Mr. Byrd serves as the fifth and sixth grade teacher, and also teaches Music, Choir, and Omnibus II. He is serving in his second year at SCCA. He is a Magna Cum Laude of the College of New Jersey, with a B.A. in English and a minor in Music. While earning his BA degree, he was the publisher for Pen & Palette, a student arts and literary magazine. Some of his history work on the Great Awakening has been published in the Journal of Reformation and Revival. With six years of teaching experience in classical Christian education with students of all ages, he has taught several classes on the Literature of Western Civilization, Grammar and Composition, and elementary and high school music. He has over six years of choral conducting experience with Tehilim, a choir which he founded in Brooklyn, New York. He has produced and published music with this choir and The Westminster School Choir of Bellmawr, New Jersey. In college, he was part of the “Select” choir for The College of New Jersey, whose works have been published. His music background includes a period of study under James Jordan, an internationally acclaimed conductor and teacher at the Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, NJ.
Janice Campbell homeschooled her four sons from kindergarten into college, and has been writing and speaking on homeschooling and literary topics since the 1980's. She graduated cum laude from Mary Baldwin College with a B.A. in English and is a lifelong student of literature and writing. In addition to Excellence in Literature, a five-year classics-based, collge-prep English curriculum for homeschoolers, Janice is the author of Transcripts Made Easy: Your Friendly Guide to High School Paperwork, Get a Jump Start on College! A Practical Guide for Teens, and Evaluate Writing the Easy Way. Her website, www.Everyday-Education.com, offers information, resources, inspiration, and a free e-newsletter.
Ellen R. Doman is currently the Director of Education for the National Association for Child Development. She holds a Masters Degree in Education with a specialty in curriculum and development. She is a trained Behavior Specialist and Neurodevelopmentalist. She has worked as a Behavioral Specialist for the Department of Mental Health. She has directed three different schools for students with a variety of disabilities. She has directed community living arrangements for disabled adults. She is the former director of United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia’s suburban children’s programs. She was the director of Children’s Treatment Centers in North Carolina which provided intensive treatment for children with severe behavioral, attention, and emotional problems. She has worked with children and adults with neurological, behavioral and emotional problems for over forty years.
Bill and his wife Sharon have been married for 26 years and have homeschooled their five children. Bill accepted Christ as Savior in 1980 while in the Navy deployed on the USS Eisenhower. Bill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and the US Naval War College and is a retired Naval Aviator. He is now the director of Cyber Space Operations and the Command and Control Group at the US Army War College. Bill and his sons have been active in the ALERT Cadet program since 2002. The Waddell family resides in Carlisle, PA and are active in their local church and community programs.
Eva Goldstein, M.Ed. with degrees in Elementary Education and as a Consultant Teacher of Reading and Writing, is best known as a lifelong learner, writer and reader, homeschooling parent and educator who immensely enjoys instructing her homeschooling students using IEW. Together with her husband, Don, they have seen the benefits of home education in the life of Shayna and love sharing what they have learned with others. One of their biggest “uh-huh” moments happened eight years ago when they found the Institute of Excellence in Writing at a homeschooling conference. Since then, Eva has “adopted” hundreds of homeschooling children and their families and coached them in the area of writing. She has loved the fact that through IEW, she has turned reluctant, hesitant writers into budding authors.
A graduate of Cedarville College, Elaine taught physical education for eight years at Huntington Christian School on Long Island. She then took a faculty position at Syracuse University, where she coordinated the physical education program. Her dissertation was on physical education in homeschooling. Elaine is currently the Director of Physical Education at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
David Hazell has been involved in homeschooling since 1987, several of those years as the primary homeschooling parent. The Hazell family spent eight years in Russia where David served in Bible translation in Siberia and helped coordinate Bible translations into 80 languages. His six children often ministered with him as he traveled throughout Russia and Europe. David and his wife, Marie, moved their family back to the United States in 2000 and now devote the majority of their time to the development of My Father’s World curriculum with the dual goal of providing support for Bible translation and raising up generations of families who see the world through God’s eyes and live according to that knowledge.
