Our Teachers    

Mary Carroll MEd.

Owner & High School Math Teacher

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Mary has always loved teaching and sharing God with her students.  While she homeschooled her children for over eight years, she also pursued a degree from Miami University where she earned a degree in electro-mechanical engineering.  After her children graduated, she loved teaching so much that she continued her education to become a math teacher and subsequently earned a master's in education from Xavier University.  She taught online for six years with Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.  She earned a blended online learning certificate from the University of Cincinnati. She holds a current teaching certificate in the state of Ohio for 7-12 math.

 

Mary has been married for over thirty years. Mark, her oldest son, and his wife Wenting have a beautiful son named Andrew.  Her youngest children, twins Christopher and Rachael, are also married. Rachel has blessed her with two grandchildren, Hayley and Jaxson.  Mary enjoys being a grandma! She also loves to travel when she has the opportunity and has traveled to China, Guatemala, Brazil, and all over the U.S.A.

 

Mary teaches the high school math classes as well as owning and managing His Vessel Academy which strives to bring God into every classroom for every subject.

Nancy Baird, PhD.

Elementary School Math Teacher

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Nancy’s firsthand knowledge of math gives her a special perspective to entice students into understanding the importance of learning the subject and applying it to real life situations.  Nancy received her pharmacy doctorate from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.  As a pharmacy major, Nancy mastered numerous math courses including Statistics, Algebra, and Geometry. She understands the practicality that math serves in everyday life.  Nancy works part-time at a local pharmacy specializing in compounding medications from raw powders.  

Nancy is a mom of seven that began homeschooling in 2009. She believes that it is important to face challenging subjects and work at them until they are enjoyable.  This is especially true of math since it is used in our everyday lives.  She has enjoyed teaching and tutoring math.  In addition to her love for math, Nancy is an accomplished pianist and enjoys baking as well as sewing.  

Nancy teaches third through fifth grade math. 

Judy Ebbing MEd.

6th Grade & Pre-Algebra Teacher

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As a retired professional educator, Judy is a Master Teacher from Xavier University as well as a National Board Certified Teacher. She has over twenty-five years as a lead teacher in math and science classrooms, a STEM Lab Teacher, and a Coordinator, and she has written curriculum at the district level in math and science.  Her most rewarding teaching experience stems from teaching math and science to hundreds of students: gifted, average, and struggling. She truly enjoys working with children at their individual levels and assisting parents in homeschool settings.

 

Judy has been married for over forty-two years and is a mother of two children and a grandmother of five.  Currently, she assists her daughter in homeschooling her three children. Personally grounded in her faith in Jesus Christ, she is a leader in her women’s church community. She is actively engaged in writing and developing curriculum for His Vessel Academy which has a problem-based framework that focuses on rich problem solving that is embedded in Biblical lessons.

 

Judy teaches pre-algebra and pre-pre-algebra (6th/7th) grade

Joann Johnson, BSN, MS

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.

Laura Jones

IEW Certified Writing Instructor

Laura has been teaching IEW for over five years online as well as in a co-op setting. Homeschooling her five children since 1999, Laura fell in love with IEW when she had the pleasure of attending a workshop that Andrew Pudewa, founder of IEW, held locally.  On the first day of the workshop, she knew that she wanted to teach and be a part of this amazing curriculum. She enjoys the privilege of watching students flourish using the Structure and Style method of IEW and believes that it is a wonderful gift for the homeschool community. Laura understands the difficulty that online classes pose for students and works hard to engage her students so they feel a part of her classroom. 

 

Laura has been married for nearly thirty years and in addition to her five wonderful children, she has three lovely daughters-in-love and one precious granddaughter.  Three of her older children have successfully graduated from homeschooling while the two younger children continue in their homeschool academy.