What a mix is represented by this group: some seasoned homeschoolers, some who have graduated themselves from the task, some who are just starting out, and a few who graduated not so very long ago. How many gifts and how much commitment these excellent teachers add to our program! Together they have many decades of experience dealing with exactly the kinds of issues you face. Although most have education-related degrees, they are teaching at Good Company because of their passion for their subject matter and their proven ability to communicate effectively with students. They have a commitment to a biblical worldview and to discipleship of the next generation through education, and they hold up a high standard of excellence.
Alicia Bailey, a certified Spanish teacher, taught high school Spanish in the public school system for eight years before redirecting her energies to her own children. Since 2009 Alicia encouraged a love of learning in her own children, home schooling them for one of these years. To keep learning engaging, she varies activities during class time and aims to connect with each student. She has studied in Spain, lived in Argentina, visited Mexico, Bolivia, and Puerto Rico, and integrates culture alongside reading, listening, writing, and speaking. email@example.com
Tammy Bankston completed her 19th and final year of homeschooling her children in 2014. In addition, she writes missions education curriculum for the Southern Baptist Convention. Although her fields of study in college were social work and criminology, she brings a wide variety of interest and experience to us, having taught drama, public speaking, Shakespeare, writing, various levels of literature, and has recently added forensic science to her experience. Tammy finds great joy in using class discussion to inspire students to explore their own and others' worldviews. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Cloutier homeschooled her sons from 1995 to 2013 and during that time taught in numerous settings. Dana has taught at Good Company classes such as middle school General Science, high school Biology, AP Human Geography, and World Geography, and elementary science for Lightning Learners. In addition, she has also provided private tutoring in Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. Known for her fun teaching style and implementing hands on activities, Dana has affectionately been nicknamed“Miss Frizzle.”email@example.com.
Allison Desautell taught her three boys at home from 1997 to 2014. She is a registered IEW instructor who has helped hundreds of students learn to write well. For over a decade, she has been teaching both writing and literary analysis classes at Good Company. Known for successfully breaking down daunting academic tasks, Allison helps students organize in every class she teaches, but she especially targets this in her study skills class. She is also a private tutor and has even helped learning disabled students successfully pass the SAT and GED essays. firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol de Vries, after teaching in a Christian school and on the mission field in Europe, homeschooled her three children (each with very different learning styles) through high school. Teaching public speaking and writing in a number of different settings, Carol pursued further training with the Institute for Excellence in Writing and has been teaching as an IEW certified teacher for a number of years. She believes passionately that to communicate effectively and competently, students need to be taught early to love beautiful words and expression, and she especially enjoys helping middle schoolers improve their writing email@example.com
Aaron Filipe is a GCT alum who competed in both speech and debate in NCFCA for 7 years. He qualified for the regional invitational tournament 3 times, and the National Championship tournament once. After graduation, Aaron returned to GCT to assist in the class, before officially taking over as teacher in 2015. He has also taught the Apologetics course since 2017. He is nearing the completion of a Bachelor's degree in History, and hopes to use his education to continue teaching others. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Gaudet has been homeschooling since 2003. As a homeschool mom of three sons, she has been very active in GCT drama as well as NCFCA speech, where she he has served on the staff for multiple tournaments and coached her own sons as well as other students in their speech preparation and presentation. Amy's whole family loves Shakespeare, thanks to a dear friend's influence, and his work has had a prominent place in their homeschooling. She has been invaluable as an assistant in GCT's productions Much Ado about Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. email@example.com
Erin Hazen was homeschooled through high school, then explored her creative interests, earning degrees in art and interior design. Because she enjoys people so much more than business, Good Company has been her preferred place of service for the past eleven years, and she now spends the rest of her days at her primary occupation of wife, mommy, and home schooler. She has taught a variety of art classes here, including interior design (as a summer intensive) drawing, color, and stagecraft, and directs Lightning Learners, a tutorial company for younger students. firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee McInnis began homeschooling her children in 1997 and has enjoyed expanding her approach to teaching to suit the diverse learning styles of her 6 children. She has been able to use her Masters Degree in Molecular Biology to teach a variety of Homeschool Co-op and Catholic school science classes including Biology, Anatomy and Chemistry. Years of laboratory experience have inspired her to incorporate models, games, and manipulatives in the classroom and her private tutoring. She loves to grow in appreciation for God's creation through outdoor experiences like hiking. email@example.com
Denise Mudge homeschooled her 2 boys from 2009- 2018. She brings enthusiasm for sharing God's design in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related fields, and her experience of having taught two boys who are both now Engineers. Denisebrings a variety of teaching experiences, and has taught STEM after school activities for the public schools, co-ops in her home and has been a math tutor (developing a love for math later in life!) She has a strong belief that it is in our mistakes and trials that God wants us to not give up, but to learn from them and develop solutions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Shorey completed 30 years of home schooling her eight children in 2015, and has taught various classes to home schoolers for almost as many years, including public speaking, drama, writing, history, and Christian worldview, where she delightfully learns along with her students. Her real passion is teaching, but she is also the administrator of Good Company Tutorials, the business that has blessed her life and her children since 2003. She thanks God almost every day for His incredible provision, especially the GCT family of students, parents, and tutors. email@example.com
Mikaela Shorey taught every level of high school Spanish during her seven years in the public school system, after earning degrees in education and Spanish and spending time in Latin America. She currently spends most of her time caring for her family and homeschooling her children, but does private tutoring at every level from remedial and 5th year high schoolers to enthusiastic primary school students. She puts together her own curriculum, and reaches that important balance: helping students work hard while having lots of fun. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Tracy completed her own 22-year homeschool experience in 2018, and has taught other home schoolers for that length of time as well. She has also tutored math students (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) for a number of years, and taught the SAT math preparation course at Good Company, as well as Physical Science, Chemistry, Advanced Physics, Math Concepts, and AP Macroeconomics. No one gets more excited about math and science than Sandy, and she enjoys helping students become more comfortable and confident with them. email@example.com
France Vivenzio has been home schooling for 12 years with a desire to impart to her five sons a love of learning. Though she has a degree in mathematics and enjoys that field, she has developed a great excitement about learning through stories. Over the past six years, she has spent well over 200 hours each year listening to and reading stories with her boys and on her own. Seeing her children inspired to learn more or grasping a difficult issue or even just enjoying great literature, France has become convinced of the power and benefit of stories in education, and it is evident in her children's enthusiastic participation at GCT. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Young home educated her two daughters for over a decade. She has taught a variety classes for students ranging from preschool to high school; Elementary Ocean/Marine Science and Middle School Theatre were two of her favorites. She served as a 4-H co-leader, and administered numerous 4-H SPIN courses, including 4-H/ARMY Babysitting Certificate Course. Her degree in Health Promotion gives her an understanding of how behaviors affect learning; and drive her to create effective learning environments by incorporating strategies which promote the mental and social well-being of email@example.com