Christian
Educational
Consortium
Since 2001

Faculty

Teachers

John Abel

John Abel
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Bio: Homeschooling since 1994. B.S. Psychology - Virginian Tech 1986. M.Div. Pastoral Counseling - Southern Seminary 1991. Teaching at CEC since 2003. | TOP

Beverly Clark

Beverly Clark
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Bio: Director, CEC since its founding in 2001. Classroom instructor since 1985. Home education since 1996. CEC instructor since its founding in 2001. Home educated my children from 2006 to 2018 (graduation). MAT English University of Louisville. BA History Asbury, magna cum laude. Beta Club/Honor Society sponsor. Rotary Interact Sponsor 2013 – current. Rotary District Interact Chair 2015 - current. ELS Rotary President Elect 2017-2018. | TOP

Janice Cook

Janice Cook
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Bio: Classroom teacher since 1982. Homeschool teacher from 1994. Homeschool cooperative teacher since 2007. BS, Elementary Education, Taylor University. Teaching at CEC since 2011. | TOP

Susan Essa

Susan Essa
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Bio: Homeschooled since 1998. Taught Latin, Literature and Composition, Shakespeare, and Creative Writing in a classroom setting since 2003. B.A. in English from the University of Louisville, cum laude, 1990. While no Latin minor was offered at the University of Louisville during course of study, completed every Latin course available and tutored college students in Latin at U of L. Teaching at CEC since 2010. | TOP

Brenda Garrett

Brenda Garrett
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Bio: Teaching experience includes Basic Biology and Labs, Intermediate Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II for Jefferson Community College and Spalding University. Graduated with a BS in Zoology and MS in Biology from the University of Louisville and member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dean’s list and nominated for Lebre Medal. Teaching at CEC since 2010. | TOP

Sandra Goodlett

Sandy Goodlett
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Bio: Teaching in a classroom setting since 1982. In the homeschooling community since 1994. BA, Major- Speech/Communications, Minor- Biology, Kentucky Wesleyan College; Masters work in English at University of Louisville. Who’s Who among American High School Teachers. Teaching at CEC since 2004. | TOP

Rachael Keefe

Rachael Keefe
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Bio: Classroom teaching experience since 2006. Homeschooling since 2004. B.S. in Music and Vocal Performance from Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tenn. Music teaching experience includes choir, voice, various instruments, and music theory. Directed various choirs of all ages including traveling youth choir between 1989-2013. Over 30 years of professional music experience as a performer, recording vocalist, song writer/arranger. Member, American Choral Directors Association. Teaching at CEC since 2016. | TOP

Lisa Lloyd

Lisa Lloyd
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Bio: BS in Education (cum laude) from Spalding University. Fourteen years classroom teaching experience. Taught computers at the corporate level. Software consultant for 15 years. Sixteen years of home schooling experience. Certified to teach Computer Science through Code.org. Teaching at CEC since 2017. | TOP

Christine McCloy

Christine McCloy
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Bio: B.A. Spanish & International Affairs with concentration in Central and South America, James Madison University. M.Ed. George Mason University. Studied a semester abroad at University of Salamanca, Spain. Homeschooler since 2000. Taught Spanish 1, 2, 3 in public school. Teaching Homeschoolers since 2002: Conversational Spanish, Spanish 1, 2, 3 & 4, History, Speech and Logic. Teaching at CEC since 2018. | TOP

Debra McFerran

Debra McFerran
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Bio: Classroom teacher 1982-2011 (grades 5-12). Homeschool teacher 1999-present. AA, BA, MAT from University of Louisville in English and Humanities. Private piano teacher for 40 years. Taught acting workshops and co-directed with Suzuki Institute, Stage One Children’s Theatre of Kentucky and Walden Theatre. Teaching at CEC since 2012. | TOP

Tina Mitchell

Tina Mitchell
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Bio: Teaching in a classroom setting since 1993. Homeschooling since 2001. BS in secondary education (Chemistry, Mathematics, and Earth/Space Science) from IU Southeast with highest distinction. Chancellor's Lists for Highest Academic Achievement, Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship, Secondary Education Scholarship, Alpha Chi Honor Society. Teaching at CEC since 2007. | TOP

