2021-2022 7th – 8th Grade Class Descriptions

(Fall Semester) Photography

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will study history of photography, technical terms, and functions. Students will have weekly photo assignments to challenge them as photographers. The will have a final photography project
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I encourage each student to have DSLR camera to take my class, but let’s face it, cameras on current cellphones ROCK! I do not want to you to break the bank to get a DSLR camera for your students. There are great cameras out there for under $200. Just search the internet and see what you can do within your budget, or borrow one from a friend!
Homework Estimate: 1 – 2 hours
Teacher Bio:
My name is Heather Butler. My husband Steve and I live in Watertown, TN. Our children are Addison (19) and Aidan (18). We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens! I love to garden, fish and camp! My other passion is bake! I am a baker at The Adopted Farmhouse Coffee Co in Watertown, TN. I am very active in the Watertown Chamber of Commerce. We attend Waters Edge Church. I graduated from Art Institute of Houston with a Degree in Visual Communications. I studying Photography when I was in college, but did not really get into it until got my first DSLR camera. Photo journalism and editing photography in Photoshop is what I really enjoy. When photography was just a hobby, I entered several images in Wilson County Fair and OctoberFest. I placed many times with a Best in Show and several 1st places, 2nd places. After many requests from friends to take their family pictures, weddings, senior pictures, etc., I started my photography business.

(Spring Semester) Computer Application

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will be learning Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint). This class will teach your student computer knowledge and daily use of their computer. They must bring their laptop to class. If you have a Macintosh computer please purchase Microsoft Suite.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Laptop that has Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours
Teacher Bio:
My name is Heather Butler. My husband Steve and I live in Watertown, TN. Our children are Addison (19) and Aidan (18). We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens! I love to garden, fish and camp! My other passion is bake! I am a baker at The Adopted Farmhouse Coffee Co in Watertown, TN. I am very active in the Watertown Chamber of Commerce. We attend Waters Edge Church. I graduated from Art Institute of Houston with a Degree in Visual Communications.

Archery

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Hilana-Lee Santos
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $10 Materials Fee PLUS Bow & arrows. You may bring your own bow & arrows or rent a bow from CCA for $75 for the year. (An additional Materials Fee check will need to be written to CCA for $75 dated 5/1/21 at time of registration.)
Optional Lab: None
Class Description:
In Archery class, a student will learn the 11 steps to shooting Archery equipment, known as the National Training System taught and created by USA Archery: 1.) Stance, 2.) Nock, 3.) Hook and Grip, 4.) Posture/ Alignment (Set), 5.) Raise Bow (Set-Up), 6.) Draw (To Load), 7.) Anchor, 8.) Transfer to Hold, 9.) Aim (Expand/Aim), 10.) Release / Follow Through, 11.) Feedback. Along with having fun and games to keep the kids engaged!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
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Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I have been an archer for 4 years and have been coaching at CCA for a year. I love teaching kids to enjoy the sport that I have learned to enjoy from my own coach!

IEW – Level B 7-8th

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Robyn Collins
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“Students will practice writing using the Structure and Style method of IEW from the U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons book. Students taking this course must have already taken a Level A class. This course works through all nine structural models of the IEW Syllabus. Each week writing assignments will be about prominent people and events of United States History such as Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Crockett, The Boston Tea Party, The Civil War, the American flag, and more. Students will also read three historical fictional books over the schoolyear to broaden their understanding of U.S history. Students will cover grammar skills using Fix-It Grammar – Book 2 (Robin Hood). The lesson for Fix It will be taught in class, but the parent is expected to check their five homework sentences each week and help with corrections. Therefore, the teacher’s manual for Fix-it Book 2 is required to purchase. Parents will edit their child’s rough draft in their writing assignment. I will grade the final drafts.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons student book ISBN: 9781623413248 2nd ed. 2019 Fix It Grammar Book 2 Teacher manual (Robin Hood) – $19; ISBN 9781623411794 Date 2014 Fix It Grammar Book 2 (Robin Hood) student book – $15 (optional) ISBN 9781623411435 date 2014 (You may opt to only purchase teacher manual for Fix It Grammar book and print off the thirty student pages from the IEW website, since they are downloadable for free with the teacher’s manual) Required readers: Squanto Friend of Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla, Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Supplies: 2 inch three-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, pencil, yellow highlighter, pencil bag pk (50) of clear sheet protectors for final drafts. Access to a computer to type and print weekly writing assignments.”
Homework Estimate: 2-3 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
I currently homeschool my youngest two children of eleven children. I’ve been in the homeschool community for 27 years. I’ve conducted small co-op classes in my home, taught at other co-ops, and tutorial. This will be my fifth year of teaching at CCA. My favorite hobbies are gardening, sewing, bible study, and traveling with my girls to clogging competitions and shows.

Jr. High Math

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Kelly Weaver
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Saxon is unique in its math approach. The philosophy of the curriculum is that students learn by doing and that students cannot fully learn a concept on the day it is introduced. Therefore, this system uses spiral teaching and students will be spending most of their math homework time reviewing past lessons while slowly building in the new concepts. I will introduce new lessons each week during class. Students will work on the same lessons during the week I cover on Tuesday. I will give an assignment sheet each week. Parents will need to grade the student’s daily work. Students will have a graded homework sheet that I will grade. Students will be prepared for a PreAlgebra class upon completion of this course.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Saxon 7/6 fourth edition student text and the Solutions manual. A Spiral notebook. Pencils
Homework Estimate: Students will spend about an hour a day on math homework.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Kelly Weaver. I love teaching! And I love Math!! I have worked in the education field for over 30 years. When my twin boys were born I knew I wanted to homeschool them. I raised and homeschooled 4 beautiful children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I have taught 7th grade math and PreAlgebra for the last 12 years at another homeschool tutorial, for 1 year at CCA and tutored math privately for 20 years. It’s a privilege to be able to continue teaching in the homeschool world.

Physical Science

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Barbie Byrnes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Topics covered include: measurement and units so that students can convert between units in scientific study; earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere; weather; an introduction to physics to understand the mechanics of motion, forces, and energy; Newton’s laws and the forces in creation to understand friction, static and kinetic energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, and electrical circuits; solar system, stars, and galaxies to introduce the wonders of our universe; an introduction to chemistry for a basic introduction to atoms and molecules. Students will be expected to fully read each module, complete vocabulary worksheets, complete experiments and answer related questions, complete Study Guide questions, and select a science fair project to complete, and attend the science fair. All assignments will be reviewed in class to assist with quizzes and tests.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition. MP3 recommended, but not required. The Solutions/Test Manual and Student Notebook are NOT required. I will purchase tests/quizzes, worksheets, and lab kit. Students will be required to perform lab studies at home with household items.
Homework Estimate: 1 hour each day, 4 days per week.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Barbie Byrnes. This will be our 8th year of homeschooling, and we have been a part of CCA for 4 years now. This will be my 3rd year of teaching and I am so excited. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and I have been a Registered Nurse since 2003. I am currently projected to graduate with my Master of Science in Nursing with my Family Nurse Practitioner December 2021. I love teaching my girls, and I truly have enjoyed my teaching thus far at CCA. I have 3 beautiful daughters who will be in 7th, 3rd, and 1st. I pray for my students to come and in years past for another wonderful year of learning.

(Fall Semester) Ciphers, Codes & Spies

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Carolyn Todd
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“In this class we’ll study ciphers, codes, spies, and related science, technology, and history. We’ll decipher messages from WWII, practice Morse Code, build a mechanical cipher machine, make invisible inks and learn with activities each week. We’ll meet heroes and villains, see pivotal moments in history when God used spies to lead to the rise and fall of nations, and contemplate the ethics of spying. This semester, this class will include a graphic-novel format biography of spy and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. There will be no quizzes or tests. Parent Note – There will be some video/images of war violence due to the nature of the topics.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework no more than 1 hour/week. If desired, OPTIONAL projects, research papers and related classic literature selections (Jules Verne, Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle etc.) available for families who want this to be a full semester credit course.
Teacher Bio:
I’m Carolyn Todd – a Mom of two teens and first-time CCA tutor. During 5 years homeschooling I’ve taught at 2 other co-ops. My first job as a tutor was at a Science Learning Center at Rutgers, where I earned a BA in Physics. I’ve trained adults on technology for many years at Dow Jones, Providence Health Systems, and the University of Alaska. As a Sergeant in the Army Reserves, I learned electronics, served in a training unit, and met my Tennessee-born husband. We moved to Wilson County in 2019. I’m a born-again Christian and a member of Grace Life Baptist Church in Lebanon. I love helping young people learn about God through His creation, His history, and His Word with active learning/hands-on activities in every class.

(Spring Semester) Intro to Electricity and Magnetism

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Carolyn Todd
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this course we’ll learn hands–on with motors, metal detectors, electronics, compasses and magnets, uncovering the history and science of this fascinating part of God’s creation: electromagnetism. We’ll introduce surprising ways animals use magnetic and electric fields, how lightning rods work, and learn how electricity is generated, transmitted, and used to keep the lights on and keep the refrigerator running, and the surprise discovery of electromagnetic radiation/light and radio and X-rays.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All supplies included in materials fee. No textbook required.
Homework Estimate: Optional homework assignments and projects available for families who want it
Teacher Bio:
I’m Carolyn Todd – a Mom of two teens and first-time CCA tutor. During 5 years homeschooling I’ve taught at 2 other co-ops. My first job as a tutor was at a Science Learning Center at Rutgers, where I earned a BA in Physics. I’ve trained adults on technology for many years at Dow Jones, Providence Health Systems, and the University of Alaska. As a Sergeant in the Army Reserves, I learned electronics, served in a training unit, and met my Tennessee-born husband. We moved to Wilson County in 2019. I’m a born-again Christian and a member of Grace Life Baptist Church in Lebanon. I love helping young people learn about God through His creation, His history, and His Word with active learning/hands-on activities in every class.

