Our Teachers    


Mary Carroll MEd.

Owner & High School Math Teacher

I teach the high school math classes as well as own and manage His Vessel Academy.  We strive to bring God into our classroom for every subject.


I have always loved teaching and sharing God with my students.  I homeschooled my children for 8+ years.  While I homeschooled my children, I pursued a degree in engineering. After my children graduated, I continued my education to become a math teacher.  I was an online teacher for 6 years with Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.  I have a four-year degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Miami University, and a master's in education from Xavier University.  I earned a blended online learning certificate from the University of Cincinnati. I have a current teaching certificate in the state of Ohio for 7-12 math.

On a personal note, I have been married for 30+ years. My oldest son, Mark, is married to Wenting and has a beautiful boy named Andrew.  My younger two children, Christopher and Rachael (twins), are married.  My daughter has two children: Hayley and Jaxson.  It is fun to be a grandma!!

I love to travel when I get the chance and have traveled to China, Guatemala, Brazil, and all over the U.S.A.

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Judy Ebbing MEd.

6th Grade & Pre-Algebra Teacher

I teach pre-algebra and 6th grade. As a retired professional educator, I am a Master Teacher from Xavier University, and I am National Board Certified Teacher. I have 25+ years as a teacher leader in the Classroom (Math & Science), a STEM Lab Teacher and Coordinator, and I have written curriculum at the district level in math and science.  My most rewarding teaching experience comes from teaching math and science to hundreds of students: gifted, average, and struggling students. I truly enjoy working with children at their individual levels and assisting parents in homeschool settings.

Personally, I am grounded in my faith in Jesus Christ.  I am in my 42nd year of marriage, a mother of two children and a grandmother of five. Three of my grandchildren are homeschooled.  Currently, I am busy assisting my daughter in homeschooling her three children. I am a leader in our Women’s Community within my church, and I am the writing and developing curriculum for “His Vessel Academy.”  His Vessel Academy is a Christian math program for homeschoolers that incorporates the mathematics found in the Word of God.   The curriculum is developed within a problem-based framework, focusing on rich problem solving embedded in Biblical lessons.

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Joann Johnson

IEW Certified Writing Instructor

Joann received a B.S.N. from Widener University and a Master’s in Education from St. Joseph’s University.  After working in the nursing field for many years, Joann began to homeschool her nine children in 1997.  Her family resides in southeastern Pennsylvania where they raise dairy goats, chickens, sheep, and are actively involved in 4H.

Over the years Joann has been the administrator for two different hybrid schools as well as a homeschool co-op. After discovering IEW®, she realized that the amazing Structure and Style® writing method works for students of any learning style, including those with learning differences. Using IEW's Structure and Style method, she has taught her own children, online classes, co-op classes, and tutored one-on-one.

Joann is very enthusiastic that every child can learn to write when given the proper tools and practice. Children may not all love to write but all of them can learn to do it adequately.

Online classes can be difficult for students to feel part of a class. Knowing this, Joann works to help her students feel connected in the classroom and part of a group. She encourages verbal participation and allows webcam use when possible for public speaking with parental permission.

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Laura Jones

IEW Certified Writing Instructor

I have been teaching IEW for over five years online and as well as in a co-op setting. 

I have been married for almost thirty years and have five wonderful children, three lovely daughters-in-love, and one precious grand-daughter.  Our family has homeschooled since 1999.  Three of our older children have successfully graduated from homeschooling and went on to have their own families.  The two younger children are still at home and working their way through our homeschool academy. 

I fell in love with IEW when I had the pleasure of attending a workshop that Andrew Pudewa, founder of IEW, held locally.  On the first day of the workshop, I knew that I wanted to teach and be a part of this amazing curriculum.  I have had the absolute privilege of watching students flourish using the Structure and Style method of IEW.  Teaching writing using the IEW method has been such a wonderful gift within the homeschool community. 


Mary Carroll 




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