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Kiesha Shoemaker

Kiesha has over 25 years of teaching experience and is a Georgia Certified teacher. She has homeschooled, at various levels, 5 of her 6 children. Developing curriculum adapted from state standards and in preparation for upper education is foremost in her methods of teaching. 

As a foster mom for many years, Kiesha is loving and compassionate to students and families with sensitive backgrounds and loves to help families build from where they are. She has decades of both personal and educational experience with students with individual learning needs.

As an Educator to the Deaf, she has 30 years experience in teaching American Sign Language, ASL. In Arizona she co-founded a Deaf School and very much enjoyed teaching deaf students many subjects K-12. There, she also, developed Science, Math, and History curriculum, while serving as Lead Teacher in modeling good practices for other teachers K-8.

Kellie Scheer

Kellie is a passionate, compassionate educator with 20-plus years of experience. She has a Master's in Jewish Education from Gratz College and a Bachelor of Arts from American University. 

After spending years as a classroom teacher, she spent a decade building curriculum and mentoring teachers from Kindergarten through 7th grade. She wrote and led Family Education and created curricula for various non-profits.

For the last twelve years, she has homeschooled her five kids (now ages 14-24) while teaching within the homeschool community extensively.

Kellie has experience teaching kids with special needs (such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD).

She is also a chaplain, receiving her training at ALEPH Rabbinical School and Children’s Healthcare of America. 

Dorothy Reavis

Dorothy is an active public artist, muralist, and adjunct instructor at Georgia Highlands College. She has a tremendous passion for building an arts community and working with students of all ages to discover their unique talents and find their creative voice in visual arts. As a previous K-12 public school teacher of 11 years, Dorothy has ample experience in creative mediums such as Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Design, and Graphics. As she is a certified K-12 art teacher, she also has certifications in Giftedness, Advanced Placement in both 2D and 3D Portfolio Design, and an Exceptional Education endorsement. Creating a supportive and safe environment for her students and fine-tuning a curriculum that best fits the individual is her top priority. She is enthusiastic to share her expertise and teach the wonderful students at Keystone Hybrid.

Mary Felts

Mary has been working with children’s literacy since 1988. She has always been a voracious reader, and has never been able to resist a good “I wonder...” If you have lived in the Kennesaw area from 2000 on, you may recognize her as Miss Mary, from the Cosmic Possum Story Time in downtown Kennesaw. Most recently she has been the Library Parapro at Awtrey Middle School, where she has been the in-house tutor for all ages and all grades. Educated at UCF and GSU, Mary’s whole brain learning system has been studied at GSU and Duke University. She uses music, dance, writing, crafts, recipes, and hands-on learning to teach a cultural history of the world, with an emphasis on fun and exploration- and literature. Mary believes all the information in the world comes through a library, whether it’s the Library of Congress or the Camel Library in Ethiopia. She believes the world is an amazing place and her joy is helping kids find their own ways of exploring it.

Kristin Petersen

Kristin is a lifelong crafter with the motto “We can make that!” Around seven years ago, she began focusing heavily on sewing, where creative freedom and practical skills meet. Aside from sewing for herself, her family, and her friends, Kristin has created bridal veils, formal gowns, and costumed a number of productions for community theaters in Georgia. She also has over ten years of education experience, so sharing this craft with young people naturally melds her passions for teaching and creating. Sewing and other crafts are obviously fun to do, but the skills students gain go beyond just the enjoyment. Sewing is about creative problem solving. Planning and executing a project develops spatial reasoning and invites one to keep building and refining skills and techniques. Kristin is eager to nurture all these capacities in her students.

Ian Crament

Through the many years Ian has spent tutoring mathematics to high schoolers and college students, he's found a passion for teaching and recontextualizing the more difficult sections of Algebra and Geometry into the real world! Ian has experience teaching students with ADHD and Dyslexia and hopes to further develop his skills as a teacher. As a student himself, he places priority on preparing his students for higher education by ensuring thoughtful communication with students and parents alike! He is a is a college student currently studying Architecture and School Psychology at Kennesaw State University.

Kelly McKoon

Kelly is a compassionate teacher with over 17 years of teaching experience in both private and public schools, including working with children of all ability levels. Kelly has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of West Georgia in Early Childhood Education, and she is Georgia-certified to teach children in grades ranging from Pre-K through 5th. By following the Georgia Standards, Kelly uses a holistic approach to teaching the curriculum, including music, hands-on manipulatives, calendar math, and read-alouds with activities supporting learning content. Kelly believes that children learn best by relating curriculum to “real life” examples. Kelly is an avid reader and crocheter who creates a variety of items she sells at local arts and crafts festivals. Kelly has dedicated the past several years to substitute teaching while overseeing the many after-school activities of her 2 children.