MEET THE TEACHERS

New Teacher Bios will be posted in July 2017












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.


Kim Andrews has been homeschooling her three children for the past four years. Their home school days have a strong focus on nature, music and art. Kim also works from home making wooden toys and selling books online through her business Learning Barefoot. She has been tutoring and teaching children since college and looks forward to now sharing her passions with other homeschooling families.
 

Elaine Bailey has been homeschooling their children, Caleb (11) and Ariel (9) for the last three years. She’s and honor graduate from Alamance Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Art and Advertising Design and a Certificate in Computer Graphics. She also holds a certificate in the Teachers Assistant Program, also from ACC. She has also worked for their family business and created some freelance designs and worked as a substitute teacher at Alamance Christian School prior to Homeschooling.
 

Sherri Chapman is the mother of seven children, three of whom are adopted. In 2007, She decided to go back to college to earn an Elementary Education Degree, with a minor in Spanish. After teaching for a year, she become a substitute teacher, and worked in Spanish immersion classes for the past four years. This year she began homeschooling her 6th grader and thoroughly enjoys it. She looks forward to teaching Spanish and Latin culture to the students at Archway.
 

Lynn Chavis is a wife, homechooler and mom to three children, ages 12, 10, and 4. She currently homeschools her son, the first middle-schooler and of course, introducing preschool-K4 instruction to our youngest little fire cracker. Her oldest daughter attends Rivermill Academy where she will be in the 5th grade. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from UNCP, and a Masters of Public Health in health education from UNCG. She is excited about her second year of homeschooling since she has her first homeschool year completed! She plans on homeschooling all three children from a Biblical worldview, eventually.
 

Holly Colvard is fairly new to Alamance County. She homeschools her three children, Aidan (12), Nina (9) and Dallas (4). She enjoys scrapbooking, music and learning new things with her children. Last year was her first at Archway and she and her family love it!
 

Karen DeSombre has been teaching at her school in Mebane, "Come Sew With Me" for almost two years. She teaches sewing with a variety of projects to teach various skills. She focuses on the safe use of sewing equipment and irons, and the importance of the items. She finds her students enjoy the projects and develop skills quickly.
 

Gina Duckett is mom to Jonathan (7), Ellie (6), and Christopher (3). She has taught in public school and is currently homeschooling. She has an undergraduate degree in sociology and psychology form UNC and a M.Ed. from UNCG in elementary grades curriculum and instruction. She loves reading (to herself and her children), gardening, and exploring with her family.
 

Deanna Gosnell has been a wife for almost 20 years and a mom for 19 years, and has homeschooled Caleb (19) Jackson (14) & Levi (5), for eight of those years.
She believes her kids are hers and her husband’s responsibility who have been granted by our Almighty Creator. She teaches a Biblical worldview as a basis for all that she does in life.
Deanna also enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, hiking, camping and laughing with friends and family. She is currently serving on the Archway Classes Board of Directors.
 

Molly Herard is the mom to two beautiful blessings, Emmie, 10-years-old, and James, 5-years-old. She has been homeschooling since Emmie was in preschool. She’s thankful to the Lord above to be able to spend time with her children! She’s a nurse and worked in a hospital setting for many years in neurosurgery and oncology and then ob/gyn, and now works part-time from home triaging calls for doctors’ offices. She has a passion for writing, and has taught her daughter and her friends from her home in years past. She has aspirations of writing a children’s book.
 

Sonya Jeffords has taught at Archway for two years. She is a local author and science enthusiast. She homeschools her two children, ages 6 and 8, and she loves to read and learn new skills. 
 

Emily Kindall is the mom of three children with a passion for reading and learning. As a student, she was active in drama and band, and loved studying American Sign Language and history. She went on to get her Bachelor's degree in History from BYU. Her favorite thing is to spend time with her husband and children: stargazing, playing games, cooking, gardening, watching documentaries, and going to the beach. New to Mebane, and to homeschooling, Emily is thrilled to have found a wonderful community and support in Welcome Homeschool Group and Archway, and looks forward to many more joyful years to come!
 

Deanna McClay is a graduate of Wilmington University with a degree in General Studies. She also has Associates of Arts degrees in both Biology and Journalism. An Air Force veteran, she served as a Public Affairs troop and was the editor of the Airlifter, a 28-page weekly newspaper.
Before her military service, she worked as a preschool teacher's assistant and was an aftercare program teacher, teaching various subjects.
Deanna has been homeschooling her two sons, Wade (11), and Liam (6) for five years and is also a Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant. In her off time, she enjoys travel with her family. She is currently serving on the Archway Classes Board of Directors.
 

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.
 

Courtney Powers taught traditional and digital art classes pre-k - adult for 13 years in both the private and public sectors. Although she loved the classroom, she was inspired to return to school in 2010 and pursue a Master's degree in Art Therapy. Courtney believes the art-making process can be fun, educational and therapeutic. She currently works with the Art Therapy Institute and provides art therapy services to variety of populations including students with special needs, ESL students, adults living with chronic mental illness and older adults living with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Courtney continues to lead summer programs throughout the Triad. She encourages communication, skill building, self-expression, sensory exploration and positive peer interactions in her approach to art-making.
 

Maddie Seevers is entering her final year of high school, but as most homeschoolers, she's completed most of her core courses. She's 18-years-old and the oldest of six children. She has much experience with children and hope to attend a university next year to pursue music education, with an emphasis on voice/piano. She loves children and loves to help them learn more about music and how to express themselves through music. Singing is a gift that she uses to honor the Lord.
 

Jessica Simmons has worked with child and adult learners in various subject manners and settings since 1996, beginning with a summer as a camp counselor, and then as an assistant preschool teacher and K12 charter school substitute, while completing her undergraduate work. Post-grad, she was a nursing practice preceptor at UNC, Duke and the Durham VA Medical Center, and an instructor in Basic Cardiac Life Support/BLS certification courses for healthcare professionals, and expectant parents. Most recently, she facilitated homeschool science, speech, and writing clubs for middle and high school students in Alamance County. She has been a homeschool mom since 2010, and enjoys staying physically active through strength and interval training, spin/indoor cycling, kickboxing, shooting sports, and yoga. In her free time, she volunteers for various government and private entities within the Alamance County community. A native of Michigan, she relocated to North Carolina in 2004, and lives in Mebane with her husband, two sons, and a beautiful Himalayan cat named Monet, with whom she is completely obsessed.
 

Kellie Stubblefield is in her seventh year teaching at Archway and homeschooling her two children, AJ (11) and Alexa (13). She earned her masters degree in Special Education at Texas Christian University and is a certified Montessori teacher and social worker.  She taught in public and private schools for more than 10 years. She is currently serving on the Archway Classes Board of Directors.  Kellie loves to travel with her family, play volleyball, Zumba and make her students laugh whenever possible.
 

Taylor Zak is a second-year teacher with Archway. She is married to David and together, they have three children, Ansley, (4) and twins, Easton and Grayson (2). Taylor is a Zumba instructor at Focus Fitness for Women, Zenitry Yoga Studio, and Gold's Gym. She is also a licensed Zumba Kids instructor and is AFAA certified. Taylor has her associates of arts degree and is currently pursuing her next degree. Taylor enjoys spending quality time with her close friends and family and loves to vacation.