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Mrs. Laura Bishop

Mrs. Bishop is a homeschool graduate herself and has been homeschooling her children since 2005. She and her husband got married in 1999 and have six children.

Mrs. Emilie Eppler

Mrs. Eppler received her B.S.B.A in management/marketing in 1997 from Union University in Jackson, TN. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 24 years, and they have been on a crazy adventure ever since. God has blessed them with 3 kids that she has been fortunate enough to homeschool for 12 years. Being a former military spouse, she has now homeschooled in 4 states. One of her favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6.

Mrs. Rachel Hamby

Mrs. Hamby started homeschooling in 2016 and wishes she would have started sooner!  Proudly, she graduated from MIZZOU with a BS in Business Administration, a BA in International Relations, and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  Having been married since 2001, the Hambys have been blessed with 3 wonderful children.  In her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, biking, and scrapbooking to maintain her sanity and balance.  

Mrs. Kelli Harp

I am Kelli Harp. I have been homeschooling Maggie (12) and Katie (10) for close to 5 years now. I'd say we mostly "unschool" with a combination of the A.C.E PACES. The girls and I have recently taken up aquariums together and enjoy visiting pet stores and adding to our tanks.


Mrs. Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson received her bachelor’s from Northwest Missouri State in Elementary Education and her master’s from Central Missouri State in educational technology. She taught elementary school but has been a stay at home and a private tutor for the last 9 years.  Emily, her husband, and their two daughters are proud homesteaders gardening and raising quail and rabbit, with a goal of using what God provides to bless their neighbors and those in the community in need.

Mr. Brandon Kinney

Mr. Kinney is an attorney in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. He is licensed to practice law in
Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky and Washington DC. He received his Juris Doctor from Creighton
University and his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from the University of Nebraska
at Omaha. Brandon has received a Diplome Elementaire de la Langue Française – Part I et II (2002)
Earned in connection with the French Consulate and administered by University of Nebraska at Omaha;
and Zertificat Deutsch (2002) Earned through the Goethe Institut.

Mrs. Lindsay Kinney

Mrs. Kinney and her husband of 19 years homeschool their children in the classical method. She has a BS in psychology and BA in biblical studies from Grace University in Omaha. Lindsay is an avid reader of commentaries, cookbooks, cultural histories, and the news. She is a fan of the Oxford comma.

Ms. Paula Merson

Ms. Merson is a homeschool graduate, and also earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Phoenix. She has one daughter, Navina, and is enjoying homeschooling her. Ms. Merson enjoys reading, road trips, and outdoor adventures. 

Mrs. Dana Polo

Dana Polo met her husband in the Southwest Baptist University Music Department. They have been married for 23 years and have five children who have been schooled every which way: public, private, and at home. She enjoys serving her church in the women's and music ministry, cooking, gardening, experimenting with plant propagation, reading the news, and playing logic and word games. She never thought she would be a home schooling mom, but she's glad she is.

Mrs. Michele Wallace

Mrs. Wallace is a college graduate from UCLA with a degree in Economics. I have been homeschooling for 10 years. I started teaching at a co-op in 2012 and continued until I joined co-op leadership in 2017. I was the teacher Cordinator for one year and had to step down because I had cancer and 2 foster children. I started teaching again in 2019 until Covid shut us down. I love teaching. My favorite subjects to teach are science and history. I am a strong Christian who desires most of all that children know that God is at the center of all that we learn and do with our lives.