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Instructors

Mrs. Cassandra Anderson

I began homeschooling my three children in 2020. We moved to Liberty in December 2020 and decided to continue to homeschool after we relocated. I’ve been married to my husband for 14 years. I love being a wife, mother, and homemaker. I also have a passion and talent for music. I play trumpet, saxophone, and flute. I have also played clarinet and French horn in high school. I sing in our church worship band and in Voices of Midwestern choir at MBTS. I love all genres of music but especially jazz, Christian, and classic hymns. I love how music can join us with generations past in worship! 

Mrs. Valerie Authier

Mrs. Authier (Val) started her home education journey in 2004 and has been amazed at how God can sanctify us through relational learning.  A student of both Ruth Beechick and Charlotte Mason methods and ideas, she is committed to filtering all ideas through the truth of Scripture and to seeing children as persons.  She favors good books and face-to-face discussion with people of all ages and areas of expertise.  She likes simple living, getting rid of extra stuff, and turning her paper calendar over to a clean month. She is blessed to be a wife and mother.

 

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. LAURA CARROLL

30yo, my husband and I were both homeschooled through all 12 grades. I enjoy crafts of all kinds but crochet is my favorite. I also love to read, cook, bake, can, and swim. I desire to homeschool my children so we can teach each subject at a pace suitable to each individual, learn hands-on many things I feel schools don't teach, and above all else openly teach and practice our faith in God in all things. 

Mrs. Kelli Harp

Hello, I'm Mrs. Harp. I'm Maggie (12) and Katie's (10) mom. We have been home schooling since Maggie was about 6. I don't consider myself a "teacher" so to speak but I love seeing our kids learn and grow! I am looking forward to leading these classes with our kids!

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

Lindsay Kinney and her husband of 21 years, Brandon, homeschool their children in the classical method.  Mrs. Kinney 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.

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. Tracy Shivley

Mrs. Tracy Shivley has been homeschooling since 2001 and loves to combine her love of food, art, and nature with school as much as possible (in fun ways of course).

Mrs. Shawna Sullivan

I am Shawna Sullivan. I am married to Jason and we have 8 children that range from infant to age 18. We have been homeschooling for 11 years  and started after my oldest had done pre-k-1st grade in public school. Prior to homeschooling I worked and attended college to completed an Associate of Arts degree at Maple Woods, followed by my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught kindergarten for one year before deciding to be a stay at home mother. In the future my goal is to finish training to become a doula and certified breastfeeding counselor. We enjoy attending co-op and look forward to another semester with old and new friends. 

Mrs. Whitney Supianoski

Whitney grew up and currently resides in the North Kansas City area. Her and her husband Kyle have 4 children and have been homeschooling for 3 years. Whitney has a passion for education and has worked previously in higher education as well as church youth programs. Whitney enjoys cooking, travelling and going on summertime adventures with her family. 

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. 

Mrs. Marsha Williams

My name is Marsha Williams. My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We have four kids; Alyssa is 11, Tyson is 8, Ryleigh is 5, and Dylan is 2. I have been homeschooling for 6 years. I also tutor online and work as a barista on the weekends. We have been a part of Eagles Wings for 5 years now.