Teacher Bios

Lisa Arnold
Lisa Arnold is a homeschool Mom of nine years, was married to her soul mate of 20+ years, and mother to two daughters in high school. Prior to homeschooling her daughters, Lisa taught at a private Christian School in Tennessee.
Her love for sign language comes from her desire to communicate with an aunt and uncle and several cousins who are deaf. Lisa’s commitment to learning to communicate with deaf family members led her to teaching sign language and becoming involved in a signing ministry at her Tennessee church.
Lisa and her family are Native Americans. She has taught SHEEP students about the history and culture of the Cherokee tribe, including their language. Lisa holds a degree in business and presently works from home as a bookkeeper and web designer/developer.

Tammy Bevins
Tammy Bevins is a homeschooling parent who brings the enthusiasm, talent, and expertise of her many years in the professional art community to SHEEP as the instructor of the popular courses, Photography and Photoshop. Having studied photography at the Gibbes Art Gallery and the Center for Photography in Charleston, she currently runs a successful business as a wedding and portrait photographer. She is a member of Professional Photographers of South Carolina, where she serves on the Board of Directors, and Professional Photographers of America. Tammy received the 2012 PPSC Photographer of the Year Award and has been featured in the Professional Photographers of America’s international collection.

Tammy Bevins is the founder of Nuvo Images which was previously known as Tammy Bevins Photography. She began her professional career in 2004 and has been photographing weddings, high school seniors, and families in Charleston, South Carolina ever since.  Tammy is well known in the community and beyond for her outgoing personality, numerous awards, and, more recently, her gift of teaching photography.  She holds the title of 2013 Photographer of the year awarded by the Professional Photographers of South Carolina and also held the title in 2012.

Tammy is devoted to upholding a standard of excellence in photography and giving her clients an exceptional experience.  She is recognized for her story-telling imagery and her ability to capture emotion in every image.  Tammy has a background in oil painting that gives her work an edge and has given her an artisan level of creativity.  She is available for travel world-wide.

Tammy Bevins was named the Top Photographer in the state by the Professional Photographers of South Carolina 2 years in a row for 2012 and 2013. She is the ONLY PPA-certified photographer in the Charleston area.

 

Susan Black

Susan Black is the mother of four boys (Garrett, Spencer, Tucker and Sullivan) and wife of Bryan. She has lived in the Summerville area for the past nine years and has homeschooled her children since the beginning of their education. This is her 6th year at SHEEP having taught Mystery of History 1, 2 and 3, Life Skills, Bible, Consumer Math, Apologia Science (Mammals), and K’nex classes. She has a teaching degree from Clemson University. Susan Teaches Holy History, Holy History Jr. and Bible for Kids.

Deborah Blauch

Deborah Blauch graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 1990.  She married Andrew that same year.  They have six wonderful children and have been homeschooling since 1998.  Deborah loves teaching her own children and has enjoyed teaching classes to homeschool students since 2011.

Rachel Blauch Premo

Rachel Premo is a graduate of Anderson University with a degree in Vocal/Choral Music Education. She received intensive training in vocal pedagogy during her time in college, and was able to complete her Clinical Experience in a highly reputable high school choral program in Seneca, South Carolina. Rachel has been a church pianist since she was in high school and has accompanied for many Musical Theater productions as well (including Barnum, Mary Poppins, and Fiddler on the Roof). Rachel also teaches private voice and piano lessons. She absolutely loves teaching music and has a passion for homeschoolers, since she herself was homeschooled.

Donna Brown

Donna Brown grew up in Anderson, SC where she met and married her husband, Richard. Donna is the mother of nine wonderful children and grandmother to one precious little girl. She has been home schooling them for the past 19 years. Donna graduated from Lander University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education and a minor in History. Donna taught first grade for two years in both South Carolina and Texas. She loves teaching little ones through fun and creative methods, and Lego bricks certainly fall into the category of a fun learning tool!! This is Donna’s fourth year teaching Click-A-Brick at SHEEP, and she’s very excited to be back!! This year Donna is happy to  be teaching Mystery of History as well!! 

Kristi Combs

Kristi Combs will be teaching Storybook class and Little House on the Prairie this year.  Kristi is new to SHEEP and the Summerville area, but a veteran teacher and homeschooler.  Kristi graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education and taught school in the public education system and in a faith based private school for 10 years.  She then decided to teach her own children at home and became a homeschooling mom for the next 22 years.  Her 3 children Fairlight Kloxin, Sonny Combs, and Violet Combs were homeschooled through high school.  Kristi has taught in several other homeschool coop classes and served as the President of the local homeschool organization while her younger children were in high school.  Kristi and her husband, Fran, relocated to Summerville last September to be close to their daughter, Fairlight, and their grandchildren.

 

Joye Crist

Joye Crist is a homeschooling mother of thirteen years, with one child having graduated and another currently a high school sophomore. Her hobbies and interests include public speaking and competitive debate, leading Bible studies, and writing, as well as a broad range of creative outlets, including musical theater, singing, crocheting, silk dyeing, and papier mache. Drawing on her talent, experience, and God-given opportunities, Joye approaches her first year teaching Public Speaking at SHEEP and looks forward to the experience with eager anticipation.

