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Located in Licking County!

Diana Andews studied art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and has taught in Private schools for the past 25 years as well as at several homeschooling co-ops. She is an artist in residence at 43025 and her work is regularly displayed throughout Licking and Franklin Counties. She is a mother to 4 boys, three graduates of LCCA and one homeschool graduate. 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

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

Tami Clagget is a homeschooling mother of 5 with four graduates and one high schooler! Tami has homeschooled them from the beginning and is a wealth of information! Tami holds a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. Tami served as a missionary to Mexico for 1 and 1/2 years and loves sharing her knowledge of the language and culture with our students. She has taught a variety of subjects in the classroom for Elementary, Middle and High school. Tami is currently teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for C-TEC and has taught at and attended co-op for 10 years. This year she is teaching Conversational Spanish at ELCC. T.Claggett@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.

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."

Shia Glasmeier is a homeschooling mother of 4 young children. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and worked as a substitute teacher for Licking County. She feels passionate about teaching children the importance of good writing skills, critical thinking, and having an overall well-rounded education through hands on experience. Shia is teaching Logic Games and Loving Language Arts classes this year. S.Glasmeier@excellenceinlearning.org

David Glasmeier (Shia's husband) is a second generation homeschooling father and local business owner (Glasmeier Plumbing) He is offering "Intro to Plumbing" at co-op this year.

Brittany Hobbs is a homeschooling mother of 7 and this will be Brittney's 5th year homeschooling, with two children starting in 2nd and 3rd grade and the rest being homeschooled from the beginning. The Hobbs have been attending ELCC for 2 years with Brittney teaching Preschool Art and Preschool Storytime. This year she will be teaching Preschool Art and Preschool Little Explorers.

Ellee Koenig became interested in signing because of her hearing loss and felt as though the Lord was calling her into a signing ministry. Having been diagnosed at a young age with high pitched hearing loss, she has relied on hearing aides and lip reading since about the 7th grade. Ellee formed and led Signs and Wonders, a sign language ministry group which visited churches, county fairs, and multiple competitions over the years. She is blessed to use her signing gifts at her home church The Rock, Zanesville. Ellee also works as a full-time Job Coach with Goodwill Industries in Zanesville where she serves developmentally disabled adults and high school students who have barriers to employment. Ellee is teaching Sign Language at ELCC.

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. "

Daniella Miller is a homeschool mother of three young children and was homeschooled from second grade through graduation. She received an Associates of Arts at Columbus State Community College and spent 4 summers as a missionary as a young adult. Daniella is enthusiastic about teaching her children as well as sharing learning experiences with children at co-op through "Tea Time with Beatrix Potter" and "Hot wheels Speedometry."

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.

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

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

Heather Stokes is a homeschooling mother of 4, ranging from 1st - 11th grade. Heather has been homeschooling for the past 6 years. Her family is very involved in the 4-H program and shows livestock at the Hartford Fair every summer. Heather studied preschool education in college and her love of learning and teaching her students is contagious. Heather is teaching a "What's bugging you?" class all about bugs and creeping crawling things. H.Stokes@excellenceinlearning.org