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True North Homeschool Academy • Teachers

True North Homeschool Academy offers online classes for students in grades K-12.

  The teachers at True North Homeschool Academy are qualified and passionate about teaching.

They are knowledgeable about their subject matter and committed to the success of each student!

Click on their team profiles to view more about their background, educational philosophy, and experience.

Lisa Nehring

Mrs. Nehring is the Director of True North Homeschool Academy. She is loved by parents for her ability to provide them with a strategic plan for their homeschool through coaching and advising. Her vision for the implementation of the SAMR Method of education to the homeschool world has resulted in a one-of-a-kind education experience at TNHA. She also operates It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool and Blue Collar Homeschooling.

Arthur Fischer

  • Hebrew
  • Bible

Rabbi Fischer will be teaching Biblical HebrewHebrew History, Culture and Conversations, and Biblical Feasts and Festivals for True North Homeschool Academy, live online from Israel.

 True North Homeschool Academy teacher Tamara Pool teaches live online homeschool classes.
Tamara Pool

Mrs. Pool teaches Study Skills, National Latin Exam Test Prep and Latin I. Additionally, Tamara provides Academic advising and private tutoring through True North Homeschool Academy.

She is the editor of Your Sabbath Invitation from Biblical Excavations.  Meet Mrs. Pool. 

Dr. Kristin Moon

High School Teacher | Dr. Moon is the creator of the Kristin Moon Science curriculum. She teaches Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math Skills for Chemistry,  and Anatomy & Physiology through True North Homeschool Academy.

    Adam Pruzan

    Adam Pruzan teaches High School Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

    Meet Mr. Pruzan.

    “The civics class has blown my mind! I am absolutely impressed by every aspect of the class. He (Adam Pruzan) is a wonderful instructor.” ~ Civics Student, True North Homeschool Academy

    Catalina Garcia

    Catalina Garcia teaches Spanish and elementary math at True North Homeschool Academy. Parents say, ” I highly recommend Mrs. Garcia’s Spanish classes! My kids enjoyed them so much and were really inspired to practice and learn more. She is an enthusiastic teacher and her excitement for the language is evident in the way she interacts with the students. She has a background in classical education and is thoughtful in how she presents her lessons and reviews with the students. Class is never dull or repetitive- she always has new and fun things for the kids to do and she gives them lots of opportunities to practice out loud with each other. We love Maestra Garcia!”

    Anna Knaub

    Mrs. Knaub teaches online classes for True North Homeschool Academy. Her classes include:

    You can also find her at The Nurtured Bee.

    Meet Mrs. Knaub.

    Fr Wesley Walker

    Wesley Walker

    Wesley Walker currently lives in Crownsville, Maryland where he serves as the curate (associate pastor) at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. He serves as an Associate Editor at Conciliar Post, the Book Review Editor at The North American Anglican, and is co-host of  The Sacramentalists Podcast.Wesley teaches live online high school classes through True North Homeschool Academy including:

    True North homeschool teacher Christie Kuntz

    Monica Gonzalez

    She has served for several years as a Missionary in Reynosa Mexico but has recently returned to her hometown in Pachuca Hidalgo Mexico to continue serving and teaching Spanish live and online for True North Homeschool Academy as well as in person at Orale Spanish School in Mexico.

    Monica teaches Spanish Level I & Level II along with Level 3 & 4 for high schoolers and level A for Elementary Students through True North Homeschool Academy.

    TNHA Teacher Laura Nolette

    Laura Nolette

     Laura studied mathematics, computer science, and art at George Mason University and Old Dominion University as well as music at Seminole State College. She believes strongly in continuing education. Whether pursuing a degree or just more skills, there is always something new to learn!

    Laura teaches Science Exploration A, Science Exploration B, and Introduction to Computer Science

    Alex Vallejos

     Alex Vellejos

    Get to know Alex Vallejos in this special video interview with True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring. Watch here.

    Alex teaches US Literature & Composition | Judicial Essay along with 


    True North Homeschool teacher online, Melissa Grande

    Melissa Grande

    Melissa is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge with a bachelor’s in Education. During her undergraduate studies, she concentrated on both Music and English. She also has pursued post-graduate work in the field of Environmental Science.  Parents say, “Melissa Grande has changed the trajectory of our homeschooling – she is amazing!”

    Melissa teaches:

    Carrie Holland teacher at true north homeschool academy

    Carrie Holland

    Carrie has a Bachelor of Science in Education.  Having taught all ages in multiple countries, her skills adapt quickly to each student’s needs. In addition, Carrie has instructed public, private, adult, English as a Second Language (ESL), and home-schooled students. Specifically teaching literacy skills for over 15 years, Carrie has had many students excel under her tutelage.  Ms.Holland teaches Spelling and Grammar 1 and Spelling and Grammar 2. Additionally, Carrie teaches Adapted US and Adapted World History.

    Meredith Curtis

    Meredith has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Delaware. She has written over 70 books: conversational textbooks, high school courses, unit studies, Bible studies, workbooks, lapbooks, cookbooks, timelines, history parties, cozy mysteries, and how-to-homeschool.

    Meredith is a writer, speaker, and curriculum creator with Powerline Productions and teaches History & Geography, Literature and Composition courses such as: Who Dun It, through True North Homeschool Academy.