Sidney Henriquez - Mr. Henriquez is the Headmaster of SCCA. For this academic year, he will also serve as the 4th grade teacher. His B.A. degree is in Speech Communication from Geneva College, and he has studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. With over 15 years of experience in classical Christian schools, he moved to New Jersey in June 2003 to serve as Headmaster when SCCA opened it's doors with just 17 students. Prior to becoming SCCA's headmaster, Mr. Henriquez served four years as Headmaster at Keystone Christian School in State College, PA, 3 years teaching in the grammar school at Veritas Classical Christian Academy in Lancaster, PA, and summers working as a consultant for Veritas Press, custom designing classical curricula for Christian private and home schools around the country. Mr. Henriquez has been a guest speaker at the E.N.O.C.H home school conferences held annually in New Jersey, and has had various other speaking engagements focusing on the distinctives of classical Christian education. Mr. Henriquez is the father of eight children, and a deacon at Stratford Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Julie Hiramine is the Founder and Executive Director of the ministry Generations of Virtue (www.generationsofvirtue.org) that equips parents to empower their children for purity in our world today. As an internationally noted speaker, author and Christian leader, Julie has encouraged and impacted parents and teens both in the US and internationally through her speaking and written materials.
Kathy Kuhl began homeschooling in 1997, after years trying to help her son succeed in school despite learning and attention problems. She homeschooled him for grades 4-12, then interviewed 64 homeschoolers for her book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner.
Kathy graduated from William and Mary, where she earned teaching certificates in mathematics and English. She has taught junior high math in public school, Sunday School to preschoolers, and classes for homeschooled teens. She helps and encourages homeschooling families with children with learning problems, as well as families beginning to homeschool children with these challenges. She gives private consultations and workshops at homeschool conventions and national conferences, as well as to support groups. She writes about homeschooling and teaches math to homeschooled teens in northern Virginia. The Kuhls have two grown children and live in Herndon, Virginia. Her website is http://www.learndifferently.com/ and she can be reached at email@example.com.
Christopher is 31 years old and was homeschooled from 2nd grade through high school. During his teen years, he started and ran a successful lawn mowing business. He now works full time with the family consulting business: Communication Concepts. Most of his work involves financial consulting with companies, designing web sites, and photography (www.ChristopherMaxwell.com). Christopher is the webmaster for several commercial web sites.
Sarah is 28 years old and graduated from the Maxwell’s homeschool in 2000. She enjoys working at home managing the family’s Titus2.com ministry. Sarah has written five children’s books: Summer with the Moodys, Autumn with the Moodys, Winter with the Moodys, Spring with the Moodys, and Summer Days with the Moodys. She also delights in helping her family.
Beginning their homeschooling adventure in 1985, Steve and Teri Maxwell are the parents of eight, ages thirteen to thirty-three. Their five homeschool graduate children are now wage- earning adults while the other three remain active homeschool students. Steve and Teri have authored Managers of Their Homes, Managers of Their Chores, Managers of Their Schools, Keeping Our Children’s Hearts, Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit, Preparing Sons to Provide for a Single-Income Family, Redeeming the Time, and Just Around the Corner (Vols. 1&2).
Steve and Teri led their local homeschool support group for ten years. In addition, Steve was president of the Kansas state homeschool association for two years.
For twenty years, the Maxwells have been writing free monthly e-mail articles for Christian parents that can be subscribed to at their booth or Titus2.com. For more information on the Maxwells visit www.Titus2.com.
Eric Maynard has been home schooling his five children with his wife Lori for 16 years. As an Eagle Scout since 1982 and a long time Scoutmaster, he has been involved in scouting and youth ministries for many years and was instrumental in establishing a faith based Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack in Montville, NJ in 2006. Approximately 38 of the 45 boys in the troop are home educated. Eric, as well as other home schooling dads and scouts in the program are eager to share with members of ENOCH the many blessing related to Scouting as well as the challenges associated this starting a faith-based program that meets the needs of home schoolers.
English teacher and coordinator of the gifted student program, published author, homeschooling Mom and director of Bridgeway Homeschool Academy, Jessica Parnell has spent 18 years working with students and homeschooling families. She has a passion for writing and offers writing classes, seminars and workshops in many different venues. In her role with Bridgeway Academy she also works with parents and students on college admissions, customizing curriculum to meet the needs of each individual situation, and preparing students for their future role in ministry or the workforce.
