Fall 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.

Kim Andrews currently homeschools her 3 children and runs an outdoor learning program called Wildwood on their mini farm in Graham. She is passionate about children's books and learning about God's beautiful world through nature study. Kim is working towards her NC environmental education certification. In her free time she enjoys blogging about learning in nature, making wooden toys on her scroll saw and going on adventures with her husband and 3 children.

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.

Kimberly Boggs moved to Snow Camp, NC, 4 years ago where she has been homeschooling her daughter Kira since the move. The Boggs family live on a small farm where they raise chickens and goats for eggs and milk. They are proud members of the Community Garden at the Concord Methodist Church where Kimberly is a board member and teaches weekly craft classes. Also, she works for Education First (EF), which is a program for international students to study abroad in high schools during an exchange year, and hosts one herself annually. Her hobbies are reading, camping, and making trips to the mountains and to the beach.

Leslie Cain is a stay at home mom and photographer raising her 4 children Blake (18), Gabby (15), twins Tatum & Wyatt (9) and her two step-children Cody (12) and Hannah (10). She and her husband married in 2014 and brought together a beautiful family. Leslie has a soft spot for blended families and enjoys ministering and disciplining Mom's in those families. She has been homeschooling since 2015 as well as leading Hannah's Girl Scout troop since 2014. She and her husband have volunteered in the community coaching t-ball and baseball since 2015. She enjoys reading, decorating, gardening, and watching her favorite ball players play the games they love!

Mergan Cox is a stay at home mom raising her three kids Blaire (5), Miller (3) and Reece (1) and will begin her homeschool journey when Blaire enters kindergarten. Originally from Iowa, she met her husband while both were active duty military stationed in San Diego. She enjoys reading her Bible, camping, cooking and spending time with her family.

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.

Sandi Green has been fortunate to homeschool her two girls for the past 7 years. During that journey, she has also maintained a business as a Kinesiologist where she helped individuals from ages 6-86 to move better, feel better, and perform better. She has also led a running club for youth where she was teaching them about the importance of good movement and avoiding injury. As a business owner, Sandi has discovered the importance for youth to learn to speak well publicly both in interview experiences and on the job.

Kara Hensley is in her 12th year of homeschooling her three children ages 16, 13, and 8. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Education and a Master’s of Music from UNC-Greensboro’s School of Music. She taught middle school band at Western Middle School for 3 years after graduating, growing the program to over 300 students and winning numerous state concert band competitions. In addition to homeschooling, Kara currently is an instructor in the evenings at Alamance Community College in the Academic and Career Readiness Department, teaching G.E.D. classes to adults. She is excited to bring her love of history to the students this semester at Archway!

Emily Kindall began homeschooling 3 years ago and has taught at Archway for the last 2 years. Her favorite things are reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with her wonderful husband and 3 awesome children. In her spare time, she can be found watching documentaries and dreaming of the beach. She received her Bachelor's degree in History but also loves music, art, and science.

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.

Stephanie Rich is currently a student of Liberty University online completing a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry. She is a seven year home school teacher of 2 children and home school co-op teacher and assistant teacher for five years.

Sarah Stanley is a professional photographer specializing in birth, doula, wife, homechooler to her oldest son, mom to three children ages 8,4,2 and a veteran of the United States ARMY. She is so excited to share her passion of photography to the younger generation.

J essica Simmons is an advanced practice nurse with a clinical background in pulmonary disease. She previously studied Spanish for 5 years and maintains regular practice of the Spanish language through both home study and conversational usage with native speakers. She has been homeschooling since 2010 and enjoys fitness, traveling, reading, gardening, fiber arts, and spending time with her husband, two children, two cats, and her beloved grandmother.

Larryn Thompson is currently a stay at home mom with her three children Mary Ellis, Sam, and Griffin. She graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and worked for John Deere and a small
implement manufacturer for 6 years before becoming a domestic engineer. She moved to NC two years ago with her husband Isaac who grew up in Snow Camp. She and her family are active at NCFC and she enjoys doing all
sorts of stuff like DIY projects, exercising, baking bread, traveling, and reading.