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 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.
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.
Dawn has been married for 23 years to Shannon Griffin. They started their daughters homeschool journey in 2016 and have enjoyed watching her blossom in the homeschool environment. Dawn has been crocheting since the age of twelve and enjoys making items for practical use. Dawn graduated with an Associates in Industrial Technology from Trident Technical College.
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 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 is a licensed 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 40 years. She is a former Elementary school teacher (3rd grade) and Adjunct Professor at Long Island University. She has a daughter who recently became an Adjunct Professor (teaching Public Speaking) @ University Of South Carolina in Beaufort (USCB) after recently graduating from Clemson. Sharin has a practice as a Medical Speech Pathologist working with geriatric veterans in Walterboro, as well as teaching private piano lessons.
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 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, 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.
Crystal is a Charleston native, residing in Summerville with her husband, three children, and two spoiled-rotten Boykin Spaniels. Crystal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Charleston Southern University in 2009. She now continues her studies at CSU to pursue a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She hopes to become licensed in SC so she can one day own or partner with a private Christian counseling center in the Charleston area. She is a staff piano accompanist for CSU’s Music & Worship Leadership degree ensembles and also plays the saxophone. She is an active member of Journey Church and their J1:27 Ministry – supporting adoption, foster care, single mothers, and widows. She has had the joy of homeschooling for six years and is excited about her first year teaching at SHEEP. Her favorite promise in scripture is found in Lamentations 3:22-23. Great is His faithfulness.
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.
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 is the wife of her high school sweetheart, Clyn, and the mom of Jacob and Emma. Joell and her family have made their home in Summerville since 2007. In 2009, they felt led to homeschool Jacob as he was entering high school. Jacob, a SHEEP alum, and a 2013 homeschool graduate, now helps his mom teach at SHEEP each week. SHEEP has been a wonderful blessing in their lives! 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 has been married to Mike for 30 years and has homeschooled her two children all the way through. Before finding IEW, she experienced despair and shed many tears trying to teach writing to her kids (the tears were hers alone – they couldn’t have cared less if they learned to write!). But finding IEW was the breakthrough they all needed. Since then, Kim has become a Certified Instructor for the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) and has taught IEW at SHEEP for several years. Along the way, IEW took notice and contracted Kim to teach online classes for them. Still, she loves teaching the “in person” classes and enjoys goofing around and making her students laugh as they learn useful writing skills. Her desire is for her students to become confident, creative, and competent communicators who enjoy a good alliteration as much as the next guy. Kim loves bacon, butter, Brussels sprouts, and the Bronte sisters, not necessarily in that order. No, wait….yes, in that order.
Hi! I am Tiffany Norwood. I am a 37 year old mom to 3 children. I have been married 14 years. I have two 6 year old boys and a 9 year old daughter. I have been homeschooling for 5years. I have my degree in Elementary Education and taught 3rd grade for 7 years. My desire for my children and others is to have a love of learning and a joy for reading. I teach with a multi sensory approach, which means I present information in different modalities(tactile, kinesthetic, auditory, and tactile) in order to reach all learning styles. I enjoy hiking, the beach, painting, and reading. I look forward to working together!
Sherry has a BS in Elementary Education, graduate work with the STEPS (Sequential Teaching of Explicit Phonics and Spelling) curriculum, and training in SWR (Spell to Write & Read) method. She has taught all abilities, which includes a special needs son, using these methods both in public school & for many years in SHEEP. She has trained her friend, Marci Wallace, in the program and is thankful to have her help in teaching the program to Sherry’s older children. Sherry is very passionate about helping children learn how to become better spellers and readers, so they can read God’s word for themselves. She is blessed to have been homeschooling more than a decade. She lives in Ridgeville with her husband, four boys, and a daughter. Sherry is happiest in a porch swing with a cup of coffee and an intriguing book.
Kelly Osorio is a native of Ladson. She and her husband, Oliver, are the parents of 5 wonderful kids: Abi, Leyni, Oliver, Jack and Maddie. Kelly has a BA in Spanish from Charleston Southern University, is bilingual, and has taught Spanish for 15 years to various ages and levels. Her husband is from El Salvador and together they serve faithfully at Iglesia Nueva Vida, a church with members from all over Latin America. At INV, Kelly is a Sunday School teacher. This year, Kelly teaches Middle School Spanish and High School Spanish.
Julie and her husband, Danny, have 5 kids and have been homeschooling for 11 years. Julie and her family have been in the LowCountry for almost 4 years and have been attending SHEEP classes for 2.5 years. She has taught a variety of classes over the years at various co-ops in Canada and 4 states where they have homeschooled. Julie enjoys teaching and learning new things with her students. They have fostered several children, adopted one and another in process of adoption. The family attends Freedom Church in Moncks Corner.
Rachel 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. Since graduating, Rachel has become an entrepreneur, bringing music education to the homeschool community. She accompanies all of her own ensembles and is herself an active performer in the Lowcountry, both as a pianist and a vocalist. Rachel’s primary instructional focuses are vocal health, quality performing, and enjoyment of singing. In addition to directing choral ensembles, Rachel also teaches private voice and piano lessons in her home studio. She is extremely passionate about music education, and seeks to enrich the lives of her students through quality teaching and attention to building Christian character.
Susan, although born in Pennsylvania, calls South Carolina her home. She has lived in Charleston for 13 years. Raised in Tennessee, she graduated from East Tennessee State University, then moved to Georgia and obtained a Masters Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University located at Fort Gordon. She worked until her daughter, Madison, came along and has been homeschooling ever since. She is currently busy at SHEEP as the accounts payable manager, updating policies and website, and is currently teaching two classes. Her family attends Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant. During her off time she loves to spend every moment with her wonderful husband and terrific daughter doing almost anything.
Bethany is a native of Charleston, SC and is currently a Senior at The College of Charleston, double majoring in Psychology and Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography. Bethany began her dance training at Metro North Dance where she trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet for 11 years and passed Cecchetti Exams 1-6. She started training at Robert Ivey Ballet Academy in the Vaganova method of ballet in 2013 and became a trainee with Robert Ivey’s Charleston City Ballet Company in 2014. She continues her ballet and modern dance training at Charleston City Ballet and at The College of Charleston. Along with ballet and modern, she has taken contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical. Bethany has studied to be a ballet teacher under the mentorship of Carroll Thompson, Michael Wise, and Olga Wise. She began assistant teaching at the age of 12 and teaching on her own at the age of 14 with MND. She began her current ballet teaching positions at SHEEP in 2013, at Robert Ivey Ballet in 2014, and at St. John Catholic School in 2016. After graduation, her plan is to continue teaching dance to students of all ages and become a dance therapist for people with disabilities. Her desire is to bring glory to God by sharing the gift of dance with others.
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 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 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 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!
Risherrah is a homeschooling mom to Scout, Elliott, Delaney, & Luke and has been home educating her children for 8 years. She is wife of 24 years to Bryan. Risherrah earned her Bachelors of Science from Charleston Southern University with a major in Psychology and a minor in History. She earned her Masters Degree in Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy from Capella University. Risherrah is a self-admitted British literature nerd, lover of classical music and art history, and speaks fluent Jane Austen quotes. Risherrah
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.
Marci is the wife to Stephen and mother of two boys. She is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a BS in Elementary Education. She taught in a public school for 7 years before she stopped to stay home and educate her own children. She has a passion for learning and teaching especially in the area of reading. Her oldest son has been apart of SHEEP since 1st grade and her youngest joined in last year.
Sarah graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After college she worked in the mechanical engineering field and got married before staying home with their two kids. Sarah enjoys trying to make learning practical and fun.