Tina Dunning

Tina is a native of Charleston. She lives in Summerville with her husband and two daughters. She has been teaching at SHEEP since 2008 . Tina has been homeschooling since 2003.

Wendy Inocente

Wendy Inocente has been married for seventeen years and has five children. She has homeschooled her youngest three children for six years. She graduated from College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Art in English Education. She taught for three years in Georgia, and taught English and newspaper at Stratford High School for five years. 2012-13 will be her second year teaching at SHEEP. She loves teaching homeschoolers and believes helping parents homeschool their children is one way she can glorify God.

Sharin Jacobs

Sharin Jacobs is a speech-language pathologist, in addition to being an instructor of American Sign Language. She moved from New York in 2009 where she taught ASL at the elementary school level through college level for over 35 years.  Sharin is a former Elementary school teacher (3rd grade) and Adjunct College Professor at Long Island University.  She has a daughter who is in her Master’s program in Communication and Media at Clemson University.  At present she has a practice as a Medical Speech Pathologist, working with geriatric veterans in Walterboro, as well as teaching private piano lessons.

Tammy Kay

Tammy Kay is the mother of five children (McKinley, Chanston, Karigan, Lillie and Emmaline) and wife to Andrew. She is in her sixth year of homeschooling. Tammy enjoys incorporating her love of arts and crafts into her classes. This year she will be teaching Little House on the Prairie Literature, American Girl Literature 1, Storybook and Mixed Media.

Amy King
Amy King is the director and founder of SHEEP. She has been teaching music to students of all ages since 1997. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The College of Charleston. She has been homescooling since 1998 and has two homeschool graduates. Amy also has an elementary son, Robert that she loves to homeschool.  Amy loves music and loves teaching music.

Fairlight Kloxin

Fairlight Kloxin is the mother to three children (Olivia, Sadie-Rose, and Samuel) and wife of 14 years to Michael. This is her 10th year of homeschooling and has been homeschooling her children since the beginning of their education. She is herself, a home school graduate as well. She has called Summerville her home for the past 15 years. Her hobbies include sewing, reading, needlework, jewelry making, painting, knitting, cooking, decorating, thrift store shopping, costuming, and gardening.
She enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of art, literature, and history with children. This is her 3rd year helping at SHEEP and her 1st year as a teacher. She will be teaching Mixed Media and American Girl this year.

Maria Knighton

Maria Knighton, Preschool Art teacher as well as our new class Colors, Numbers and Biblical Charater Traits She is originally from Florida and has lived in Summerville since 2007. She is a full time mother who homeschools five of her seven children. She began teacher at SHEEP in 2009.

Dorothy Milligan

Dorothy Milligan is a History teacher who has taught all levels of History classes in both middle and high schools. However, she now uses her background in homeschooling her three children and has for the past several years. She graduated with a Social Studies and American Studies degree from Erskine College in 1999. She continued her studies and graduated with a Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in 2006. She is excited to teach elementary school and to use a hands on approach to learning. History classes will use games, crafts, activities, songs, and more to bring all aspects of History to life for each student.

 

Helene Minard

I was born and raised close to Paris and I lived in Montreal, Canada for 7 years. I came to Charleston 13 years ago to follow my husband for work purposes. I have two wonderful teenage boys.In France, I obtained a European MBA in International Human Resources Management and worked in training & communications for a national automotive company. Since 2000, I have been serving Lowcountry companies with a unique Gift & Incentive program.  I have also taught French in different schools from pre-school to college students and do some interpreting for major companies. It will be my third year at SHEEP.

Joell Morris
Joell is the wife of her high school sweetheart, Clyn, and the mom of two (adult) children, Jacob and Emma.  Joell and her family have made their home in Summerville since 2007. It came as a great surprise to her when she felt led to begin homeschooling Jacob in 2009, as he was entering high school! With God’s gracious help, and lots of hard work on Jacob’s part, he graduated in 2013, and no one went crazy in the process–well, maybe a little crazy, but in the very best way! SHEEP was an important part of that wonderful journey. Since 2010, Joell has taught a variety of classes at SHEEP.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University, and enjoys music, journaling, serving at her church, and hanging out with her family.

Kim Murphy

Kim Murphy is mother to Jack and Jenna and wife to Mike, who upon introducing himself at their first meeting, told her he was a doctor and that she would marry him.   That’s 1 out of 2, but his batting average has improved since then.  Kim is a Certified Instructor for the Institute for Excellence in Writing and has taught IEW at home and in the classroom since 2008.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa, but insists everything she knows she learned homeschooling. She loves IEW because it is incremental, easy-to-follow, and has transformed her own two, very reluctant writers into confident, creative, competent communicators who enjoy a good alliteration as much as the next guy. She loves bacon, butter, Brussels sprouts, and the Bronte sisters, not necessarily in that order.  No, wait….yes, in that order.

