Teachers and Staff

Staff

Beverly Clark, Director

Beverly Clark
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Classroom teaching experience since 1985; instructor at CEC since its inception in 2001; teaching experience in the home school community since 1996; experience as a facilitator at Indiana Wesleyan University since the inception of the Louisville Campus in 2001; experience home schooling my children since 2006. B.A., History, Asbury, Magnum Cum Laude; M.A.T., English, University of Louisville, with minor in Political Science. Who’s Who among American High School Teachers 2000 and 2005; Who’s Who among American Executives and Professionals. Director of CEC since its founding in 2001. | TOP

Jennifer Stout, IT Assistant

Jennifer Stout
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Homeschooling, 2002-current. Worked in business accounting and data entry and served as labor manager since 1993. Degree from Murray State University. CEC staff since fall 2009. | TOP

Marcia Littlefield, CEC Assistant

Marcia Littlefield
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Homeschooling, 2001-current; CEC staff since January 2008; "Whatever you do, in word or deed, do it as unto the Lord" - Colossians 3:23 | TOP

Lori Hertrick, Administrative Assistant

Lori Hertirck
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Homeschooling, 2011-current; CEC staff since August 2013; B.A. Family/Consumer Studies, Kent State University, 1989. | TOP

Vanessa Key, Study Hall Monitor

Vanessa Key
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With CEC since August 2013; B.A. Business Administration, University of Louisville, 1982. Experience in business fields of auditing, budgeting, fiscal management. | TOP

Melissa Perkins, Assistant Treasurer

Melissa Perkins
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Starting homeschooling, Fall  2014; B.A. History, University Cincinnati, 1997. Worked as a bookkeeper or account manager since 1991; CEC staff since fall 2013. | TOP

Teachers

John Abel

John Abel
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Homeschooling since 1994; BS, Psychology-Virginia Tech 1986; MDiv, Pastoral Counseling-Southern Seminary 1991. Teaching at CEC since 2003. | TOP

Deena Beard

Deena Beard
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Trains students to enhance their academic performance and confidence by becoming more efficient thinkers and independent learners. Teaching since 1989; homeschooling since 1996; educational consultant/cognitive trainer since 1998. B.S. Psychology - Murray State University; M.Ed. U of L. NILD certified; trainer/mediator Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment; Teaching at CEC since 2009. | TOP

Janice Cook

Janice Cook
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Classroom teacher since 1982; homeschool teacher since 1994; homeschool cooperative teacher since 2007. B.S., Elementary Education, Taylor University. Teaching at CEC since 2011. | TOP

Susan Essa

Susan Essa
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Homeschooler since 1998; have taught Latin, Literature and Composition, Shakespeare, and Creative Writing in a classroom setting since 2003. B.A. in English from the University of Louisville, magna 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 fall 2010. | TOP

Brenda Garrett

Brenda Garrett
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Teaching experience since 1992 includes Basic Biology and Labs, Intermediate Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II for Jefferson Community College and Spalding University. Graduated with a B.S. in Zoology and M.S. in Biology from the University of Louisville; member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Dean’s list, and nominated for Lebre Medal. Teaching at CEC since fall 2010. | TOP

Sandy Goodlett

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

Linda Jones

Linda Jones
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Classroom teaching since 1979; homeschool teacher from 1989-2006. BS, Western Kentucky University; M.Ed., University of Louisville. Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006. Teaching at CEC since 2001. | TOP

Rachael Keefe

Rachael Keefe
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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, piano, trumpet, recorder, and music theory. Directed various choirs of all ages including traveling youth choir between ‘89-2013. Over 30 years of professional music experience as a performer, recording vocalist, song writer/arranger. Former IGMA “Soloist of the Year” and “Favorite Female Vocalist of the Year”. Member, American Choral Directors Association. | TOP

Lisa Lloyd

Lisa Lloyd
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BS in Education (cum laude) from Spalding University; 13 years classroom teaching experience. Taught computers at the corporate level. Software consultant for 14 years; 15 years of home schooling experience. First year teaching at CEC. | TOP

Teachers continued

Debra McFerran

Debra McFerran
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Classroom teacher 1982-2011 for grades 5-12; homeschool teacher 1999-present. A.A., B.A., M.A.T. from University of Louisville in English and Humanities; Private piano teacher for 36 years. Have 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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Teaching in a classroom setting since 1993; homeschooling since 2001; B.S. in secondary education for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Earth/Space Science from I.U. 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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Home schooling since 2008; Bachelor of Science in Economics/English Minor, Virginia Tech (1985); Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law (1988); current student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing Master of Divinity; 23 years as a practicing attorney in Virginia, currently working at a local law firm in Louisville; currently teaching on-line courses through Regent Law School in Virginia Beach, Va.; teaching at CEC since 2014. | TOP

Jonathan Pennington

Jonathan Pennington
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Work experience includes Assistant 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; editor and proofreader, Zondervan Publishing House and Cambridge University Press. Homeschooling since 2000; Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Masters Divinity-summa cum laude, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.A. in History, magna cum laude, N. Illinois University. Teaching at CEC since fall 2009. | TOP

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter
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Classroom teacher since 1993. CEC instructor since 2005. B.A. from Samford University; Post-Bach Ed from University of Louisville. Indiana secondary teaching license (social studies, math). | TOP

Sandy Shepard

Sandy Shepard"
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Homeschooler since 1995; B.A. 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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Teaching in classroom setting since 2002. B.A. in History from Humbolt State University and an M.A.T.S. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Currently completing coursework for a doctorate in Philosophy and Apologetics with Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, Newburg, Ind.; Teaching at CEC since 2006. | TOP

Kathy Siegfriedt-Wilson

Kathy Siegfriedt-Wilson
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Homeschooled children in English while on mission field in Italy; B.A. in French and Italian from Colorado College and M.A. in Campus Ministry from Denver Seminary. Teaching Italian at CEC since 2006. | TOP

Bill Speicher

Bill Speicher
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Six years experience as advanced science teacher for A.P. Chemistry and A.P. Physics at Cornerstone Christian Academy, Shelbyville, Ky.; significant experience with home-schooled students; 28 years experience as a senior technical manager for a Fortune 10 company. B.S. Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1968. Teaching at CEC since fall 2011. | TOP

Rachel Swann

Rachel Swann
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BA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Union University. Lived in southern China for two years working with university students as an English tutor and Chinese language student. First year teaching at CEC. | TOP

Katy Tappmeyer

Katy Tappmeyer
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Five years of Christian school teaching, seven years math and science tutoring, four years writing/integrating/developing science curriculum. M.A. Education from University of St. Mary’s, B.S. Geology from University of Missouri, minor in Spanish, graduate of Southern Seminary Wives’ Institute. Teaching at CEC since 2008. | TOP

Micah Tufts

Micah Tufts
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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. First year teaching at CEC. | TOP

Cathy Wills

Cathy Wills
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Over 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom and as a home school mom of four. Classroom teacher 1989-1992; homeschooler since 1997; CEC parent since 2004. B.S. mathematics, Duke University 1988; Masters in Teaching, UNC-Chapel Hill 1989. Teaching at CEC since 2015. | TOP

Mike Wisley

Mike Wisley
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Assistant Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, since 2008; adjunct faculty member, Indiana Wesleyan University, since 2006; adjunct faculty member, Strayer University, since 2006. Home schooling experience 1985. Masters in Business Administration, Indiana University, with a major in Accounting; Bachelors of Arts, Franklin College as a Business major. Teaching at CEC since 2013. | TOP

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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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