Teresa Bowyer graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double BA in Mathematics and Psychology. She completed the Teacher Certification Program (Grade 9-12) at UNC, and taught middle school math for 3 1⁄2 years. She has been tutoring high school math since 1994, and has enjoyed teaching at HARC for the past 10 years. She is married to Mitchell Bowyer and they have three daughters and one son. Teresa is also active in Moms in Prayer International.
Classes: Geometry, Calculus, Pre-Calculus
Sandra Blythe graduated with a BS degree in Spanish and a minor in French from East Carolina University. She has taught all levels of Spanish from Spanish I through AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature. Sandra taught for 36 years in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, during which time she earned her AP Spanish certification. During those years she made several trips with students to Spain and Mexico. In 1999 along with her teaching duties, she worked with the teaching program at Wake Forest University by mentoring students in their Masters in Teaching Program. In 2001 she and her husband Jim, who had retired, moved to Cary to be near their daughter and her family. Convinced that teaching is a way she can serve God, Sandra continued to teach for another seven years at Green Hope High School in Cary where she taught Spanish IV, V and AP classes. Upon her retirement in 2007 she began tutoring students in Spanish from the local high schools. Sandra is an enthusiastic supporter of homeschooling and is delighted that her daughter, a former teacher also, is homeschooling her children. She began teaching homeschool classes in 2008. Sandra’s hobbies are teaching Spanish, making Power Point presentation for classes, and writing songs to help students master grammar structures.
Classes: Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4
Sue Gray is a retired homeschool MOM with a Masters degree in Education from Old Dominion University. She is the founder of SPEAKOUT NC the competitive speech and debate club that meets here at Colonial Baptist Church. For the past 13 years, she has coached and encouraged students to develop their communication skills through competitive speech, debate and Mock Trial. Sue has coached students who have earned scholarships, and awards at the State, regional and national level. In August of 2016, she was awarded her first diamond coaching award for excellence with the National Speech and Debate Association. Sue is passionate about encouraging students to communicate confidently for Christ.
Classes: Persuasive Rhetoric and Communications
Beth Grose has a B.S. from Purdue University in Animal Sciences with a focus on Biology and Chemistry. She has 8 years of experience in Medical Research with the University of Indiana, Ball State University and Case Western University. She also has 8 years of experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine working with local Veterinarians and the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. Beth homeschooled her 2 children since 1998 and has taught chemistry to high schoolers since 2001. Both her daughters graduated from undergraduate college programs and one is presently enrolled at the University of North Dakota Medical School.
Beth recently finished a 9 month certification program to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She firmly believes that education is more than just information and wants all her students to see the God of the Universe through the study of science.
Classes: Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry
Ben Lacorte is the President and founder of Heroes of the Cross: Ben writes and records the historical episodes of Christian heroism, which air on Christian radio network WTRU – The Truth Network. He has taught from middle school to college to adults as well in Christian schools. He is an associate writer for Wisdom for the Heart Magazine.
His passion is to equip our youth to engage the culture, to teach believers to defend and proclaim the great truths of Christianity, and to explain our beliefs with confidence and clarity, while keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ front and center.
Ben has been married to Brenda for over 30 years and has 3 grown children.
- Biola University: Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (Candidate, 2020)
- Shepherds Theological Seminary: Master of Arts in Biblical Literature
- Cornell University: Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
- Clarkson University: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
David Lovin graduated from Western Carolina University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in German Education and a minor in French. He began teaching German later that year and has been the only German teacher at Fuquay-Varina High School for the past 21 years. He currently teaches all levels, from 1 to AP German. In that time he has also become National Board Certified in German, obtained a Master’s in School Administration from NC State University, and has been part of a number of professional organizations including serving as the current president of the North Carolina chapter of American Association of Teachers of German (NC-AATG) He is married to Pam and has two daughters- Rachel and Sarah. The family is active in membership at Redeemer Community Church in Fuquay-Varina.