7th Grade English

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Heather Junkin
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $5
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This course will focus on grammar, writing skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Through class discussions, homework assignments, group participation, and critical writing, we will explore 4 novels and several poems. This is a very interactive class with class discussion and participation highly encouraged.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, The Giver by Lois Lowery, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection selected by Michael Rosen (also used in 8th grade English), Writing & Grammar 7 Student Worktext (3rd ed.) BJU Press”
Homework Estimate: 2 hours per week.
Teacher Bio:
When I was young, I knew that I would truly enjoy teaching, and in 2008, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in English, minoring in secondary education. After student teaching, however, I discovered that the public school system was not where I needed to be and put a teaching career on the backburner. Life happened. Then after a husband, two kids, dog, cat, MBA, and a small business, here I am, teaching at CCA and revisiting my love for all things in the English language arts department. This Fall marks my 3rd year of both homeschooling my two children (ages 10 and 6) and teaching at CCA. I look forward to the 2021-2022 school year and to meeting your students!

Cooking

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Taleen Lambert
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $40
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class is designed to help students to gain confidence in the kitchen, discover the joy of creating with the culinary arts, challenge their taste-buds by exploring new flavors, and learn about planning nutrient-dense meals that they can cook for themselves and their families. Students will gain skills in measuring, reading and understanding recipes, expanding/reducing recipes, safely handling food, cutting food, preparing and cooking food and much more. They will also be using hands-on methods for learning the difference between basic cooking terms like cube and dice. The student will walk away from this class with 20+ recipes organized in a recipe binder and be taught how to make those recipes on their own. The students will be using the oven and stove with guidance.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
1 binder with dividers
Homework Estimate: 2-3 times throughout the year, the students will be asked to bring in prepared recipes or food items to go along with a recipe. Students are required to turn in binders with all of their recipes organized by category. Other than that, there is no homework.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Taleen Lambert. We have been homeschooling since 2018, and this will be our third year at CCA. I received a bachelors in Special Education from Harding University and have taught a wide range of subjects and age levels over the past 15 years. I have a deep love for the culture and language of Latin America since I was born and grew up in Guatemala as the daughter of missionary parents, and I have also had the privilege of traveling extensively throughout Central and South America.

Drama 5th-8th

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class we learn some of the different techniques used in drama. We participate in activities to enhance some of what we have learned. The student learns audition skills, stage direction, and the importance of getting to know your character. Every student is involved in a winter and spring stage production to take what they have learned and put it into action.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will give the students a folder for scripts at the start of the school year and offer to replace it in January if they need it, but if they need a new one before then I ask that they provide it.
Homework Estimate: Reviewing their script at home
Teacher Bio:
“2021-22 Will be my 5th year teaching drama at CCA. Since preschool I have participated in any type of performing I could get my hands on. Most recently I got to transform into the grandma in The Addams Family musical with Audience of One Productions. When I’m not teaching, I am on the worship team at church, working full time as the Creative Director at the Capitol Theatre, designing and coordinating events, selling personalized/ custom gifts, and planning hypothetical vacations.”

PreAlgebra

9:00-10:30 am
Teacher: Kelly Weaver
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“Saxon Algebra 1/2 is for 8th grade students, strong 7th grade math students or students who have completed 7/6. Students will be ready for Algebra 1 upon completion of Saxon Algebra 1/2. Each week students will have an assignment sheet with each day’s assignment. Parents will check each day’s work and indicate the number of correct answers on the sheet. Parents will also initial each day to confirm the student’s work. Students will also have a graded homework sheet that I will grade. This class will be challenging. Saxon is a course specifically designed to be completed incrementally. Saxon refers to it as a spiral approach. The philosophy of the curriculum is that students learn by doing and that students cannot fully learn a concept on the day it is introduced. Therefore, this system uses spiral teaching and students will be spending most of their math time reviewing past lessons and slowly integrating the new concepts. If your student cannot work independently and confidently on math, you may want to consider enrolling in the Monday PreAlgebra class.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Saxon Algebra 1/2 third edition student text. Spiral notebook. Pencils.
Homework Estimate: Students will spend about an hour on math homework each day.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Kelly Weaver. I love teaching! And I love Math!! I have worked in the education field for over 30 years. When my twin boys were born I knew I wanted to homeschool them. I raised and homeschooled 4 beautiful children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I have taught 7th grade math and PreAlgebra for the last 12 years at another homeschool tutorial. It’s a privilege to be able to continue teaching in the homeschool world.

PreAlgebra – Mon/Wed

9:00-10:30 am
Teacher: Kelly Weaver
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300
Materials Fee: $ $25.00 (optional-teacher prints materials) Parents will be able to print.
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Parents/students who prefer a different curriculum than Saxon or need a different time, a PreAlgebra class will be available through CCA on Monday. It is a 1 1/2 hour/week course. It is designed for 8th grade or strong 7th grade student. We will use books 1 – 7 from Key To Algebra curriculum along with supplemental materials for geometry and review skills. The full 10 book Key to Algebra series is an Algebra course but it is an easy course and falls short to prepare students for Algebra 2 and the ACT. However, it is perfect to prepare the PreAlgebra student for a tougher Algebra course. The Key to Algebra books are consumable workbooks. Our class will only cover the first 7 books. PreGeometry will be taught as well. No books are needed but materials will need to be printed. Each week students will have an assignment sheet with each day’s assignment. Parents will check each day’s work and indicate the number of correct answers on the sheet. Parents will also initial each day to confirm the student’s work. Students will need to be able to zoom and have access to a printer. I will meet with students via zoom as a group on Monday for teaching and follow up with tutoring on Wednesday for individual questions and extra help. The time is tentative but will be on Monday morning and Wednesday morning. Payments will be made through CCA just as if it were a Tuesday class. Students will be prepared for a full, robust Algebra and Geometry course upon completion.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Key to Algebra Books 1 – 7, Solutions books for Books 1 – 7. A nice compass. A protractor. A spiral notebook. A calculator. Plenty of pencils. A small dry erase board and marker. Access to a printer. Ability to zoom. Ability to upload assignments.
Homework Estimate: My goal is to help students work independently on homework. This will be the purpose of 2 days so I can follow up with students after they have had an opportunity to work on homework. Students should spend an hour or less each day on homework.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Kelly Weaver. I love teaching! And I love Math!! I have worked in the education field for over 30 years. When my twin boys were born I knew I wanted to homeschool them. I raised and homeschooled 4 beautiful children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I have taught 7th grade math and PreAlgebra for the last 12 years at another homeschool tutorial. It’s a privilege to be able to continue teaching in the homeschool world.

