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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 years experience. She has Masters in Jewish Education from Gratz College and her 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 eight years, she has homeschooled her five kids (now ages 10-20) 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. 

Amy Durant

Amy is a self-taught artist with 20+ years of experience making art and sharing her love of the craft with friends, customers, and students. She provides a safe, positive atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance in her classes, allowing her students to learn and grow at a pace that is right for them. Amy's openness to new mediums has given her the knowledge and expertise to teach a variety of art forms, from acrylics to mixed media to sculpture to origami. She is excited to teach both new and experienced artists of all ages.

Aimee Andrichak

Aimee has been teaching math and art classes to adults and children since 2000, covering a wide variety of courses. She has loved teaching algebra, geometry, and logarithms alongside her classes on crochet and fiber arts, photography, ceramic arts, drawing, and painting. Aimee was homeschooled for several years, herself, and could not wait to begin the homeschool journey with her own children. Since 2010 she has worked as a homeschool tutor, taught classes at homeschool cooperatives, and enjoys helping her students find joy in learning.

Jameka DeLaine

Jameka has been a voracious reader and writer since childhood. Her earliest memories of books were devouring Barbara Parks’ Junie B. Jones series when she was six years old. Even now, Jameka still has quite the appetite for reading. Her creative writing journey started with poetry and evolved from there, and her love for the written word led to her desire to create and cultivate her own stories. School was never a challenge for Jameka. She enjoyed it, excelling early in her formative years and continuing to do so throughout. Her high school career was littered with AP classes and Honor Roll certificates. Jameka also enjoys foreign languages and took French throughout high school and college, which came in handy when dealing with innumerable customers from Quebec while working retail. In her junior year, Jameka was enrolled as an International Baccalaureate student, graduated in the top 10% of her class as a senior and went on receive her bachelor’s degree from Flagler College in Communications with a concentration in Media Production and a minor in Creative Writing. After some time and thought she enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University to earn her master’s degree in English & Creative Writing with a concentration in Screenwriting. Currently, Jameka freelances as a copyeditor and writing consultant. While Jameka flourished under the structure of public schools, her daughter, Jax, did not, so alternatives were sought, opening Jameka’s eyes to the world outside of standard mainstream education. Finding the right fit for Jax proved difficult initially, (virtual school, homeschool) and neither option fit until they happened upon unschooling and the Sudbury model. The idea of allowing children to choose their educational path seemed daunting at first, but it has been a success so far. This has helped Jameka realize and understand that all forms of education are valid. She is excited to put all her experiences and knowledge to use within the hybrid model. 

Frania Franch

Frania Franch teaches American Sign Language classes and provides private tutoring for college students and children and adults with hearing loss. She has the superior certification in Sign Language Proficiency Interview at University of South Florida. Frania is a member of American Sign Language Teacher Association. She is a proud alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technology Institute the Deaf and St. Pius X High School. Frania is the former assistant director in Deaf-Blind Access of the South (DBAS) Camp where she started as a certified Support Service Provider (SSP).

Skyler Scheer

Skyler has been working with children for eight year in many capacities:  an aide for a neuro-diverse elementary students,  tutor, pre-school gymnastics instructor, and Religious Education instructor.

Skyler is currently in college working toward a degree in child development. Being homeschooled themselves, they are experienced and excited to be teaching at a hybrid school. They have experience with neurodiverse students -- in specific student with  ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

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.

Jennifer Humphreys

Jennifer has taught within the homeschool community for 12 years. She currently homeschools her children and enjoys participating in different group activities and field trip opportunities throughout the Atlanta area. A graduate of Kennesaw State University, obtaining Certification in Elementary Education and an additional Reading Endorsement. She has a passion for showing students of all ages that learning can be exciting and incredibly rewarding. In addition, she has experience working with neurodivergent students, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Auditory Processing, and Sensory Processing. Finding ways to make learning exciting and motivating continues to be a mission in the classroom and at home.