Northpoint Homeschool Classes

"... And they shall be all taught of God ..."

- John 6:45

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I have been a teacher at Northpoint for the past five years and it has been a wonderful place to teach. I have so appreciated the chance to invest in students' lives and teach openly from a Biblical perspective, without having to deal with all of the administrative, government regulated politics that I would face were I at a traditional school. I have been given a large amount of flexibility to adapt my curriculum to the needs of a two-day-a-week system that still fulfills state standards.

Northpoint provides an atmosphere in which I can get to know my students and teach what needs to be taught. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here!

- Erica Dick, Northpoint teacher


Middle & High School (7th -12th grade)

Elementary & Intermediate (K-6th grade)

 
 ADMINISTRATION
Kathy Badger
admin@northpointclasses.com    


Founder, Administrator

 
Emily Cochran
admin@northpointclasses.com    


Principal

 
Pamella Berger
admin@northpointclasses.com    


Director of Academics

 

 NORTHPOINT STAFF
Cynthia Brown
jkidsmomof8@yahoo.com    


Staff

 
Jeff Ferrell
jferrell911@gmail.com    


Staff

 
Elizabeth Inskeep
timandlizzyinskeep@gmail.com    


Staff

 
Tim Inskeep
etinskeep@gmail.com    


Staff

 
Barb Mross
   


Staff

 
Sarah Poer
smpoer@gmail.com    


Staff

 
 MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Jerry Ackerman
ackermanjerry@hotmail.com    

COURSES: 4th - 6th Grade Bible,   7th-8th Grade Bible,   Computer Software, Skills & Safety,   Foundations in Personal Finance,   Personal Finance,   Professional Skills 101,   Study Skills and High School Readiness

Jerry grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and met his wife, Mitzi, at Milligan College in Tennessee. He graduated in 1995 with a BA in Secondary Education. Upon graduation, Jerry and Mitzi moved to Hawaii where they spent some time teaching in Haleiwa at Sunset Beach Christian School. Shortly after Hawaii, Jerry became a youth pastor in Pennsylvania where he served two churches over 5 years. For the last 15 years, Jerry has operated his own speaking business and has spoken to nearly 1 million students in schools across the United States and around the world including South Korea, Guam, Germany, and the Dominican Republic. Jerry continues to be a regular speaker for one of the country’s elite military groups providing presentations and training for military personnel and their families. Jerry is again serving in the local community as youth pastor of Onward Church in Fishers, Indiana. He lives with his wife, Mitzi, in McCordsville and is a proud father of five children. He is excited about the opportunity of being in the classroom again and teaching at Northpoint.

 
Debbye Biermann
dkbiermann@mac.com    

COURSES: Art I (HS),   Art I (MS),   Art II (HS),   Art II (MS),   Art III (HS),   Art III (MS),   Art IV - Advanced Art (HS),   Art IV - Advanced Art (MS)

Debbye is a native of Indianapolis and was home schooled throughout her educational years in Indiana and Kenya, East Africa. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in April, 2006 with a BS in Art Education. She taught painting and drawing one year at Zionsville Community High School. She has been teaching at Northpoint since 2007. She has always loved art and is very excited she can use it in her career. Debbye has had a chance to travel many places in the world including South America, Europe, Japan, and mostly Kenya, Africa. Through her experiences, she has learned more about the Almighty God, art, different cultures, and the value of education. Mrs. Biermann is very excited to be working with the home school community! Debbye and her husband, Aaron- a graphic designer, have 4 sons, live in Fishers.

