Meet the Staff
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.
Donny Barbour is a former US Navy Veteran and volunteer firefighter, he’s a married father of six, three of whom are still at home. He served on the USS Belleau Wood and was stationed in Japan, Australia and Iraq. He enjoys watching sports, grilling, golfing and fishing.
Cherylann Barbour is married to Donny, a USN Veteran. She is mom to 6 children, 3 still at home. She started homeschooling in 2020. She holds a BAs in History (US) and Southern Studies from UNC. She loves History, reading, gardening, baking/cooking, gardening, swimming, painting, and traveling.
Jane Dunkin was 5 years old when she was saved. Growing up in a pastor's home, she had many opportunities to serve the Lord, babysitting young children by age 10 and teaching children's classes at 15. She attended a Bible college where she earned a bachelor's degree in missions and a minor in education. She spent 5 1/2 years teaching in Christian schools before marrying Pastor Tim in 2007. In 2008-2009, she worked with preschoolers - 7th graders at Alamance Christian School before becoming a stay at home mom when son Andrew was born in 2009. She continued teaching children at their church, also tutoring and babysitting on the side. As a pastors wife, she has lots of opportunities to work with children, serving alongside her husband at Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Latoya Castro is a stay-at-home mom, who homeschools five daughters. She has experience working and running a daycare. She has her early childhood credentials, a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems, and a Masters' in Business and Marketing Education. She taught middle and high school grades for fifteen years. She loves working with students and watching them learn.
Lynn Chavis is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. She is a Lumbee Indian and NC native, happily married to Jason, mother of three, and a homeschool educator. This is her 5th year homeschooling her 11th grade son, 9th grade daughter, and her 3rd grade daughter. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNC-Pembroke and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education from UNC-Greensboro. She enjoys teaching from a Biblical point of view. This is Lynn’s 5th year teaching at Archway. Lynn believes that helping students learn and develop socially, spiritually, safely, and independently in a friendly, academic, and enrichment focused environment makes homeschooling an easier transition for many families. Her 9th grade daughter, Joy, will be assisting her as a teacher cadet in classes this year. She attends Bethel Baptist with her family, loves making crafts and doing creative projects, as well as playing basketball and the piano. Joy has experience babysitting, working with children at Awana and teaching at Archway. She hopes to be a missionary teacher one day.
Sandi Green has been homeschooling for more than a decade. She has also been a teacher/ board member at Archway for 6 years. She has 2 Master’s degrees in Movement Science ( Kinesiology and NeuroPhysiology). This year, for the first time, she will be working together with her 14 yr old daughter ( Jaryn ) to plan and teach a class. Jaryn brings to the Archway community 5 yrs of experience with an internationally competitive jump rope team ( The Bouncing Bulldogs). She is eager to share her love of this sport!
Tim Dunkin was saved in February, 1999 in a local New Testament Baptist Church. He has been active in local churches as a Sunday school teacher and preacher for 15 years and has taught in rest home ministries for 18 years. He is currently the pastor at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Greensboro. He reads extensively on a number of subjects and has secular teaching experience in a laboratory setting in the chemical sciences and spent 19 years working as a scientist in the biotechnology / biopharmaceutical industry. History has been one of his most consistent areas of interest and self study.
Leslie Cain is a wife, homeschool mother of three, local professional photographer, and Doula. Jamie and Leslie have been married since 2014, bringing together a large, unique family. They attend Triad Church in Greensboro. She has a soft spot for blended families and enjoys ministering to those moms in particular. Parenting is a journey but step parenting is a special journey. Their children are Blake (20), Gabby (17), Cody (15), Hannah (13) and twins Tatum and Wyatt (12). They were also blessed with a granddaughter, Athena (19m) and a grandson, Brexton (2m). Leslie most enjoys teaching Science and Social Studies based classes when her creative and sometimes messy side has a chance to be used.
Tammy Speicher graduated from Bob Jones University in 1982 with a B.A. in Business Administration. She worked 8 years in banking before taking a job at Alamance Christian School for 5 years where she served as Financial Secretary and taught Business Math. She then entered the world of government where she served as Town Clerk at the Village of Alamance and the Town of Haw River. She finished her career as the Finance Director for The Town of Siler City for six years. After a three year hiatus Mrs. Speicher became the Controller for Piedmont Rescue Mission where she currently serves.
Doug Duggins is the Operations Pastor for Hope Church, a husband to Dana, and father to four amazing kids ages; 17, 17, 15, and 7. He has been happily married to Dana for 23 years and in full-time ministry for 17 years. He has taught many ministry classes and led small groups for the church during that time. Doug loves to play competitive volleyball when he can find some free time. Every year he and his family go camping for summer vacation. Davidson River Campground in Brevard, NC, is by far their favorite place to go. Doug also enjoys being a financial coach for people who desire to have financial peace.
Jennifer Hastings is a mom of three boys who recently started her homeschooling journey. She is a Registered Nurse who has a passion for educating and advocating for her patients. She loves learning new things and growing, one of the main reasons she decided to pursue nursing. Science, anatomy and the medical field are just a few of her favorite things she loves to share with her children and now Archway students!
Jessica Embry is an educational consultant and homeschooling mom of three children ages 15, 8, and 4. She a professional speaker and homeschool advocate. Jessica is honored to be serving on the Archway board this year as well as co-teaching with Lynn Chavis. Her daughter Naomi will be helping her Math class as well as assisting in other Archway classes. Jessica was homeschooled growing up along with her three siblings and has her Masters in Education. She has been assisting and teaching homeschool classes since she was age 17 as well as private tutoring.
Emily Palethorpe taught music in the Durham Public Schools for thirteen years at Hillandale Elementary School, followed by several years at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill.
She has also taught music classes at Archway, beginning the year it was formed. Additionally, she taught English literacy through drama and music at Elon Elementary School. She and her husband Chandler are thankful for their four children, ranging from ages 9 to 20. This August marks their 25th wedding anniversary! They give glory to Lord Jesus for all their blessings.
Erin Crittenton is a stay-at-home mom who has homeschooled her youngest daughter for the past 5 years. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Clinical Lab Science and worked in a research lab after college. Erin has been involved with Archway for the past three years and has enjoyed teaching several different science classes. Her and her two daughters live on a small farm with lots of animals and can honestly say that there is never a dull moment.
Emily Kindall began homeschooling 6 years ago and has taught at Archway for the last 5 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. Emily's son, Greg, a high school student with a passion for science fiction and military history, will be co-teaching with Emily this semester. He spends his free time building plastic models, playing his violin, and hunting for samples to add to his collection of the Periodic Table of Elements.
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.
2021-2022 Board of Directors
The purpose of Archway Classes is to provide fun and educational classes taught from a Christian worldview. We welcome families of any faith and do not require that teachers use an explicitly Christian curriculum for their classes; however, materials must not contradict traditional Christian teachings (for example, evolution-based curriculum should not be used, traditional gender roles are honored). We expect teachers to be at ease discussing God/Jesus/the Bible in their class when appropriate. In areas where Christians may have differing opinions (such as the age of the earth, celebrating Halloween, belief in Santa, appropriate dating guidelines, etc.), we ask that teachers encourage students to discuss any conflicting views with their parents. Please check with the board for any questions regarding Archway policies.