors History 9 Seminar

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2014-15 School Year

Anne Angstenberger attended the University of California, San Diego with a Double Major in Political Science and History. She then moved to San Francisco and received her Masters of Education from the University of San Francisco. Anne began teaching high school history in the SF Bay Area in 2003, ranging from Modern World Studies, US Government, Economics and AP World History. In 2009, Anne began teaching for K12’s CA Virtual Academy and has had a love for homeschool/online education ever since. She is very excited to be teaching Ancient Greek History and US and Modern History for Kolbe. Anne is also the current History Department Chair. In her free time, Anne enjoys exercising, reading, cooking, road trips, watching news commentary shows, and participating in church activities with her family. Anne currently resides in the SF Bay Are with her husband, five children, and West Highland Terrier.

Mrs. Erin Anderson


History 7 History 12 Honors History 12 Seminar American Civilization U.S. Government Homeroom 12

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2015-16 School Year

Mrs. Erin Anderson attended the University of California, San Diego and earned her B.S. in Political Science and History. After spending a semester interning on Capitol Hill, she decided to pursue her love of teaching and earned her teaching credential at San Diego State University. Because of her husband’s job and multiple moves to different states, Erin has worked in a variety of teaching positions, both at the middle school and high school levels. Erin has a passion for reading, writing, and learning which resulted in her obtaining a Master’s degree in Library Science through Clarion University.

Erin is very excited to be teaching History 7, American Civ, and U.S. and Modern History 12! In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading, gardening, and attending women’s bible study. When not teaching Kolbe classes, Erin can be found wrangling energetic kindergartners at Faith Formation. Erin resides in San Diego, CA with her husband and three children.

Mrs. Meghan Hambleton

Meghan graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Literature and Medieval History. She began teaching for Kolbe Academy in 2014, right after she married her best friend and high school sweetheart. After four years, Meghan and her husband welcomed their first child in 2018, and moved to West Virginia, where they are enjoying experiencing all four seasons. They have 3 big dogs, and in her free time Meghan enjoys hiking with them, baking, doing puzzles, and all things Star Trek. Meghan is passionate about reading and writing and loves sharing her eclectic literary interests that range from Medieval epics to Victorian poetry and from Tolkien to T.S. Eliot with anyone who will listen.

Dr. Carl Hasler

Dr. Carl Hasler received his MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has taught philosophy at the college/university level for 30+ years. Recently he has taught 20 years at Collin College, a 2-year institution, in Texas.  Currently, he is teaching courses in philosophy at the University of Texas at Dallas, and for campuses in the Dallas County Community College District.  Over the years, Dr. Hasler has tried to focus his teaching on the ideas of such Catholic luminaries as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure as well as more contemporary Catholic thinkers as G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Josef Pieper, Fr. James Schall, S. J., and Dr. Peter Kreeft.  After many years of teaching in secular institutions, Dr. Hasler is seeking a more permanent position teaching in Catholic institutions of learning.  Dr. Hasler lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, two daughters and his two grandsons.

Mrs. Therese Prudlo


History 8 History 9 History 11 Homeroom 8 Western Civilization I

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2016-17 School Year

Therese Prudlo attended Christendom College where she received her B.A. in History and cemented her passion for studying all things historical. After college she worked as an assistant librarian until she and her husband started their family. She and her husband love the classical method of education and chose to educate their children in it with a heavy emphasis on studying all subjects through the lens of their favorite subject: History. While homeschooling 2 of her 3 children, she has made time over the years to run a few Art History classes for local homeschool groups, as well as providing guest lectures for her husband, a college History Professor, on Art and Architecture to his students. She also coordinates a study abroad trip with her husband to take students to Rome, Italy, in order to experience first-hand the development of western culture and how it influences us today. As her husband’s first and final editor on all of his professional publications, she also helps him in his research as an ancient and medieval historian. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking (especially for friends and family), singing, planning trips with her husband and kids, volunteering at her local Catholic Charities food pantry, following the Boston Red Sox, and taking long walks in the woods around her house. Therese recently relocated to Tulsa, OK with her husband and three kids.

Mr. Steve Schultz


Theology 10 Theology 11 Theology 12 Honors Theology 12 Seminar History 10

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2013-14 School Year

Steve Schultz is a former active duty Air Force officer and pilot. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Portland, a master’s degree in military history from the American Military University, a master’s degree in theology with a concentration in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary and a master’s degree in philosophy also from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He is currently in the dissertation phase of a PhD in education with a concentration in distance learning. Additionally, Mr. Schultz is a freelance author writing on a variety of topics with an emphasis on theology, history, and current events. His work on theology has been published in various academic and popular venues including Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Lay Witness, Latin Mass, New Oxford Review, and Social Justice Review; and his work on history has been published in Armchair General online and Patriots of the American Revolution. In addition to teaching at Kolbe, he is also an Adjunct Professor of Theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy with American Public University. Mr. Schultz also enjoys opportunities volunteering in the community, including past service as a volunteer firefighter and currently serving as a leader of a Community Emergency Response Team and a member of his county’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service team. He lives in central Florida with his wife, two children, and three dogs.

Mrs. Alyson Zuzolo


History 6

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2017-18 School Year

Alyson Zuzolo holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and Sociology from John Carroll University. Upon completing college, she participated in Operation TEACH, a Catholic service-teaching program. While in the program, Alyson earned her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Notre Dame University of Maryland. Since then, she has worked in Catholic schools teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, and Religion.

Alyson has a particular interest in Ignatian Spirituality and is thrilled to be part of a school community where this tradition is valued. She lives in the Cleveland area with her husband and three young sons. In her free time, she enjoys cheering for the Cleveland Indians, exercising outdoors, spiritual reading, cooking/baking, and having fun with her family.