 
Rosalyn Carlson
roscarlson@gmail.com    

COURSES: Algebra I,   Algebra I/Geometry 1/2 Lab A,   Algebra I/Geometry 1/2 Lab B,   Algebra I/Geometry Lab,   Geometry,   Honors Geometry,   Middle School Math Lab

Rosalyn grew up in Beaver Falls, PA, and met her husband Keith who is from Redlands, CA at Wheaton College. They have been married for 30 years. Her family is a part of Grace Church, where her husband is the Executive Director of the Care Center Foundation. They have 3 adult children. After earning her BS in mathematics from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) she went on to get her MS from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) in Education. She has taught both high school and college level math, as well as worked as a private math tutor for the last 30 years. She has taught and/or tutored all levels of math from Pre-Algebra through Calculus. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She truly loves helping students understand math, both those who like math and those who do not. She is very grateful and excited to be teaching classes here at Northpoint.

 
Christy Davis
christydavis04@gmail.com    

COURSES: 4th Grade History,   5th Grade History,   6th Grade History,   Apologetics - The Reason for God

Christy has a teaching degree in social studies education that she received from IUPUI. She worked in Lawrence Township Schools for six years. Christy's goal as an educator has always been to create an environment in her classroom where students enjoy learning. She provides a variety of learning opportunities to address varying learning styles and interests and works to see that the students are actively engaged in the learning process. As she teaches social studies, she places an emphasis on improving reading, writing, and vocabulary skills so that students' learning extends beyond the course of study. Christy and her husband, Tim, have six children. Their school-age children love attending Northpoint.

 
Erica Dick
ericaldick@gmail.com    

COURSES: 7th Grade Honors Language Arts,   8th Grade Honors Language Arts,   Creative Writing,   iPhotography (HS),   iPhotography (MS),   Spring Play (MS)

Erica Dick has lived in Indianapolis since 1995. She and husband Ryan were married in May of 2006, and Erica is currently working alongside her husband as he serves as a pastor at Hope Church in Anderson, IN. Erica has three kiddos who fill her life with lots of noise and hilarious dialogue. They are a source of joy, and she appreciates the two-day-a-week schedule at Northpoint that allows her to teach AND be home with her kids most of the week. Erica received her B.A. in Film Studies and Communication from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana. She graduated with an emphasis in screenwriting and producing, and has had the opportunity to write, direct or produce five short films. She has also written a novel, several children's books, several screenplays and continues to write in her spare time. She has worked at Northpoint since 2007.

 
Carol Frisby
carolsfrisby@hotmail.com    

COURSES: 4th-6th Grade Drama,   Fall Play (HS),   Fall Play (MS),   Middle School U.S. History,   Middle School World Studies,   Speech,   Spring Play (HS),   Spring Play (MS)

Carol has homeschooled for several years and has enjoyed working in a variety of co-op settings. She holds a teaching degree from Northern Illinois University and IUPUI in Social Studies with a minor in Theatre and Speech. She enjoys a hands-on, creative approach to learning. She has a passion and love for the theatre and sees drama as a unique way of ministering to others. She has a passion for missions and discipleship, as well. Carol and her husband, Jack, have been married thirty eight years. They have four children, a son-in-law and three grand children. Carol attends Antioch Community Church.

 
Danielle Graham
daniellepreston3@gmail.com    

COURSES: American Literature (HS),   Grammar and Composition

Born in Ohio, Danielle grew up on a farm passed down by family members for five generations. She moved to Indiana to pursue her education at Anderson University, where she attained a BA in Language Arts Education. After graduation, Danielle taught seventh-grade (honors, general, and intervention) language arts classes at Pendleton Heights Middle School for five years. During that time, she married her husband, moved to Fortville, and had a son. Desiring to spend more time with her son, Danielle resigned from her position at the middle school, but continued to pursue other avenues of teaching such as tutoring, teaching ESL classes through VIPKID, and working part-time at a preschool. Danielle and her husband, Brent, currently have three children (two boys and a girl). The oldest son will begin at Northpoint this year as a kindergartner. Her husband enjoys coaching Hancock county’s Special Olympics basketball and golf teams. Their whole family attends these sporting events to cheer on Hancock’s athletes. Danielle also enjoys participating in reading groups, writing in her spare time, and traveling back to Ohio to spend time with family. She is passionate about giving her children opportunities to discover God and grow in knowledge and character. Danielle is grateful to be a part of the Northpoint community.