Rebecca Ingram Powell is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mother of three, and a nationally known author and speaker. She is the author of several books including her newest release, Season of Change: Parenting Your Middle Schooler with Passion and Purpose. Since 2003, Rebecca has been a monthly columnist for ParentLife magazine, writing the popular feature, "A Mom's Life." Her articles have appeared in HomeLife, BabyLife, The P31 Woman, and other Christian publications as well as on numerous websites including Pastors.com and Crosswalk.com. As a frequent guest on Nashville's local morning news show, Fox 17's "Tennessee Mornings," Rebecca dishes out parenting advice and commentary with show hosts Charlie Chase and Kelly Sutton.
Rebecca and her husband Rich were college sweethearts and today live in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, with their three children, Danya, David, and Derek. The Powells are members of First Baptist Church, Madison, where Rich serves bi-vocationally as Minister of Missions.
Rich Powell is a husband, a homeschooling dad, and a small business owner. He serves bi-vocationally as the Minister of Missions at Madison First Baptist, an inner-city church near the heart of Nashville, TN. Over the past 14 years of homeschooling, he has coached both boys' and girls' middle school, junior varsity, and varsity teams, winning three conference titles and placing third in the National Homeschool Basketball Tournament.
Elaine Sullivan, BSN, is the Owner and Director of The Brain Gym in Yardley, PA. Elaine began her career as a Registered Nurse working in critical care, including attending patients neurologically impaired by stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Elaine became interested in helping children with learning difficulties when her own daughter struggled with language processing issues and an inability to understand the sound codes of the English language. She discovered that there are many different educational approaches to deal with learning disabilities but Elaines interest centered in the remediation of the cognitive deficits.
Elaine was trained and certified by The National Institute for Learning Development in Norfolk, VA in 1996 as an Educational Therapist and worked with their program for over ten years helping many children. Then in November of 2007 Elaine became a certified trainer for the Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) and Master the Code programs in Colorado Springs, CO. For more than a decade Elaine has helped dozens of children overcome all types of learning issues. She says, There is nothing better than seeing a child reach their potential and enjoy learning again. Her daughter reached her potential; she recently graduated from University with honors and a double major.
Elaine and her husband have three daughters, a wonderful son-in-law and a beautiful grandson. She and her husband have served as missionaries to the Chamorro people for eight years. They have served the American church in the area of missions and outreach since 1993. She can be reached at 267-467-9125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a first generation homeschool graduate Brad’s passion is to see Christ honoring education restored back to the family. He has participated in numerous projects designed to encourage creative learning, student responsibility, Biblical worldview study, and excellence in coaching. Brad is a Co-founder of CollegePlus! and its parent company GL Resources. Through this work, he trains young people around the world to use accelerated distance learning methods to become the next generation of global entrepreneurs and leaders. A writer, speaker, and educational consultant, he seeks to present the most helpful, up-to-date, and effective methods for accelerated distance learning.
Brad has a great desire to facilitate the spread of distance and accelerated learning methods worldwide. He currently lives in Seoul, South Korea with his wife Joo-Young and serves as the director of Family Mission International. He is focused on training up the next generation of leaders through various family-based missions programs. Brad is also working with the fledgling Korean homeschool movement and recently started Homeschool Friend, an online English tutoring service. Brad continues to eagerly pursue further education through distance learning. In 2008 he earned his MBA through Liberty University.
Scott Woodruff, a follower of Christ since his conversion in 1971, earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia in 1980. After working for John Ashcroft, and subsequently a major regional insurance company, Scott came to work for HSLDA in 1998.
He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and licensed in Virginia and Missouri. He has assisted thousands of home educating families in dealings with social workers, police officers, truant officers, principals, superintendents, and prosecuting attorneys. He has represented HSLDA members in court, and appeared before many state legislatures to fight against repressive homeschool legislation. Scott is a frequent speaker at homeschool conferences and on radio programs across the country.
Scott currently handles legal issues for HSLDA members in Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Idaho, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas. He also has extensive previous experience dealing with members' legal issues in Oklahoma, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, West Virginia and Michigan.
Scott and his wife, Jane, have homeschooled their three children. Their youngest daughter, Sarah, is in Alexandria, Egypt, for her senior year of high school. Their daughter Betsy, a national merit scholar, attends Hillsdale College on an academic and journalism scholarship. Their son Christopher, a national merit scholar, recently graduated from Baylor University on an academic scholarship and is currently teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand.