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Instructors | Spring 2023 To Publications / Articles - Instructors | Spring 2023

Posted 11/8/22
PHS Leadership Team | News & Updates

Fridays, 6 January–5 May 2023 at Planet Homeschool

Tuesdays, 10 January–9 May 2023 online
Thursdays, 12 January–11 May 2023 online

16 weeks — no classes on Fri 17 Feb and Tue 21 Feb or on Fri 7 Apr and Tue 11 Apr

Dr. Tom AndersonDr. Tom Anderson

A Hamline University chemistry professor for over 15 years, woodworker, and long-time LEGO enthusiast, Dr. Tom Anderson brings a fascination with the natural world to help his students teach themselves how to learn and study.

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Ann AngleAnn Angle

Ann Angle has been homeschooling for the past 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing, cross-stitching, playing board games, and cosplaying. She’s very excited to teach at PHS!

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Maria BenfordMaria Benford

Minnesota Sword Play’s owner and main coach Maria Benford has been fencing for over 30 years. She is a rated fencer who has won many national competitions. Coach Maria is a member of the United States Fencing Association and has served as the President and Vice President of the U.S.F.A. Minnesota Division. She has taught and coached fencing to both men and women for more than 20 years during which time her students have often gained regional distinction.

Assistant Coach: Kailan Benford

  • Fencing for ages 10–10 years on Fridays at PHS for 1st Period (9:15 AM–10:45 AM)

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Sea BlakeSea Blake (Eclipse)

Sea Blake (Eclipse) has been a Youth Drone Sports Champtionships pilot since 2020. They won the overall Advanced YDSC Flying Fall ‘21 Sim Season and took first in the YDSC Individuals and second in YDSC Pairs with their Tiny Turbines teammate Squirkit at the YDSC Flying Fall ’21 Regional Championship at Target Field. They’ve been part of Planet Homeschool since Fall 2015 and they began homeschooling in 2006.

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Kimberly GuedesKimberly Guedes

Kimberly Guedes has been homeschooling for the last nine years. Kim lives on a hobby farm and enjoys caring for animals, making art, and working with children. She is looking forward to teaching at PHS!

  • Drawing for ages 10–19 years on Fridays at PHS for 3rd Period (12:30 PM–1:45 PM)

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Tim HereidTim Hereid

Tim Hereid is a licensed teacher, homeschool educator, private tutor, writer, and passionate learner who has worked with homeschoolers in Maine, New York, Wisconsin, and Minnesota over the past fifteen years. He grew up in south-central Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received his Master’s in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul. He is a passionate homeschool advocate, a proponent of project-based learning, and absolutely loves teaching and learning.

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Peter HohPeter Hoh

Peter Hoh grew up taking things apart and building forts in his backyard. He graduated college with a degree in English. As a 4th grade teacher in the early 1990s, Peter redesigned the science curriculum to make it hands-on and textbook free. He left classroom teaching to be a stay-at-home dad. For the past 20 years, he's been leading science and engineering programs in informal educational settings (museums, libraries, and after school). He's an active volunteer and occasional instructor at the Saint Paul Tool Library.

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Rebekah JorgensenRebekah Jorgensen

Rebekah Jorgensen is a homeschooling mom who has taught music, math, and German in some combination since 2006, both online and in the classroom. She loves learning new languages, travel, board and video games, and trying new things.

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Kathy OaksKathy Oaks

Kathy Oaks is a photographer, author, and educator who is passionate about travel and learning. She has a degree in Psychology from Rice University, teaches photography and public speaking to homeschool students, and is currently the Communications Director and Member Liaison at Planet Homeschool. She's written several books on homeschooling, which can be found at

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Aurora PassAurora Pass (ShyDragon)

Aurora Pass (ShyDragon) is a PHS graduate and has been a YDSC/CDSC pilot since 2019. She is the Team Captain of the Tiny Turbines Micro Aviators Club.

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Theresa Redfern-HallTheresa Redfern-Hall

Theresa Redfern-Hall graduated from a women’s liberal arts college. She has a Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies and has spent time working on an MA in Library and Information Science at the College of St. Catherine. Over the years, Theresa has worked as a legal assistant in a law office, an advocate for battered women, a court reporter and bailiff for county court judges, and a volunteer coordinator for a women’s shelter.

Theresa has taught at Planet Homeschool since 2008. She loves working with the students and helping them make connections between their lives and history. Since not every student learns in the same way, her goal is to present information in a variety of forms and mediums that appeal to all types of learners. She has even been accused of making history “fun.” Currently, she is involved in freelance work, teaching classes for homeschoolers, learning to weave, genealogy, and gardening. Theresa and her spouse live in South Minneapolis with their three children ages 20-24, a Newfoundland, a Cavalier, and a cat. She loves learning and teaching about history and loves to buy lots of history books. Her motto for life and learning is “Question everything.” Find out more about her classes at her website

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Nic RosenauNic Rosenau

Nic Rosenau enjoys herding cats, getting ducks in a row, event organizing, and other futile attempts to establish a semblance of cooperative order in our chaotic world. She loves learning new things and waxing philosophical. Her family has been part of Planet Homeschool since Fall 2015 and she began homeschooling in 2006.

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Angie SzymanAngie Szyman

Angie Szyman has been a private piano instructor professionally for 12 years. In that time, she has taught all ages the gift of music at the piano, from four year olds to forty years olds and every level in between. She holds a Bachelors degree in piano performance with a pedagogy certificate from UW-River Falls. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and son, where she teaches piano from their home and plays piano actively for their church and other special events.

  • Piano Lessons for ages 10–19 years online — the day and time is arranged between the individual student and the instructor

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