 
Amy Huber
amyhuber8@gmail.com    

COURSES: 7th Grade General Science,   7th Grade Honors General Science

Amy Huber and her husband, Chris, have been married for 28 years. They live in Indianapolis and have 6 children. They have worked together to homeschool their kids for more than 22 years. Amy graduated from Columbus East High School in 1985. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from University of Indianapolis in 1989. She has worked as an ER/Trauma nurse at Wishard/Eskenazi Level 1 Trauma Center for 27 years. As a family, the Hubers have "road-tripped" through 49 states and 41 National Parks. Amy loves snow, swimming, road trips, croquet, Scrabble, coffee and chocolate. Amy has spent many years sharing the gospel of Christ with students. One of her primary classroom goals is for students to grow toward being "Firmly rooted and being built up in Him and established in [their] faith" and "overflowing with gratitude." (Colossians 2:7) Amy's favorite thing about teaching is training students to find motivation, set goals, and make decisions from a position of hope, rather than fear. Amy is passionate about marriage and family.

 
Shawn Jackson
shawnmjackson@comcast.net    

COURSES: Health (HS),   Home Economics 2: Sugar Art (HS),   Home Economics 2: Sugar Art (MS),   Home Economics I: Culinary Arts (HS),   Home Economics I: Culinary Arts (MS),   Home Economics: Culinary Arts (MS)

Shawn was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and is affectionately known as “Ms. Shawn” in the community. She graduated from Lawrence North High School; and, received bachelor’s degrees in Family and Consumer Science and Marketing from Ball State University. Ms. Shawn later received certifications in technical training and curriculum design from the Langevin Learning Institute (Ontario, Canada); and, recently received certification in Child Nutrition from Stanford University. She is the author of: Grace-Elements of Etiquette for the Millennial Girl, and, Cooking with the Kids of Fishers, Indiana. Ms. Shawn has over 15 years of teaching experience and is passionate about writing, teaching, and sharing gifts of food. She is a contributing foods writer for several periodicals including Southern Living and Taste of Home. Ms. Shawn enjoys spending time in the Antebellum South; and is a Civil War enthusiast. Ms. Shawn is the blessed mother of a 17-year-old son, Kyle, who keeps her very busy in the kitchen.

 
Heather Mayes
hjmayes@outlook.com    

COURSES: 4th-6th Grade Drama,   7th Grade Language Arts,   8th Grade Language Arts,   American Literature,   British Literature,   Grammar / Composition,   Journalism/Panther Press (HS),   Journalism/Panther Press (MS),   Think, Write, Learn!

Heather grew up in Fishers. She graduated from Heritage Christian High School after being primarily homeschooled throughout elementary and middle school. After high school, she went on to study at Anderson University where she majored in Theatre and English knowing that she would go on to pursue a license in education after graduation. Heather earned her teaching license through the Transition to Teaching program at IUPUI in 2010. She went on to marry her husband, Justin, and teach middle school language arts for the Brownsburg School Corporation for the next four years. During this time, she also coached cross-country and track and was a sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Heather has a passion for literature as well as a love for acting and speaking. She coached the speech team at Hamilton Southeastern High School for three years. Her other passions include spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at Life Centers, running, and enjoying God’s creation outdoors. She is very thankful to be teaching at Northpoint because it allows her to pursue her calling of being both a teacher and a mom.

 
Bobbi Sue Murray
bobbisuemurray@gmail.com    

COURSES: American Sign Language I (HS),   American Sign Language I HS,   American Sign Language I MS,   American Sign Language II HS,   American Sign Language II MS,   American Sign Language III HS,   American Sign Language III MS

Bobbi Sue graduated from Frederick Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught American Sign Language (ASL) at Horizon Christian School for two years. Bobbi Sue also worked as a Deaf Mentor doing home visits with families with Deaf babies teaching them ASL and teaching ASL to caregivers at Daycare. Bobbi Sue has resided in Indiana since 2001. She has been married to her husband Roscoe for 18 years and they have 4 children. Bobbi Sue is very thrilled to share her love for ASL and help her students thrive and enjoy learning ASL. She and her husband served in the Deaf Children Ministry at Creekside for 1 year and enjoy sharing God's words with others.

