Academic Mentors

Andrew Bonney

Model UN

Andrew is a Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic major at BYU. At both regional and national Model Arab League conferences, he earned “distinguished delegate” and “honorable delegate” for diplomatic performance. He is currently a member of both BYU’s Model United Nations team, in which he is representing China in ECOSOC, and Model Arab League team, in which he is representing the UAE in the Social Affairs Council. Andrew is passionate about diplomacy and public speaking and plans to work in international education.

Jennifer Carpenter

History

Jennifer Carpenter graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and is a current graduate student in history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Jennifer discovered her love for history while homeschooling her two children, and for the past two years, she has shared her passion with Ms. Georgia’s homeschool co-op program. Her philosophy is that history is not just a dry series of dates and important people, but a rich tradition that evolved to create who we are today as a people and a culture. Understanding that tradition and how it relates to ourselves is one of the great challenges of teaching history in today’s world, and one that Jennifer wholeheartedly accepts.

Brittany Roring

Language Arts

Brittany loves working with children, teaching, Language Arts, and Theatre. She received a B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Utah State University. After teaching Middle School in Virginia, she and her family moved to Southern Maryland where she homeschools her three sons (Kevin, Cody, and Jack). She teaches Musical Theatre at the Neighborhood Creative Arts Center homeschool co-op (Especially For Homeschoolers) and Language Arts at NCAC's Fun Fridays program. Brittany looks forward to teaching Language Arts at TTK and encouraging students to master language form, meaning, and context which will benefit all of their future studies. She has a flair for Theatre Arts and will be incorporating it into her teaching of Language Arts. She has a unique passion for Language Arts and is excited to share this passion this school year.

Tyronda Boone

Finance

Tyronda Boone has been in education for almost 20 years in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.  With a Master's Degree in Education and Finance, her passion has been community empowerment.  She believes that this empowerment starts with educating and supporting youth.  As a single mother, she is dedicated to this cause and hopes this book will start a dialogue among families that will lead to long-term wealth and generational success.

Teisha Chaney

Science

Teisha Chaney is a certified middle school science teacher with years of teaching experience in the states of Florida and Georgia. She has always volunteered in numerous community organizations that focused on the development and well-being of children. As a military spouse and a mother of three, she has taken the past few years off to discover life as a stay-at-home mom. With more time to focus on her own children, she has decided to venture into the world of homeschooling. She loves to learn new ways to empower and inspire a love of learning by sparking curiosity and encouraging exploration into the wonders of our world. 

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