Gus Nelson

Gus Nelson
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Bio: Bachelor of Science in Economics/English Minor, Virginia Tech. Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law (1988). Current student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing Master of Divinity. Practicing attorney in Virginia for 23 years. Six years teaching a course in Negotiations at Regent University Law School in Virginia Beach, Va. Teaching at CEC since 2014. | TOP

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Jonathan Pennington

Jonathan Pennington
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Bio: Homeschooling since 2000. Professor of New Testament Interpretation - Southern Baptist Seminary. Lecturer in New Testament - St. Mary’s College and University of St. Andrews. New Testament Teaching Fellow - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Published over 25 academic books and articles. Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Masters Divinity-summa cum laude-Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. BA in History, magna cum laude, N. Illinois University. Teaching at CEC since 2009. | TOP

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter
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Bio: Classroom teacher since 1993; Homeschooling since 2002. Coach: Kentucky Elementary State Chess Team Champions 2003, 2005, Indiana State Chess Campion, 2015. BA from Samford University and a Post-Bach Ed from University of Louisville. Teaching at CEC since 2005. | TOP

Sandy Shepard

Sandy Shepard
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Bio: Homeschooler since 1995. BA Biology—College of Charleston, 1985; B.S. Physical Therapy Medical University of South Carolina, 1987. Teaching at CEC since 2011. | TOP

Greg Siegfriedt-Wilson

Greg Siegfriedt-Wilson
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Bio: Teaching in classroom setting since 2002. BA in History from Humbolt State University and an MAT from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Teaching at CEC since 2006. | TOP

Bill Speicher

Bill Speicher
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Bio: B.S. Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1968. Six years experience as advanced science teacher (A.P. Chemistry, A.P. Physics) at Cornerstone Christian Academy, Shelbyville, Ky. Twenty-eight years experience as a senior technical manager for a Fortune 10 company. CEC Athletic Director. Teaching at CEC since 2011. | TOP

E. Coye Still

Coye Still
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Bio: Currently pursuing PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. BA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Teaching at CEC since 2018. | TOP

Katy Tappmeyer

Katy Tappmeyer
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Bio: Five years of Christian school teaching, seven years math and science tutoring, four years writing/integrating/developing science curriculum. Currently enrolled in Southern Seminary Wives' Institute. MA Education from University of St Mary, BS Geology from University of Missouri, minor in Spanish. Teaching at CEC since 2008. | TOP

Micah Tufts

Micah Tufts
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Bio: Raised in a bi-lingual missionary home in Costa Rica. BS in Missiology from Boyce College. Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary. Previous teaching experience in a Christian school. Seven years as a youth pastor. Currently serving as Community Pastor. Teaching at CEC since 2017. | TOP

Siran Wang

Siran Wang
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Bio: Master of Divinity: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bachelor of Arts: English Education from Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, Merit Scholarship recipient. Head Teacher of English Dept., Yuxin School, Beijing, China. Teaching at CEC since 2018. | TOP

Glenda Weiner

Glenda Weiner
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MS in Education: Indiana University Southeast. NILD certified, Mediator for Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment. BS in Music Education: Indiana State University. Teaching since 1982. Homeschooling since 2008. Teaching at CEC since 2018. | TOP

Cathy Wills

Cathy Wills
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Bio: Taught high school mathematics at The Lovett School in Atlanta 1989-1992. Homeschooling since 1997. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Duke University, 1988. Masters of Arts in Teaching, University of North Carolina, 1989. Teaching at CEC since fall 2015. | TOP

Mike Wisley

Mike Wisley
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Bio: Home schooling since 1986, Franklin College Business Graduate, MBA, Accounting, Indiana University, Former Adjunct Professor, Strayer University, Former Assistant Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, Teaching at CEC since 2013. | TOP

Our Mission

CEC is established to support families who value Christian character and collegiate style academics for youth, in order to prepare them to glorify God through their lives.

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Our Vision

Christian Educational Consortium
CHRISTIAN

Our aim is to glorify God as we minister through teaching and preparing students to be God’s ambassadors in the world.

EDUCATIONAL

Our goal is to provide a blended education of the traditional classroom with home education for traditional home schooled students and those who are beginning their home education experience.

CONSORTIUM

Our group is a committed association of teachers who have joined together for their mutual benefit and enjoyment of the teaching process.

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