 
Jodi Schwartz
jsjs1@frontier.com    

COURSES: 8th Grade Honors Physical Science,   Anatomy & Physiology,   Biology,   Forensic Science

Jodi was born in London, OH. She graduated with honors from Houghton College in 1992 with a B.S. in Biology. She completed her Teacher Certification coursework at Wright State University. Having accepted Christ at a young age, she was very thankful to attend a Christian college that was solid in the areas of science. She taught Biology in both public and Christian high schools in Ohio before having her sons. She homeschooled them both and is thankful for the many opportunities she had to teach through the years in homeschool groups and at church. She and her husband, Jim, have lived in Noblesville for 20 years and enjoy spending time with their sons, gardening, and watching and coaching sports. They are members of Harbour Shores Church. She is excited for the opportunity to continue serving the Lord by proclaiming His truths demonstrated through His creation and working with the students at Northpoint.

 
Connie Smith
connie.smith223@gmail.com    

COURSES: Spanish I (HS),   Spanish II (HS),   Spanish III (HS)

Connie Smith's passion for the Spanish language and culture started as a teen when she studied in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, living with a Mexican family. She continued to study Spanish in college along with a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana University. After working several decades in international business, Connie heard a mid-life call to teaching and pursued a Master's in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from Indiana State. She holds Indiana teaching licenses in Spanish, English, Business, and Career/Technical Education. She has taught for 15 years, in Indiana, Tennessee, and Curacao, a tiny, Spanish-speaking Caribbean island. She has served homeschool families both as a co-op teacher and privately. Connie has two grown, married daughters and three grandsons. When not teaching or playing with her grands, Connie enjoys scrapbooking and international travel.

 
Jodi Smith
jodi@northcomp.com    

COURSES: 7th Grade Honors Math,   7th Grade Math,   8th Grade Honors Math/Algebra,   8th Grade Math / Pre-Algebra,   Middle School Math Lab

Originally from Fort Wayne, Jodi Smith has lived in the Indianapolis area since 2001. She and her husband Eric have been married almost 22 years and have two daughters. Lauren is a freshman education major at Ball State University and Megan is a sophomore at Fishers High School. Jodi has a BA in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs and German from Miami University (Ohio) and a MA in International Affairs from George Washington University. She plays the clarinet in the Indianapolis Clarinet Ensemble and the White River Wind Symphony and loves attending her daughters' band concerts and competitions. Jodi has been substitute teaching for Hamilton Southeastern Schools for seven years and has been tutoring junior high and high school math students for five years. She loves teaching and is specifically passionate about middle school math. Jodi is excited to share her love of math and problem solving with the students of Northpoint.

 
Margaret Smith
mbandbfsmith@msn.com    

COURSES: Algebra II,   Algebra II/Pre-Cal Lab,   Honors Algebra II,   Pre-Calculus,   SAT Prep,   World Geography

Margaret was born and raised in Waynesville, in the Western mountains of North Carolina. She attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tarheels!), where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in Secondary Mathematics Education. During this time in Chapel Hill, Margaret interned at Hillside High School in Durham and in the Education Department of UNC-CH; she also married Brian. Margaret and her husband then lived on the coast of North Carolina where she taught for five years at West Carteret High School in Morehead City at Atlantic Beach. In 1997, her growing family moved to Fishers, IN for Brian’s job and to be closer to family. Margaret then stayed home with her children, Chloe (19), Nora (16), and Sean (13), until she became one of the founding members of Northpoint. She has taught here since its beginning and worked behind the scenes to plan and start Northpoint.

