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Diana Andews studied art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and has taught in Private schools for the past 14 years as well as at several homeschooling co-ops and artist studios. Her work is regularly displayed throughout Licking and Franklin Counties. She is a mother to 4 adult sons. Diana has taught at ELCC for the past 8 years and offers instruction in a wide variety of mediums. D.Andrews@excellenceinlearning.org

Judy Boring is a homeschooling mother of two high-schoolers, Luke and Emma. She started homeschooling after their elementary years in 2012 and began at ELCC co-op in 2013. She is a Sunday School teacher at Bible Baptist Church and has taught all age groups and various classes. She is currently teaching High School American History. J.Boring@excellenceinlearning.org

Sarah Bennett studied secondary social science education and minored in music at Southwest Baptist University and then earned her graduate degree in K-12 Special Education from Fort Hays State University. She taught in a variety of public schools for 7 years before staying home to raise her children. One of Sarah’s favorite things is coaching. She spent 3 years coaching basketball and volleyball at the middle school level and then spent 3 years coaching basketball and volleyball at the high school level. She is a mother to 2 children, eleven year old Ellie Micah and eight year old Hector Josiah. The Bennetts are a military family, so homeschooling fits into their life just perfectly, with moves every two to three years. This is Sarah’s first year teaching at ELCC and she is so excited to join the fun.

Cammy Brown was homeschooled "as a kid in the 80’s when it wasn’t cool yet." and has homeschooled her 4 children for the last 11 years. Cammy is a former RN and small business owner and says she would "never survive a desk job." She loves exercise and the building of friendships through sports and games and leads our PE classes for Elementary, Middle and High school. Cammy@excellenceinlearning.org

Ellen Chancey is a 1987 graduate of Bob Jones University, majoring in composite science education. Married for 33 years and a mother of five, she lived and taught science in Newark for 30 years. She now lives in northern Texas, but is still teaching math and science through livestreaming. Ellen loves doing labs and watching her students enjoy science. E.Chancey@excellenceinlearning.org

Jessica Deoring is a homeschool mother of boys. She holds an Associates of Early Childhood Education from COTC and greatly enjoys teaching her sons at home as well as teaching Preschool at ELCC.

Jessica Dermer teaches Ignite and All about Animals.

Sue Foxx is a homeschooling mother of 5. She has graduated three students from homeschooling and has two high school students at home. Sue holds a Bachelors of Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. She has taught Sewing and Life Skills at co-op and currently is teaching our Sewing and Adulting 101 classes.

Amy Fraunfelter and her husband Jeff and have three children, Hunter (high school), Gabriela (middle) and Trapper (elementary). They have homeschooled from the beginning and believe this has been a great a blessing to their lives. Amy previously worked for a finance company and currently works for Fox Law in Zanesville. Jeff has been with the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center for the last 11 years. This coming school year will be their 5th year with ELCC and Amy's 4th year as the Kindergarten teacher. Amy also serves as our Event Coordinator. She says "I try to fill spots where I am needed and called, so don't be surprised when you see me pushing a broom."

Casey is a homeschooling mom of five, so she understands the challenges homeschooling parents face at every level. She is also a Senior Member of Civil Air Patrol, Licking County Composite Squadron. She functions as the Aerospace Education Officer for her local squadron, located at Everett Park in Newark. Casey is passionate about enriching children’s education and providing tools to educators and homeschooling parents to spark an interest in children’s minds regarding science. Casey also owns her own photography business located in Newark, Ohio.

Mindy Larson is a homeschooling mother of seven, wife for 15 years, and a high energy wrangler of kids. She enjoys good company, good conversation and good coffee. Mindy holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Health and Exercise Sciences and has taught/coached in the gymnastics field for 10 years. Mindy has dedicated herself to her family with home health, home cooking and of course home schooling. While her background is in exercise and gymnastics she identifies her true gifts as her energy with people, especially young kids. She has a great deal of experience with preschooling programs and says "I truly enjoy sharing my God given gifts with other families as I feel blessed to have them share their gifts with our family. "