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Sherry Osborne
Sherry Osborne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and has completed graduate work with the STEPS (Sequential Teaching of Explicit Phonics and Spelling) curriculum. She has taught in public schools using this curriculum with great success. Sherry is passionate about helping children learn how to become better spellers and readers. She has homeschooled her children from the start of their education. She lives in Goose Creek with her husband and four sons.

Kelly Osorio

Kelly Osorio is a native of Ladson.  She and her husband Oliver are the parents of 4 wonderful kids: Abi, Leyni, Jack and Maddie.  Kelly has a BA in Spanish from Charleston Southern University, is bilingual, and has taught Spanish for 10 years to various ages and levels.  Her husband Oliver is from El Salvador and they serve faithfully at Iglesia Nueva Vida, a church with members from all over Latin America.  At INV, Kelly is the Administrative Assistant and a Sunday School teacher.

Bethany Rupert

Bethany Rupert is a senior.  She has taken ballet for 12 years.  She trained the first 11 years at Metro North Dance before transferring to Robert Ivey Ballet to continue her training.  She is a member of the Charleston City Ballet Jr. Company.  She has passed Cecchetti grade levels 1 – 4, Cecchetti Elementary Professional level, and Cecchetti Intermediate Professional level exams.  She is now studying the Vagonova method of classical ballet.  She has also taken modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, hiphop, and lyrical.  Her training has been very technical with a strong focus on worshipping God through dance.  She was an assistant teacher at Metro North Dance for 4 years and taught classes on her own there for 3 years.  She teaches at Walker Dance in Summerville and this is her second year of teaching ballet at SHEEP.  She has taught various levels and ages from 4 – 13.  Her desire is to share her love for dance with her students.

 

Laureen Rupert

Laureen Rupert is the mother of four children and the wife of Gary.  She has been home schooling her children for 14 years.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Christian Education and Bible.  Teaching has been her passion at home and at church.  She enjoys teaching Sunday School, Children’s Church, Bible Quizzing, and many different subjects for school.  Math and Science have always been her favorites.  She has tutored in high school level math classes since college.  She is looking forward to teaching at SHEEP this year.  

Jacqui Schley
Jacqui Schley has taught at SHEEP since 2008. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Morehead State University, where she majored in Mathematics and minored in Earth Science. Jacqui homeschooled her four children for 14 years, and now teaches science classes at SHEEP and also teaches high school math classes at Metro North Church in Goose Creek.

Debra Siegal

Debra is a Charleston native.  She is married to Brady and they have 4 boys-Braden, Benjamin, Ethan and Judah.  She has homeschooled her children from the beginning.  She has a BS in Sociology and a BS in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University.  She began her work with children in 1993 when she began working at Northwood Assembly in the after school care program.  She currently works in the children’s ministry at Crosstowne Christian Church as the director of K4-K5, child care coordinator and Awana Commander.

Jenny Stauffer
Jenny is the mother of six children who enjoys giving her kids and other children the opportunity to perform. She had the vision to start Musical Theatre at SHEEP two years ago and has been able to pursue this with the help of her children and husband, Curtis.

Jordan Katie Stauffer 

Jordan Katie Stauffer is a 2009 LCHEA graduate and 2013 honors graduate of Charleston Southern University, where she earned her BS in European History with a double-major in theatre. While at CSU, she performed in seven CSU theatrical productions and was heavily involved in the religion and art programs. She also worked in the CSU Writing Center to help her peers improve their writing through discussion. She is thrilled to be returning to SHEEP to translate her college experiences into the classroom!

 

 

Debbie Trussell
Debbie Trussell is the mother of six children, three of which are still in school, and wife to Clay. She and her family moved to the Summerville area in 2011. After joining SHEEP in the same year, she taught Manners and assisted in Life Skill and Picture Smart Bible. During the 2012-13 school year, Debbie will teach Manners and Life Skills classes. Debbie has a degree in Education from Clemson University and has taught in both public schools and in homeschool co-ops.

Mark and Shari Turner
Mark and Shari Turner are a husband and wife team who each play essential and varied roles in mentoring SHEEP students.
Mark is pastor of Oakbrook Community Church (PCA) in Summerville. He started his education intent on becoming an engineer, but ended up running a software company for 14 years before going into ministry. He loves all things mechanical and electronic and shares his love of God’s wonderful creation in his classes.
Shari is a pastor’s wife and loving mother to four wonderful children, two of which have graduated college. As a food enthusiast and skilled cake decorator, Shari has learned to be creative with food and loves to share the “science” of cooking with her students.

Peggie Wassung

Peggie Wassung is a first-generation Cuban-American, born in New York City and raised in Orlando Florida. She is bilingual (written, read, and spoken word) and studied Latin-American history and literature at the University of Florida. She maintains her Cuban culture in her home, especially through food, and is anxious to share the culture with her students. Currently, she resides in Goose Creek with her husband and four children.

 

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