 
Jon Streeter
jdstreeter@me.com    

COURSES: Bible,   Critical Thinking & The Art of Debate,   Debate,   Foundations in Personal Finance,   Government / Economics,   Spring Play (MS),   U.S. History,   World History

Jon Streeter was born and raised in Indianapolis and was active in his local community throughout his high school years. A member of Castleview Baptist Church since 2008, he was involved in the youth ministry for many years and has developed a passion for youth education. He attended Hillsdale College and Oxford University and holds degrees in History, Political Science and Economics. Since 2006 he has taught at Northpoint Homeschool Classes with classes in American and World History, Government, Economics and Debate. He also runs a private tutoring program at Fishers Library for students in Military History and German. In 2014, he joined the staff of Verity Institute, a CLEP-based college program, where he teaches American Politics and both Macro- and Microeconomics. In what little free time he has, he runs a travel company called AET, which organizes educational trips in the United States and Europe and raises money to allow underprivileged high school students the opportunity to travel and “walk in the footsteps of history.

 
Elise Vestal
jelisevestal@gmail.com    

COURSES: 8th Grade Physical Science,   Anatomy & Physiology,   Health (HS),   Robotics I (HS),   Robotics I (MS),   Robotics II (HS),   Robotics II (MS),   Study Skills (HS),   Study Skills (MS)

Elise is a Civil Engineer from Purdue University with a focus in Environmental Science. She grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from North Central High School. Elise became a Christian when she was 11 years old and grew up at Castleview Church. She was loved and discipled by a young couple named Scott and Kathy Badger. She loves working with youth as much as she loves her science background and has spent the last 20 years devoted to seeing her students grow holistically. After serving as a missionary in India and Nepal, Elise has spent the last four years in Washington Township working with their gifted program called COMPASS. COMPASS uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum to provide a fun and engaging method to keep students interested in science throughout k-12 and encourage students to study the sciences and/or health sciences in college. Elise mentors in math and believes that every student can “make math and science your friend!” Elise was also a part of youth mentoring organization since she was in high school called The PEERS Project, Inc. (PEERS). PEERS is a positive youth development non-profit teaching youth to make healthy lifestyle choices through a peer mentoring curriculum. After college Elise worked with PEERS for 10 years before going into teaching. Elise also has her professional tennis license and works at the Indianapolis Racquet Club leading their youth tennis program as well as coaching. Elise is passionate about working with kids, including her two teenagers to see them grow and know all that God wants for them in this life!

 
Sonya Waters
sonyaandjohn@gmail.com    

COURSES: Chemistry,   Physics

Sonya grew up in West Lafayette, IN where she also acquired her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. She has been homeschooling for 20 years and has always loved the math and science aspects of academics. A mother of four children, Sonya enjoys teaching kids of every age. Outside of her home, Sonya has enjoyed teaching math and science in junior high and high school settings over the past 13 years, and particularly enjoys helping students succeed where they lack confidence. Tutoring is another area Sonya enjoys, as her teaching is relational and individualized. She and her husband have been involved in the lives of high school students since before they were married. In addition to her passion to empower students in the sciences, she loves to encourage people as they grow in their identity in Christ. Sonya loves to help others see themselves as their Father in Heaven sees them ("on earth as it is in heaven"!). Her youngest son, Nate, is a 9th grader at Northpoint.

