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2020-2021 TEACH BOARD MEMBERS

Did you know that the Board of Directors is the Governing Authority over TEACH? This means they help to guide all of the units that make up our organization- co-ops, field trips, athletics, special events like formal and graduations, etc.

We hold an election each year to choose our new board members who will serve a two year term.  We want to make sure you know who your board members are! They are moms and dads in the organization just like everyone else and are happy to chat with you anytime. Their contact info is listed on the Contacts page.

Jilian & Adam Reece, President

Jilian and Adam are the mother and father to three boys- ages eight (Carter), five (Cole) and three (Cash) and a baby girl (Charlie) who is ten months old. 

Jilian has coordinated TEACH field trips for the last two years and co-coordinated kindergarten graduation for the past three years. The Reece family attends and Jilian teaches at both BLAST and TEACH Johnson City Co-ops. 

Jilian works full time as the Director of Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition, targeting youth prevention and cessation of binge drinking, substance abuse and tobacco use. She holds positions as the Vice Chair of the Carter County Community Advisory Board and is a member of the Imagination Library BOD, Carter County Health Council, Red Legacy Recovery BOD, BABE Breastfeeding Coalition BOD, Healthier TN Communities BOD and standing member of the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce.

Adam Reece is the Warehouse Manager of Summers Industrial Supply Company in Johnson City. He contributes greatly to the Reece family homeschool, consistently providing science and nature studies, among others. He is currently helping to coach the Power Rangers in T-ball through Elizabethton/Carter County Youth Baseball Association and the Dirtbags in coach pitch travel baseball through USSSA. In the past, he has also coached with the Elizabethton Soccer Association. 

Adam is an usher and Building and Grounds Board member at Calvary Baptist Church in Elizabethton where their family holds membership. Jilian serves on the church's nominating committee, leads 1st-2nd grade Sunday School and co-directs the church’s women’s ministry on Wednesday nights.

Rebecca Marr, Treasurer

Rebecca Marr is mom to three children - Jocelyn is in High School, McKenna in Middle School and Camden is finishing up Elementary. Her family is starting their 6th year homeschooling!

Rebecca is currently the TEACH Webmaster and this year she is assuming the position as Treasurer for all of TEACH. She’s behind the scenes updating your membership accounts, processing new members, sending out emails and preparing online registration for both co-ops. As treasurer for TEACH, she is the liaison between our organization and the government, maintaining the paperwork and filings for our non-profit status. She also oversees the budget for TEACH by communicating with the treasurers of Athletics, BLAST and JC co-op. Rebecca keeps the budget for the events and activities that fall under the main TEACH organization.

Rebecca and her children have been with TEACH for 4  years. They attend and Rebecca teaches at the TEACH JC co-op. Jocelyn and McKenna both cheer for the Guardian’s basketball teams. 

Rebecca has owned her own photography business, Rebecca Marr Photography, for 13 years and last year she began working as a Travel Agent for Treadway Travel Company. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Milligan College and taught 1st grade before having children. She loves to travel and camp with her kids and has a huge heart for her array of animals.

Matthew & Julie Wine

Matthew and Julie have been married 17 years and call each other best friend.  We have 5 children (ages 14, 12, 9, 7, 3) who are our greatest treasures. We began homeschooling when our oldest started Kindergarten.  We feel like the Lord led us to homeschool, and it has been an amazing journey.  We are so thankful for the opportunity to be together with our kids, learning at home.  We are also very grateful for TEACH and the Johnson City co-op, which has been such a blessing over the last 9 years. The friends we have made, the opportunity for fellowship with other homeschooling families, and unique and awesome classes taught by excellent parents have all been a source of encouragement to us.

We are involved in a prayer ministry in the Tri-Cities as our full-time calling and occupation, and we work side jobs to support our prayer habit.  Matthew works at a design store in Jonesborough, while Julie teaches online English classes in the early morning hours.  And, we really love connecting with Jesus through prayer and encouraging others to do the same!  We have 2 cats that drive us crazy and we really love cheesecake!

Jennifer Clark, Vice President



 Jennifer and her husband, Danny, have been married for 14 years and have 4 children.  Before having children, Jennifer worked in the public school system and then later as an adjunct professor.  

They have been a part of TEACH for 7 years.  Co-op has been a blessing to her family.  She and her family have found life-long friends and an amazing support group at co-op. She wants to serve the homeschool community through the TEACH board.  

Amy & Micah Crews


Sarah Melvin

Stacy and Sarah, along with their three boys, Jake (15), Holt (7), Graham (5), and daughter, Adeline (12), have been a part of the TEACH family for almost 5 years and enjoy being involved and serving in many parts of TEACH throughout the year. They also enjoy spending their time as a family hiking, camping, restoring a farmhouse built in 1918 (it will never be done), and keeping up their little farm of horses,chickens, and honeybees, while the dog and cat live a life of luxury!  

Sarah has a degree in Animal Science from NC State University, as well as her license as a Veterinary Technician, and worked in Large Animal medicine before becoming a mom.  Because of her background, she enjoys teaching math and science classes at the JC Co-Op  and is also the Health and Safety Coordinator for Co-Op. Stacy graduated from Virginia Tech and is a Physicians Assistant. He has worked at Appalachian Orthopedics in Johnson City for 11 years now. Along with Stacy's help, Sarah heads up Health and Safety for Athletics. She also coaches the Middle School Girls Basketball team.

Their family enjoys being a part of Crosspoint Church in Jonesborough where Stacy is an Elder and Sarah teaches the Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School class. Serving others through TEACH and Crosspoint Church is an important part of teaching their children to develop the hearts of servants for those they meet. The families they have met through TEACH have blessed them and truly become a part of their family!

Stan Ramsey

Stan Ramsey has worked for the City of Kingsport for the past 23 years. Prior to that, he served 7 years in the  U.S. Army. Currently he is a Driver/Dispatcher for KATS (Kingsport Area Transit).  Stan's daughter, Kaleigh, is a student at Teach and is currently in the 8th grade. Stan also works part time as a Sports Official and was just named as Umpire in Chief for East Tennessee USSSA baseball.  

Stan accepted Jesus as his savior as a teenager at Bancroft Bible Camp in Kingsport.  He later served at Bancroft as Junior Staff and as a Camp Counselor.  He currently goes to Airport Christian Church.

Stan and his daughter, Kaleigh, have been at Johnson City Co-op for the past 5 years.  Stan enjoys teaching Sports-related classes, American Government, Survival Skills, and will also be teaching Life Skills in the Spring semester.  He is currently an Alternate for the Teach Board of Directors.

Samantha Brown is Kaleigh's mother and is also a member of Johnson City Co-op. Although Stan and Samantha are no longer married, they remain good friends and have set the bar high at co-parenting.