MEET THE TEACHERS
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New Teacher Biographies will be posted by July 16th


Winter 2018



Our instructors are carefully chosen by the board of directors each semester. Each instructor brings a special expertise or passion to the class they teach.




Elaine Bailey has been homeschooling her children for almost 7 years. She has an associate degree in Art and Advertising and a certificate in Teacher Assisting/Substitute Teaching.  She has taught at Archway for the past few years.



Sherri Chapman is a homeschool mom teaching her 2 children.  She has an Elementary Education degree with a minor in Spanish from North Carolina Central University.  She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and has taught Spanish and elementary education in the public school system.  She has a passion for teaching children.  She lived in Brazil for 7 years as a teenager with her parents who are missionaries there.  She is also passionate about missions.

 

Lynn Chavis is a wife, homechooler, and mom to three children. This is her 3rd year homeschooling her son Garriett and her 1st year homeschooling her daughter Joy.  Her daughter Hannah will be in Kindergarten at River Mill Academy this year.  She plans on homeschooling all three children from a Biblical worldview, eventually.  Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNCP and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education from UNCG.   She is looking forward to a great adventure.



Christine Croteau-Sapp is a homeschool mom of four children ages 1 to 11.  Her family recently moved to the area from Raleigh.  She grew up in NYC and majored in Theatre Performance while attending college in Georgia where she met her husband.  She uses an eclectic mix of curriculum and loves to teach and learn through experiences and hands-on activities.



Karen DeSombre  had a 35 year career in medical technology and medical research, including cancer, Alzheimer's, and autism research prior to opening her sewing school in Mebane.  Although she teaches all ages, she is happiest teaching sewing skills to children.  Students learn many different sewing techniques by creating interesting projects.



Gina Duckett is a homeschooling mom to 3 children. She has a M.Ed. degree in elementary curriculum and instruction. She loves traveling and exploring with her family. She has a passion for great literature for all ages.



Alesa Eanes loves homeschooling her children, Alaina and Will.  She lives with her husband and children in Ringgold, Virginia along with her dogs and cats.  They recently moved to Virginia to be closer to their family.  Alesa has a BS degree in Biology with a teaching certification and a MS degree in Human Nutrition.  She is a registered/licensed dietitian nutritionist.  She used to teach middle school before teaching children as a community nutritionist.  She now teaches adults in a community hospital setting in addition to homeschooling her children.  She loves teaching how God created science for us to use and enjoy and how science is used in our everyday lives.


 
Deanna Gosnell has been a wife for over 20 years and a mom to her three boys.  She has homeschooled Caleb (20),  Jackson (15), & Levi (6) for nine of those years.   She believes her kids are her and her husband’s responsibility granted by our Almighty Creator. She teaches a Biblical worldview as a basis for all that she does in life.  Deanna also enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, hiking, camping and laughing with friends and family. She is currently serving on the Archway Classes Board of Directors.



Nathalie Harris is entering her sixth year of homeschool with her four children.  She taught elementary school in a public school setting for two years before beginning her family.  She enjoys gardening, yoga, sports, and seeing the world through the eyes of her children.



Kelly Hayes had been married for 12 years and has 4 children ages 10, 8, 6, and 2.  She has been homeschooling her children for the last 5 1/2 years. She has a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and has worked part-time in a cardiac rehabilitation program for the last 12 years.  She is so grateful for the opportunity to homeschool and has a passion for providing excellent educational opportunities for children.




Emily Kindall  is a mother with a passion for learning, reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.  When she is not doing those activities, you can find her watching documentaries and dreaming of the beach.  She received her Bachelor's degree in History but also loves music, art, and science.  This is her third year homeschooling, and her second year at Archway, and she couldn't be happier about it!



Sasha LeClaire  was raised in Quebec, Canada and moved to the US about 10 years ago after marrying her husband Tristaun. It has been an adventure as they have moved over 10 times and across 5 different states and have been given the joy and blessing of 3 beautiful children along the way!  They moved to NC from the Northwest in June 2014 to start a gluten free bakery and this is the longest they have been in one place since the birth of their eldest. Sacha enjoys hiking, exercise, reading, cooking, and studying about health, parenting, and how to better walk with God. Learning is one of her passions and she prays that God will use her to teach her children how to put their trust in Him as we seek to educate them in the great school of life.
 


Christie Moser has an A.A.S. degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She also has an A.A.S. degree with honors in Graphic Art and Advertising Design, and a certificate with honors in Computer Graphics. Working part-time as a graphic designer, Christie balances life homeschooling daughters, Sidney Clay and Mallory. Christie is the founder of Haven of Hope and Healing, a pregnancy and infant loss center, which she and her husband, Darrell, started after their son was stillborn full-term in 2002. Growing up, Christie enjoyed being in the kitchen helping her mom and learning from her as she entertained with countless parties and family gatherings. Now, Christie enjoys doing the same with her daughters. Expressing her creativity and hospitality through “3 Curly Girls,” Christie offers graphic design services, handmade invitations, party planning, and more.



Adestes Phipps homeschools her 3 children ages 8,11 and 13. This is her second year teaching.  She has previously taught in a coop and loved it.  She has also taught in primary, relief society, and scouts at her church.  She was actually homeschooled the last several years of high school.  She is amazed at how far homeschooling has come!  She loves to learn new things and teach the minds of our future generations.



Kellie Stubblefield  graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology and a Masters in Special Education.  After grad school, she worked in the Texas public schools as a special education teacher.  After she had her two children (Alexa, age 15 and AJ, age 12), she earned her Montessori teaching certification and taught in a local Montessori school.  She decided to "try the homeschool thing" over seven years ago and it stuck.  She began teaching at Archway when it was established in 2010 and is now honored to serve with some amazing ladies on the board of directors.  In her free time, she enjoys taking Zumba classes, reading, doing ministry work with children, playing volleyball and riding roller coasters with her adventurous family.



Amber Thompson  was born and raised in Alamance County, and has lived here all of her life.  She has 3 children, 2 dogs and a husband.  In her “spare time” she and her family like to spend time raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes via social media and their family vlog.