(Fall Semester) Food Science

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Carolyn Todd
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this fun science class, we may burn some food (on purpose), using the kitchen as our laboratory. We’ll learn science related to God’s gift of food, answering food/cooking related questions like: What makes something a food? What does a calorie actually measure? How do microwave ovens work? What part of the cow is the hamburger? We’ll be doing weekly hands-on learning in many food-related sciences including: Nutrition, Chemistry, Botany, Horticulture, Zoology, Aquaculture, Soil Science, Genetics, Physics and Neuroscience.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Notebook, pencil, and oven-mitt
Homework Estimate: 10-15 min per week ; OPTIONAL additional assignments/projects available to families who wish to make this a full semester credit class.
Teacher Bio:
I’m Carolyn Todd – a Mom of two teens and first-time CCA tutor. During 5 years homeschooling I’ve taught at 2 other co-ops. My first job as a tutor was at a Science Learning Center at Rutgers, where I earned a BA in Physics. I’ve trained adults on technology for many years at Dow Jones, Providence Health Systems, and the University of Alaska. As a Sergeant in the Army Reserves, I learned electronics, served in a training unit, and met my Tennessee-born husband. We moved to Wilson County in 2019. I’m a born-again Christian and a member of Grace Life Baptist Church in Lebanon. I love helping young people learn about God through His creation, His history, and His Word with active learning/hands-on activities in every class.

(Spring Semester) Home Management

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Carolyn Todd
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $5
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“In this class, I’ll survey students’ comfort level with essential household financial management and personal skills, and basic cleaning, shopping, laundry and kitchen skills. Each student will have a personal skills checklist to keep and I’ll teach some of the ‘Adulting’ skills they have yet to master, helping students prepare to be good stewards with the money, home and families God provides them in the future. Skills taught will depend on the student skill assessment and may include items like: understanding employment and income taxes, insurance, maintaining household appliances, creating a first aid kit, getting rid of mice, finding an apartment, ironing a button-down shirt, hemming pants, meal planning, determining if fruit is ripe, keeping food fresh longer, using a fire extinguisher, scheduling your time, folding sheets and making a bed, natural household cleaners, etc.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
For some skills we’ll have reading from free internet courses including those at the Life Skills section at http://PlainAndNotSoPlain.com (Their courses ‘Home Economics and Personal Management Skills’, ‘Home Economics Kitchen Skills’, and ‘Life Skills for Young Men’ are available in print on Amazon if you prefer print or want to do a more comprehensive course at home.)
Homework Estimate: Less than 1hr/week including short readings, practicing learned skills, and one ungraded student project
Teacher Bio:
I’m Carolyn Todd – a Mom of two teens and first-time CCA tutor. During 5 years homeschooling I’ve taught at 2 other co-ops. My first job as a tutor was at a Science Learning Center at Rutgers, where I earned a BA in Physics. I’ve trained adults on technology for many years at Dow Jones, Providence Health Systems, and the University of Alaska. As a Sergeant in the Army Reserves, I learned electronics, served in a training unit, and met my Tennessee-born husband. We moved to Wilson County in 2019. I’m a born-again Christian and a member of Grace Life Baptist Church in Lebanon. I love helping young people learn about God through His creation, His history, and His Word with active learning/hands-on activities in every class.

Creative Writing

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Heather Junkin
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this course, students will create original essays, poems, and short stories. Students are expected to read professionally written forms of creative writing as models and then integrate their impressions of these works with their personal life experiences as they compose their own writing projects. Students are encouraged to write about topics they find engaging as well as write from a variety of prompts.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Students will need a folder with loose leaf paper, access to a wood processor (Microsoft Word or Google Docs), and printer.
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours
Teacher Bio:
When I was young, I knew that I would truly enjoy teaching, and in 2008, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in English, minoring in secondary education. After student teaching, however, I discovered that the public school system was not where I needed to be and put a teaching career on the backburner. Life happened. Then after, a husband, two kids, dog, cat, MBA, and a small business, here I am, teaching at CCA and revisiting my love for all things in the English language arts department. This Fall marks my 3rd year of both homeschooling my two children (ages 10 and 6) and teaching at CCA. I look forward to the 2021-2022 school year and to meeting your students!

Drama 7th-12th

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class we learn some of the different techniques used in drama. We participate in activities to enhance some of what we have learned. The student learns audition skills, stage direction, and the importance of getting to know your character. Every student is involved in a winter and spring stage production to take what they have learned and put it into action.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will give the students a folder for scripts at the start of the school year and offer to replace it in January if they need it, but if they need a new one before then I ask that they provide it.
Homework Estimate: Reviewing their script at home
Teacher Bio:
“2021-22 Will be my 5th year teaching drama at CCA. Since preschool I have participated in any type of performing I could get my hands on. Most recently I got to transform into the grandma in The Addams Family musical with Audience of One Productions. When I’m not teaching, I am on the worship team at church, working full time as the Creative Director at the Capitol Theatre, designing and coordinating events, selling personalized/ custom gifts, and planning hypothetical vacations.”

General Science

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Joann Marlow
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $35
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Prepare to be amazed by God’s amazing creation as we dive into a variety of science topics, including the scientific method, earth science, life science, and human anatomy. There are 16 modules in the textbook, with 2 weeks spent on average per module. At home, students will read each module, complete vocabulary worksheets, and answer selected On Your Own/Study Guide questions. In class, students will be guided to take some simple notes and quizzes will be given over the key concepts of each module. Most experiments will be performed in class. We end the year with dissections. Science Fair participation is required for a grade in this class. Whether your students have had a robust elementary science education or this is their first official science class, they will complete this course having a well-established knowledge of the basics of all areas of science and will be prepared to transition and engage in upcoming high school level sciences.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Apologia’s Exploring Creation With General Science, 2nd Edition by Jay Wile MP3 recommended but not required. No need to purchase the Solutions/Test Manual or the Student Workbook. All lab & dissection supplies will be purchased by the teacher with materials fee, except for simple materials student already has available at home.”
Homework Estimate: About 30 minutes per day.
Teacher Bio:
I’m excited to be given the opportunity to explore with students the details of God’s amazing creation & to expand their views of how great our Creator is! This will be my third year of formal teaching at CCA, 7th year at CCA, and my 12th year as a homeschool mom. I have 4 children ranging from 11th to 4th grade. In my previous life I worked as a registered nurse and have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Through the years, I’ve always had a heart for teaching. Understanding the why and the how behind things not only helps us retain & apply the information, but it also allows us to marvel at the tapestry of God’s detailed plan and worship Him at a deeper level. I currently teach High School Biology, High School Health, and Jr. High General Science at CCA. In my spare time, I serve on the Board of CCA out of a desire to be of assistance to the wonderful families who attend and those who run this fabulous organization.

(Fall Semester) Career Exploration

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab: Students may be offered an offsite test time for Career testing. This will be an optional activity but highly encouraged. Times and cost will be announced at the first class meeting.
Class Description:
This class is specifically targeted to get high school students thinking about their future after high school. We will look at how to make wise decisions on what to do with your life and how to find a career that would best suit your specific talents and meet your work goals. We will be doing career testing as well as other exercises to narrow down career potential. Our focus will not just be on careers that require a degree, we will also explore the technical fields and entrepreneurship. Speaking guests are planned to allow students to ask real world questions about specific careers.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Now What?: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career Paperback – by Nicholas Lore”
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
I’m a homeschooling mom of 4. My husband and I committed to homeschooling 10 years ago. Now we have a student in college, a Sophomore and Senior, and a 3 year old. My background is in education and I was a school counselor for many years. My passion is to prepare student for life after school – whether that be in cooking, finances, or career preparation.

(Spring Semester) Typing

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Tara Beard
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $30
Optional Lab: none
Class Description:
This course is designed to help students learn to effectively type letters of the alphabet using the correct fingers, and unlearn incorrect keystroking muscle memory. Each weekly lesson introduces 4 new letters/keys, includes warm up drills and practice drills. After a few lessons, students will also perform timed drills and speed/accuracy will be calculated. Students receive one grade per week based on percent of work completed in class and at home. Students will also receive Words Per Minute scores for timed drills.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Class supply fee will cover rental for textbook, typing stand, and keyboard covers. Students must have a working laptop with some word processing software for typing/saving documents.
Homework Estimate: 30-45 minutes per day, 4 days a week
Teacher Bio:
2021-2022 will be my 18th year teaching for homeschool tutorials, my 4th year at CCA, and my 25th year homeschooling our own children. I have taught typing and general science for various ages for 17 years as well as physical science, personal finance, and consumer math at the secondary level. My husband and I have been married for 35 years and have 6 children ranging from ages 12 to 30 years of age. We enjoy camping, boating, hiking, biking, and cooking.

Drawing

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class is for both beginners and returning students who would like to heighten their skills.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All materials are included in supply fee
Homework Estimate: Occasional Homework
Teacher Bio:
I have had the privilege of working in the homeschool community for approximately 15 years, having been at CCA for 3 years. I am a professional artist who has a passion for teaching others. More information may be found on my website at gingerlathamstudios.com

Jr. High Spanish

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Vickie Fry
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“For this class, we will be using the Spanish for You! curriculum. This is a theme-based spanish curriculum that engages students through a variety of easily taught activities and techniques. We will be using the theme “Mi Vida”, which means “My Life”. Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills useful in everyday life within the context of these five units: My House, My Room, My Family and Friends, My Activities, and My Classes.  Spanish for You! teaches the key foundational concepts of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and verb conjugation consistently from chapter to chapter and book to book in a way that students learn Spanish as language components to be put together in different ways, much like building blocks. Therefore, this class is perfect for both a new Spanish learner and a more experienced Spanish learner. We will also have several fun days such as unique country holiday celebrations with typical foods, country cultural presentations, and game days to integrate learning about Hispanic language, culture and geography.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Spanish for You! Mi vida Homeschool Co-op Student Package for $42.95. (Plus a 15% group discount code). This package comes with one student book plus these downloads: daily lesson guide (PDF), worksheets (PDF), audio (MP3), bonus audio (MP3),  flashcard/activity pictures (PDF), and access to the company’s Curriculum Users page filled with free extras. Website: https://spanish-for-you.com Students will also need a 1.5” 3-ring binder (or bigger), a notebook pouch (to hold flash cards), tabbed dividers, index cards or paper for flash cards, pencil, colored pencils or markers, scissors, glue stick.”
Homework Estimate: 4 days of 15-20 min/day each week
Teacher Bio:
My family has been homeschooling for nine years. My husband, Chris and I live in Lebanon, with our three kids: Emma, Walker ,and Olivia, plus our cocker spaniel, Milo. We have been at CCA for 4 years. We worship with the Maple Hill Church of Christ, where I have served a few years as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. I also spent several years running a cooking business out of my home, Food from the Frys. In January of 2019, I began working part-time with a non-profit missionary organization, Great Cities Missions, where I serve as the Latin Team’s Women’s Consultant. My husband works full-time with the organization as the Director of Latin Mission Teams. We previously spent almost 8 years in Asuncion, Paraguay, working with a mission team to plant a church in the heart of the city. We studied the Spanish language before moving to Paraguay, but truly became fluent by being immersed in the language and culture. Our jobs (normally) take us to Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and Cuba each year. We have a passion for working among Hispanic people, culture and language.

Junior High Science Lab

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Shauna Bridgers
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $60
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this lab, students will see the wonders of science come alive before their eyes every week. We will be performing exciting experiments that are designed to teach students fundamental lessons in the life sciences of biology, chemistry, and even the realm of physics! When they are not in the lab, students will also have the opportunity to participate in nature programs where they will be exposed to real live animals and the wonder of the outdoors in their very own community. Students will learn the basics of the scientific method, learn how create their own experiments, and yes, there will definitely be homemade slime by the end of the year. The Science Lab will be led by Ranger Shauna, a special instructor who has been using her Biology degree to educate kids at Cedars of Lebanon State Park for 14 years now. Through hands-on experiences and the expertise of Ranger Shauna, students will emerge from the lab with a newfound excitement for all of the disciplines of science!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
One journal
Homework Estimate: No required homework
Teacher Bio:
I’m a wife, mother, and a Park Ranger. I have a B.S. in Biology and have been a Park Ranger for 14 years at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. I love teaching about Nature at the park and now get to bring the park and my love for science to the children of CCA.

Life Science

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Marla Poole
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This is a life science course that investigates fields such as botany, anatomy, zoology, microbiology, and ecology. If it’s alive, we study it! Everything is approached from the Christian perspective with the conviction that God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. This class prepares students to succeed in high school biology.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Abeka Science Order and Design 2nd edition, Abeka Science Order and Design Activity Book, Binder, 2 pocket folder”
Homework Estimate: 2-4 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
Marla has a degree in education and taught both public and private school and before beginning the homeschooling journey. She has taught a variety of subjects at several homeschool tutorials over the last 7 years and loves time in the classroom with the students.

Life Skills and Home Maintenance

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Jeff Leurs
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $35
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class we will go over most home repairs including plumbing, electrical, hvac and carpentry. We will also go over how to safely use hand and power tools. We will also go over car repair and maintenance items like oil changes, tire changing, and how to check fluids etc. Firearm safety and knowledge will also be apart of this class. We will have a week that we do a suicide prevention class. This class is to learn the signs to look for in friends and class mates to be able to get them help. We will also go over other related subjects that the class maybe interested in.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: Minimal if any.
Teacher Bio:
This is our 4th year at CCA. I was a maintenance supervisor for 15yrs. I am certified in hvac ( heat and air) since 2002. I have many more years in work expensive in all home repair and building. I also do most of the minor vehicle repairs on my personal cars. I really enjoy teaching the next generation. Working with your hands to fix things is becoming a lost art.

Music 101

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teacher: Wendy B Sewell
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Music 101 is a hands on introduction to various types of instruments and a basic music theory and ear training course with the addition of a brief history of music, composers, and styles.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Binder with loose leaf paper, dividers, staff paper
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework
Teacher Bio:
“Music 101 is a fun way to explore music and to build on certain principles that are sure to enrich each students future musical encounters. I studied music at Belmont University and Brevard School of Music. For over 25 years I have worked in the Music Industry in Nashville, Tn as a professional singer/songwriter, and also in artist management.”