Breana Lucas teaches ASL 1 and 2 as well as Psychology at co-op

Marie Nichols shares, "The Lord allowed me to attend Christian schools from elementary grades through college. It was at the schools where I learned to play different instruments and eventually learned to teach music. My main performing instruments are piano and trumpet, but I do teach most all of the band and orchestra instruments. I graduated from Bob Jones University in 1986 with a Bachelors degree in Music Education and then graduated from Bob Jones University in 1990 with a Masters in Music Education. This is my 13th year of teaching at Licking County Christian Academy and I am excited about expanding my teaching to your co-op." Marie has taught music at ELCC for the past 3 years as well as Choir, Orchestra, Strings, and private lessons.

Cara Noyes is the co-owner of Joyful Noyes and has 15+ years experience teaching in public schools, private schools, and has been with ELCC since 2014! She graduated from Mount Union College and Bowling Green University and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her husband Greg and their dog and cat. Cara has also acted in several productions and has led/taught multiple workshops and community groups in the theatrical arts.

Charlie Ray

Charlie teaches Beginning Karate at Co-op

Sara Rausch is a veteran homeschool mama and co-op teacher. In her pre-kids life she taught third grade at GCA and has an elementary education degree. In her homeschooling life she began teaching co-op classes at ELCC nine years ago and when her family moved to Georgia for five years continued teaching classes at an enrichment school (NGHE). She has taught many different classes over the years; Music, Grammar, History, Economics, Literature (all levels), Geography, Drama and Cooking. Sara is happy to be back teaching at ELCC this year!

She has three kids that are all highschoolers now. S.Rausch@excellenceinlearning.org

Maxine Remias is a mother of two and a homeschooling grandmother of 3. She attended West Liberty University for secondary education Math and General Scienc. Maxine has taught in public, parochial and homeschool settings, serving students from all backgrounds from special needs to advanced students. M.Remias@excellenceinlearning.org

Karla Schafer facilitates several upper level science classes at co-op which include disections, microscope work, and labs.

Amanda Sillin is a homeschooling mother of three, two graduates and one in high school. Amanda has served as the Director of ELCC for the past 8 years and has led numerous trainings and been involved in advocacy efforts to help homeschooling families across Ohio. Amanda holds a degree in Health and Human Services and worked as a Chemical Dependency Counselor and Case Manager before becoming a full-time homeschool mom. Over the years she has taught a variety of classes including science, history, Spanish, sewing, and language arts. Amanda greatly enjoys empowering homeschooling families so that they can fulfill their calling to homeschool and connecting families to resources to help them on their journey. A.Sillin@excellenceinlearning.org

Marshal Sillin is a homeschool graduate and attended ELCC for 10 years. He is passionate about encouraging students to realize their full potential in Christ through creativity and self motivated study. Marshal holds an Associates of Arts and is continuing his education through Franklin University in their Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship program with a minor in Communications. Marshal teaches Lego Robotics and Kid Entrepreneurs at ELCC. M.Sillin@excellenceinlearning.org

Julie Stedman learned to play guitar as a freshman at Denison University in 1994: a brand new Christian learning to worship. She has home educated her children since 2008, her husband Kevin teaches 7th grade math at Heritage Middle School and they currently have 3 kids in public school and 1 at home starting 4th grade. She and Kevin live on a small farm between Newark and Zanesville raising 100+ meat chickens, several steers and 4 great kids. Her greatest pleasure is worshipping and her whole family is part of the worship ministries at Spring Hills Baptist Church in Granville. As an ELCC teacher, she has taught Beginning Guitar for more than 5 years and also teaches private worship guitar lessons. She loves music and teaching people how to play and sing to the Lord! J.Stedman@excellenceinlearning.org

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Kaela Williams is a wife and mother of three: Nora, Nash and Nile. Kaela has been homeschooling her kiddos for four years. She is a nurse and lactation specialist at Licking Memorial Hospital with a heart for serving women and families as they welcome new life into the world. Kaela and her family have lived in Licking/Knox County area for the last 8 years and enjoy the simple pleasures of living rurally including gardening, campfires, and having room to explore nature together. K.Williams@excellenceinlearning.org