    Angie Ferrell

    Mrs. Ferrell enjoyed a 15-year career in Human Services before she answered the call to become a home educator. For the past 15 years, she successfully homeschooled her two children to graduation, founded a local home school support group, and created a non-profit classical co-op, all while pursuing various other vocations, including tutoring high schoolers and teaching Special Education at a cottage school. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a master’s Degree in Education from Park University, where she studied eLearning, curriculum design, and training program development.

    Mrs. Ferrell teaches High School American History, Writing, Literature and Composition, Psychology, and Adapted High School History classes. 

    • History
    • Adapted Classes
    • English

    Dawn Pasley

    Dawn has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  She has taught 4th and 5th grade Math and Science in a public school and worked as a Children’s Librarian for five years. Recenlty,  she taught online English and ESL classes to international students.  She loves teaching True North students!

    Dawn teaches:

    Gina Steffy

    Mrs. Steffy is the marketing director for True North Homeschool Academy and teaches Entrepreneurship in our high school program, where students learn the ins and outs of starting and running a business during the gig economy and 4th industrial revolution. 

    Leanne Benjamin

    Leanne Benjamin is a elementary and high school math teacher for True North Homeschool Academy.

    • Math 5
    • Math 6
    • Algebra 2
    • Geometry
    • Trig/Precalc
    • Calculus
    BJ Pramman

    Bj Pramann

    BJ Pramann is a self-taught artist from Sioux Falls South Dakota who has been teaching art through home school co-ops and private tutoring for over eight years. She teaches the ever-popular Art I and II to True North students and will be offering Form and Color in the fall of 2021-22. 

    For seven years she curated a three-day Christian art gallery for LifeLight, a music and evangelism ministry based in South Dakota, and currently travels with the ministry as a live event speed painter at LifeLight festivals held throughout the Midwest and internationally as well as for special events.

    True North Homeschool Teacher Shelby Smith

    Dana Hanley

    She has a Bachelor of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University of Kansas. She graduated with distinction. During her junior year in high school, she received a Congress-Bundestag scholarship to become an exchange student for one academic year in Germany. She also did a year of graduate work a the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany on scholarship where she concentrated on curriculum development. Parents say, “Why would I take a class taught by Dana? What does she have to offer that makes this class better than others I’m considering? That is probably what you are thinking if you are looking at this site and I’m here to help you decide, why given the choice, I would choose Dana’s class EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.”

    Dana teaches German I, German 2German 3/4, the Art of German Filmmaking, and the Expedition series

    Rebecca Lundgren

    Rebecca Lundgren

    Her background includes a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from South Dakota State University. Before she began her homeschool journey, she taught in Public Schools k-12, English as a Second Language (ESL) k-6, and directed an Early Childhood program.

    Rebecca teaches Earth & Space Science, Informal Logic  and World Geography through True North Homeschool Academy.

    True North Homeschool Academy Teacher and Special Education Advisor Cindy LaJoy

    Beth Purcell

    Mrs. Purcell has a degree in English from the University of South Carolina with some post-graduate work toward a Masters at Northwestern University in Louisiana. A former public school
    teacher, she has worked with all types of learners. Mrs. Purcell is a registered certified instructor
    with the Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW).
    Deirdre Mansel

    Deirdre Mansel

    Deirdre is veteran who served in the United States Air Force repairing the weather equipment used by the Hurricane Hunters. She also served in the Army for a period of five years and is now medically retired. Deirdre holds a Master of Education in Special Education and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked as a special education teacher as a high school co-teacher and in adapted curriculum teaching students with autism, traumatic brain injury and Down syndrome. She has a passion for helping students overcome challenges in education.

    Julia Jinks

    Julia Jinks has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Tennessee and has taught writing for years. After college, she produced Noon News for the local CBS affiliate, telling and writing stories for the faithful audience. Before becoming a mom she wrote for a home improvement show on HGTV. She has four children and chose to homeschool.

    Mrs. Jinks teaches:

    • English
    • History
    TNHA French Teacher Profile Rachel Margaillan

    Rachel Margaillan

    She studied literature and music (Baccalauréat and then three years of University), then taught music for a few years before going to Africa (Guinea) where she taught elementary children for four years in a missionary school. She also participated in educational programs in Ukraine.

    She gained experience teaching private classes to children and adults. She likes to create adapt or curriculums to the needs of her students. Most of all, Rachel enjoys showing her students that French is not that complicated after all!

    We can't say enough about our team of teachers!

    Each member of our team has excellent qualifications, and experience with the courses they teach or clubs they lead.

    They are dedicated to providing quality education as well as creating an atmosphere where students can interact with one another online under the guidance of a teacher. Teacher-led courses include group instruction, time for answering questions one-on-one and grading for each assignment. All of which makes it easy for homeschool parents to document their child’s online classes and accomplishments.

    Junior High Registration

    Visit the Junior High category to see the course listings and requirements or to register!

    Special Needs Registration

    Visit this category to see the classes we are offering or to register.

    Elementary Registration

    Visit the Elementary category to see the course listings and requirements or to register!

    “We are so thankful for your online academy. This year has been an answer to prayer!”


    Homeschooling parent