Classes: German 1
Steve Noble – follower of Jesus Christ, husband, father, talk radio show host, author, speaker and former owner of a small business – “an ordinary man who believes in an extraordinary God.” His motto? No Sacred Cows
- Host of Called2Action Today, a Christian talk radio show heard M-F at 4pm across North Carolina on the Truth Radio Network.
- Director of Mobilization, Harvest Ministries/Harvest America with Pastor Greg Laurie.
- Teacher, “Foundations of Freedom” – high school civics course for homeschoolers from a Christian perspective.
- Teacher, “Christian Ethics” – high school level course introducing students to ethical theory and developing a working Christian ethic of response.
- Author, The Making of a Christian Wacko, the story of how God transformed him from pew potato to “Christian Wacko”.
- Conference speaker and teacher.
- Homeschooling Advocate
- Chairman, Called2Action – Christian Activism
- Small business owner for 14 years.
- Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Steve and his wife Gina have been married since 1992 and they have four, homeschooled children. Steve’s life verse is Galatians 2:20…
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Steve has been blessed to lead local efforts for many national ministries including: Focus on the Family, The Truth Project, Harvest Crusades and Harvest America with Greg Laurie, Dr. David Jeremiah, Convoy of Hope, and Justice For All. These efforts organized over 5,000 local Christian volunteers and resulted in over 100,000 people in participation.
Classes: Christian Ethics and Civics and Government
Dr. Ken Pohlig, Ph.D. Ken has a double B.S. degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute. He worked for four years in the U.S. Air Force at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory near Boston, Mass. Ken went back to school obtaining a M.S. then a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University in the Boston Area. Ken currently works for the N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure and is a registered professional engineer, and is very active in assisting municipalities treat and clean water across North Carolina. Ken is married to Kim Pohlig and has three children, who were home-schooled mostly but attended public school at various times. Ken is very interested in developing in students a love for the physical laws of the universe the Good Lord made, and how mathematics is the language of the sciences. All engineering principles come from a deep understanding of physics intertwined with mathematics.
Pam Thimsen graduated from Houghton College with a BS in Elementary Education and Psychology and a minor in Mathematics. She began her career as an educator by teaching 5th grade and then working one-on-one with children with learning disabilities. When her oldest son reached kindergarten age, she began homeschooling, and retired when the youngest son graduated from high school. She has been tutoring high school math since 1996 and began teaching at HARC in its second year. She has a passion to assist teens to understand mathematics and see all the ways that mathematics can enrich their lives as well as their understanding of God.
Classes: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2
Dee Dee Vogt graduated from Duke University with a BA in English, concentrating in British Literature. She worked for a civil engineering firm in marketing for several years before resigning to start a family. Since then she has homeschooled her two children, teaching in various co-ops, including the Classical Conversations’ Essentials grammar and writing course. Her love of English was kindled in high school, and she strives to make literature and grammar relevant to today’s students in a world that is increasingly hostile to classical learning. Dee Dee has been married to Rich since 1998, and her family attends First Baptist Church in Cary.
Classes: Honors English 4, English 1, English 2, High School Study Skills, SAT Prep
Jennifer Wilson is a homeschooling mother of four – ages 16, 13, 9, & 7. She holds an English Education bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN (now known as University of Northwestern). Although a Midwesterner at heart, she and her family recently moved from New Braunfels, TX where they lived 12 years. Most of her traditional classroom teaching took place in MN, WI, and MO where she taught Language Arts in nearly all of the secondary grades. After starting a family, she opted to stay home with her kids. She continued to tutor students of homeschooling families while her first two kids were young. After the last two were born, she worked at a homeschooling co-op in New Braunfels teaching high school Language Arts.
Class: English 3
Scott Wylie serves as the Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC. He is currently in his eleventh year in that position. Prior to that, he served as a Youth Pastor in a church in Michigan. Scott holds a BA in Bible/Theology from Moody Bible Institute. His Masters degree is in Religious Education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.