Clogging

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Madileigh Montgomery
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ Clogging shoes optional – Carl’s clogging supplies $65-85
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I will be teaching the basics of clogging in my class. Once we learn the basic steps I will start teaching them a simple routine for them to practice.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will provide clogging shoes for kids to borrow. If you become interested and want to buy your own clogging shoes you can find them at Carl’s clogging supplies for around $65-85.
Homework Estimate: Only homework is to practice what they have learned in my class at least 10 min a day.
Teacher Bio:
I clog with the Evermean Evergreen cloggers in Lebanon Tennessee. I have been clogging for about 16 years, and I help with the beginners at our studio.

Drawing and Mixed Media

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Drawing with Mixed Media. This class is for both beginners and returning students.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All Materials are included in supply fee.
Homework Estimate: Occasional Homework
Teacher Bio:
I have had the privilege of working in the homeschool community for approximately 15 years, having been at CCA for 3 years. I am a professional artist who has a passion for teaching others. More information may be found on my website at gingerlathamstudios.com

Jr. High World History

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Robyn Collins
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will journey through history from the beginning of time to today’s modern way of life. Students will do occasional projects, report writing, map work, a Medieval feast, a mock assembly line, a world timeline, and more to make learning history interesting and exciting. Homework consists of reading the lesson, answering section review questions, doing occasional projects, Quizlet review of terms for tests. Students will be required to attend one field trip each semester with the class. The field trip will be history related to something we’ve studied that semester such as: The Parthenon, a car factory, or a colonial plantation. I will have the trip planned and decided by the beginning of the school year.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Abeka History of the World in Christian Perspective 5th ed. Abeka code: 183202 Supplies: 1.5 in. binder, notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils”
Homework Estimate: Homework: Approx. 3 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
I currently homeschool my youngest two children of eleven. I have been in the homeschool community for 27 years. Over the years I have conducted many small co-op classes in my home, as well as at other co-ops and tutorials. I have also taught online classes for homeschoolers. This will be my fifth year of teaching at CCA. My favorite subjects are History, Bible, and English. My favorite hobbies are gardening, sewing, bible study, and traveling with my family.

Physical Education

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Physical education includes warm-ups, stretches & sports
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I have been involved in CCA for 4 years. Over 25 yrs of working with kids.

What is Christian Apologetics?

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Marsha Orbke
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $35 (includes: Student Class Curriculum Workbook & Class Material Costs)
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“What is Christian Apologetics? Why every student Needs This Class! Whether you are a New Christian, Seasoned Christian or Not a Christian. TRUTH? “Can you handle the Truth”, or as Pilate famously asks, “What is Truth?” In a world where Truth is quickly eroding, Christians must be ready to defend the faith as well as contend earnestly (like an athlete striving for victory w/extreme intensity) as Jude says in the Scriptures. By learning the 12 Points that Prove Christianity is True (Dr. Norman Geisler) through the best selling book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist” (Geisler & Turek), students will see Christianity is not only more reasonable but more rational as well, than other belief systems in our world. Let’s begin the Journey! **This is a graded class and is a great elective class for HS students to earn credit (7-12th welcome), so we will have reading & some homework, but we will work together on weekly assignments as the information is much more important than learning for the grade! We will also have class discussions and videos of teaching and examples of real life objections being answered**”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Each student will Need to get the book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist” by Norman L. Geisler & Frank Turek (can order from Amazon, Apologia.com, or Christianbook.com for $15-$16). A 2″ 3-ring binder, paper, & dividers will be helpful along with pens and/or pencils.
Homework Estimate: “There will be weekly reading and writing homework (depending on if we are in the book or workbook), as well as a few quizzes in order to test knowledge learned. Your student will receive a grade for their participation. ** But we will work together as a class in most assignments! **”
Teacher Bio:
My name is Marsha Orbke. I’m a homeschooling Momma of 4 kids (4,10,13,16). I have been homeschooling for almost 8 yrs. I have been a part of CCA since it first opened its doors! I’m grateful for Mary and the many people who have dedicated so much of their time to CCA to make this a great tutorial family for homeschoolers! I graduated from the University of TN, Knoxville, where I met my husband of 20+ yrs now. I began my career outside of the home in Recreation Therapy, where I worked in many fields before staying at home full time with my kiddos! The Lord has continued to stir my passion in homeschooling but also in teaching apologetics and evangelism. So in the last couple of years, I have been studying and taking courses to better do that! I’m really excited to be a part of the CCA teaching team and hope to grow and learn as well as deepen friendships and fellowship with those here.

(SL Fall Semester) Self Defense

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $35
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Self Defense and Basic Striking Techniques
Required Textbooks and Materials:
MMA Gloves
Homework Estimate: None, but practice recommended
Teacher Bio:
My name is Jason Warren and I have over 30 years of martial arts experience. My goal is to provide enough basic knowledge to keep students safe if they find themselves in any situation.

(SL Spring Semester) Leadership

2:30 PM – 3:30PM
Teacher: Caitlin Davis
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This course will teach students about how to be effective leaders within the classroom and their community. We will cover and develop basic leadership skills, take personality tests, and work frequently in groups for students to get comfortable with collaboration. We will discuss conflict resolution, problem-solving, time management, building trust & respect, brainstorming, delegating, and more. This class should prepare students to work in groups on higher-level projects if they go to college or in their careers. I hope this course helps instill confidence in them to go out and be influential leaders in the future.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
N/A
Homework Estimate: Very minimal
Teacher Bio:
I am a recent college graduate from MTSU with a degree in public relations, but now work as a real estate agent. During high school, I competed at the national level on various teams through the National FFA Association and was president of my 50-100 person chapter at Mt. Juliet High School. I truly feel like these experiences in leadership put me ahead when I got to college, and want to share that with students. My cousins have attended CCA for the last 4 years, and I am excited to be a part of this community.

8th Grade English

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Embarking on a journey through literature, while mastering God’s gift of language, we will grow in knowledge and understanding through a Biblical worldview! Meeting interesting characters from different times in history, some real and some invented, reading stories of great triumph and tragedy and mystery. An exciting year awaits!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“BJU 3rd Edition Writing and Grammar 8 Student Textbook ISBN: 1606821806; BJU 3rd Edition Writing and Grammar 8 Teacher’s Edition ISBN: 1591663639; BJU Press Writing & Grammar Grade 8 Tests, Third Edition ISBN: 1591663652; Classic Poetry An Illustrated Collection Michael Rosen; Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates; The Miracle Worker by William Gibson; The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig; Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida; The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis; Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein; three-ring binder”
Homework Estimate: 4 hours weekly
Teacher Bio:
“I am excited to be teaching and working with the students at CCA! I have a BS degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and have taught grades k-8 in the public school systems in Tampa, South Florida, New York, and at homeschool tutorials in Tennessee and Florida. My husband, Robert, and I have been married thirty-one years, and we have four children that have all graduated from our homeschool. Our oldest, Emily is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is in PT school at UTC, Eliza is senior majoring in nursing at Lee University, and Ezra is a freshmen at Tennessee Tech. majoring in Biology and playing football. I love Jesus, my family, animals, working out, chocolate, coffee, the beach, the mountains, and living in this exceptional country! Looking forward to a wonderful school year at CCA! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!”

Jr. High American History

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will be studying and traveling through American history from a biblical perspective. There will be weekly reading, mapwork, questions, quizzes, vocabulary, worksheets, and at least 2 War projects throughout the year. During class we will be discussing topics to be covered for the week and taking notes for quizzes. Looking forward to a great year!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
We will be using the text, America from the Beginning, Answers in Genesis is the publisher. There is no need to purchase this book. It will be distributed the first day of class by the teacher and will need to be returned in good condition at the end of the school year.
Homework Estimate: 30 minutes per day
Teacher Bio:
This will be my tenth year homeschooling. I have 3 wonderful children, Mollie (graduated), Lillie (8th), and Noah (7th). I will be married to my fantastic husband for 22 years this year. Homeschooling is a call on our lives, and we love our homeschooling community. This will be our sixth year being a part of this awesome CCA family. We are looking forward to many more years here.

Mixed Media

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class is offered to returning students who have taken a previous drawing class from me. Students will be using mixed media, which will include pen and ink, colored pencils, pastels, watercolors and acrylics.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All Materials are included in supply fee
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework
Teacher Bio:
I have had the privilege of working in the homeschool community for approximately 15 years, having been at CCA for 3 years. I am a professional artist who has a passion for teaching others. More information may be found on my website at gingerlathamstudios.com

Public Speaking & Etiquette

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Gwen Schaetz
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $ $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Manners that matter! God’s idea first! Matthew 7:12 tells us to do to others what we would want done to us! Manners are more than rules, skills, or behaviors like saying “please and thank you.” Manners show others what is inside us and reveal our true character to those who won’t have a chance to get to know you. Etiquette is rooted in respect and thoughtfulness. We will be learning everything from dining out manners, social media etiquette, proper introductions, table settings, party etiquette, manners at home, correct posture and stance in a group photo, and much much more! No one likes to feel insecure and clueless! Your child will gain the confidence that comes with knowing exactly what to do in difficult situations! Public speaking or “courageous conversation” will be the focus for the last 8 weeks. This makes the “top 5 list of biggest fears” on the planet! We never know where the Lord may place our children in the future or what may be required of them. Knowing how to deliver a great speech, interview, thought, or idea may be the difference between success or failure. We will focus on the do’s and don’ts of the delivery, incorporating proper posture, eye contact, voice inflection, gestures, expressions, etc. We will conquer this fear with easy-to-learn tips, conversation games, impromptu speeches or demonstrations, and practice practice practice. “All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will provide all of their materials/folders/worksheets/notebooks etc…
Homework Estimate: Occasional- just looking over their notes for a short quiz or skill assessment – Never more than 30 minutes a week.
Teacher Bio:
“This will be our 4th year at CCA and my 3rd year teaching here. We love it !! I have 5 children ranging from 28 yrs. old to 11yrs. old!:) and have been married for 30 years! Growing up, my mother ran a business out of our home called “”The Finishing Touch””. I was taught the importance of learning those skills that set you up for success – Manners and Public Speaking! I saw quickly how mastering those skills gave me the confidence I needed many times in my life. I am a graduate of The University of Tennessee and my first job was teaching a 4 year old kindergarten class at a private Jewish school -I have truly loved teaching ever since! I have a real passion to equip young people with the tools and skills that they will need to walk in success and victory!”