Winter 2019

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.

Kimberly Boggs moved to Snow Camp, NC, 4 years ago where she has been homeschooling her daughter Kira since the move. The Boggs family live on a small farm where they raise chickens and goats for eggs and milk. They are proud members of the Community Garden at the Concord Methodist Church where Kimberly is a board member and teaches weekly craft classes. Also, she works for Education First (EF), which is a program for international students to study abroad in high schools during an exchange year, and hosts one herself annually. Her hobbies are reading, camping, and making trips to the mountains and to the beach.

Leslie Cain is a stay at home mom and photographer raising her 4 children Blake (18), Gabby (15), twins Tatum & Wyatt (9) and her two step-children Cody (12) and Hannah (10). She and her husband married in 2014 and brought together a beautiful family. Leslie has a soft spot for blended families and enjoys ministering and disciplining Mom's in those families. She has been homeschooling since 2015 as well as leading Hannah's Girl Scout troop since 2014. She and her husband have volunteered in the community coaching t-ball and baseball since 2015. She enjoys reading, decorating, gardening, and watching her favorite ball players play the games they love!

Latoya Castro is a stay at home mom, that homeschools three out of five daughters. She has experience working and running a daycare. She has her early childhood credentials, a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems, and a Masters' in Business and Marketing Education. She taught middle and high school grades for fifteen years. She loves working with students and watching them learn.

Lynn Chavis  is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ.  She is a NC native, happily married to Jason, mother of three, and a homeschool educator.  This is her 4th year homeschooling her son and daughter, both teenagers. She covets your prayers.  Lynn’s youngest daughter is an elementary student at River Mill Academy. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNC-Pembroke and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education from UNC-Greensboro.  She embarked on the Christian home school journey at the middle school level simply because it was the right time for her family. She is enjoying teaching her children from a Biblical point of view. Lynn has taught at Archway in the past and currently teaches in another middle-high school co-op on Tuesday.  She returns to Archway this year with enthusiasm for offering continual support of her local homeschool community and co-ops. She believes that helping children learn and develop socially, spiritually, safely, and independently in a friendly, academic, and enrichment focused environment makes homeschooling an easier transition for many families.  

Mergan Cox is a stay at home mom raising her three kids Blaire (6), Miller (4) and Reece (2). She is in her second year of homeschooling.  Originally from Iowa, she met her husband while both were active duty military stationed in San Diego. She enjoys reading her Bible, camping, cooking and spending time with her family.

Erin Crittenton  is a stay-at-home mom who has been homeschooling her daughter for three years.  She loves animals and enjoys taking care of the farm with her family.  Erin has a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from UNC.

Vanessa Emerson is the mother of two kids, Ben (13) and Lily (9). Wife of Adrian. 10 years ago, she relocated to North Carolina from Michigan. Vanessa has been homeschooling her children for 5 years. Her family lives in Browns summit on 5 acres with dogs, chickens and a turtle! They have had goats in the past and enjoy growing their own food and cooking from scratch. She also runs a small soap business from her home.

Sandi Green has been fortunate to homeschool her two girls for the past 7 years. During that journey, she has also maintained a business as a Kinesiologist where she helped individuals from ages 6-86 to move better, feel better, and perform better. She has also led a running club for youth where she was teaching them about the importance of good movement and avoiding injury. As a business owner, Sandi has discovered the importance for youth to learn to speak well publicly both in interview experiences and on the job.

Kelly Hayes holds a bachelor's degree from Elon University in Exercise and Sports Science. She works part time at Alamance Regional Medical Center as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with cardiac and pulmonary patients. She has also been a homeschool mom for the past 7 years, teaching her 4 children ages 11,9,7, and 3. She enjoys teaching both her patients and her children because she sees the difference it can make in people's lives. While most of her past education experience is in the science fields, she has more recently enjoyed the creative and artistic side of education while teaching her own children and would like to share that with others.

Emily Kindall began homeschooling 3 years ago and has taught at Archway for the last 2 years. Her favorite things are reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with her wonderful husband and 3 awesome children. In her spare time, she can be found watching documentaries and dreaming of the beach. She received her Bachelor's degree in History but also loves music, art, and science.

Brandy Loy is a stay at home mom and has been homeschooling her daughter Taryn (7) for two years. She and her husband were married in 2008. She has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and a certificate in Substitute Teaching. She enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, going to church activities, camping, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Marshall has homeschooled her 2 daughters for the past 4 years. She was previously a kindergarten and pre-school teacher. Presently, she works from home as an online ESL teacher. She strives to live a life closer to God through homesteading and natural practices. Homesteading, sewing, being out in nature, music, and herbology are a few of her passions.

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.

Angie North   has 10 years experience in leading over 300 women into being entrepreneurs . She knows how to encourage and inspire women to be more than they have ever thought they could be, know just how special they are, and the difference they can make in the world!  She is also an Ambassador for the Mary Kay foundation that works to support women with breast cancer and survivors of domestic violence.  

Stephanie Rich is currently a student of Liberty University online completing a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry. She is a seven year home school teacher of 2 children and home school co-op teacher and assistant teacher for five years. Stephanie is the co-founder of Bright Circle Enterprises, a media production company focused on children's education.  She is also Creative Director for Silly School Songs, an online music channel focused on teaching educational concepts.

Larryn Thompson is currently a stay at home mom with her three children Mary Ellis, Sam, and Griffin. She graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and worked for John Deere and a small
implement manufacturer for 6 years before becoming a domestic engineer. She moved to NC two years ago with her husband Isaac who grew up in Snow Camp. She and her family are active at NCFC and she enjoys doing all
sorts of stuff like DIY projects, exercising, baking bread, traveling, and reading.