 

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 ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE TEACHERS
Jerry Ackerman
ackermanjerry@hotmail.com    

COURSES: 4th - 6th Grade Bible,   7th-8th Grade Bible,   Computer Software, Skills & Safety,   Foundations in Personal Finance,   Personal Finance,   Professional Skills 101,   Study Skills and High School Readiness

Jerry grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and met his wife, Mitzi, at Milligan College in Tennessee. He graduated in 1995 with a BA in Secondary Education. Upon graduation, Jerry and Mitzi moved to Hawaii where they spent some time teaching in Haleiwa at Sunset Beach Christian School. Shortly after Hawaii, Jerry became a youth pastor in Pennsylvania where he served two churches over 5 years. For the last 15 years, Jerry has operated his own speaking business and has spoken to nearly 1 million students in schools across the United States and around the world including South Korea, Guam, Germany, and the Dominican Republic. Jerry continues to be a regular speaker for one of the country’s elite military groups providing presentations and training for military personnel and their families. Jerry is again serving in the local community as youth pastor of Onward Church in Fishers, Indiana. He lives with his wife, Mitzi, in McCordsville and is a proud father of five children. He is excited about the opportunity of being in the classroom again and teaching at Northpoint.

 
Stacy Beeler
bumblebeeler@hotmail.com    

COURSES: 1st Grade AM Block,   1st Grade Enrichment (K-1st Grade),   1st Grade Reading Round Up (K-1st grade),   1st Grade Science and Social Studies,   4th Grade Science,   5th Grade Science,   6th Grade Science,   Biz Town (4th-6th)

Stacy was born and raised in Indiana. She attended Ball State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1993. Her career as an educator has included teaching positions at Traders Point Christian Academy and Our Lady of Grace School. She has also worked as Director of Academic Reading at Sylvan Learning Center, Summer Camp Director at TPCA, and substitute teacher. She and her wonderful husband, David, have been blessed with two amazing children who also attend Northpoint. Stacy enjoys creating hands-on learning activities and strives to make learning fun for her students.

 
Brenda Britton
brittfam4@att.net    

COURSES: Kindergarten AM Block,   Kindergarten Enrichment (K-1st grade),   Kindergarten Reading Round Up (K-1st grade),   Kindergarten Science and Social Studies

Brenda was born and raised in Fort Wayne and received an elementary education degree from Ball State University. After college she and her husband started a home in Westfield, where she taught at Washington Elementary as a first-grade teacher. With the arrival of their first child, Brenda stepped away from the classroom to become a stay-at-home mom, something she always desired. A few years later their second child was born, and Brenda considers it a privilege and a gift to have spent time at home these past years raising their two daughters. The Brittons chose to homeschool their children, allowing Brenda to utilize her education background at home and within local co-ops and various classes at church. When her children began high school, they attended Northpoint for many courses at that level. Since both of them have graduated, Brenda has enjoyed getting back into the formal classroom to share the discovery of learning with young children. An active member of Venture Christian Church, she appreciates her role as one of the worship pianists. In addition to spending time with family, she also enjoys entertaining, antiquing, and sipping on a hot cup of coffee.

 
Daniel Coblentz
gmcoblentz@etczone.com    

COURSES: 4th-6th Grade Taekwondo

Sr Grandmaster Coblentz is a World Certified 8th degree Black Belt and has been teaching for nearly 40 years. He is currently a student of Grandmaster Hae Man Park of Seoul Korea who is the president of the World Chungdokwan Federation. GM Coblentz has trained State and National Champions in Taekwondo and is an Ordained Minister since 1998.

 
Christy Davis
christydavis04@gmail.com    

COURSES: 4th Grade History,   5th Grade History,   6th Grade History,   Apologetics - The Reason for God

Christy has a teaching degree in social studies education that she received from IUPUI. She worked in Lawrence Township Schools for six years. Christy's goal as an educator has always been to create an environment in her classroom where students enjoy learning. She provides a variety of learning opportunities to address varying learning styles and interests and works to see that the students are actively engaged in the learning process. As she teaches social studies, she places an emphasis on improving reading, writing, and vocabulary skills so that students' learning extends beyond the course of study. Christy and her husband, Tim, have six children. Their school-age children love attending Northpoint.

 
Carol Frisby
carolsfrisby@hotmail.com    

COURSES: 4th-6th Grade Drama,   Fall Play (HS),   Fall Play (MS),   Middle School U.S. History,   Middle School World Studies,   Speech,   Spring Play (HS),   Spring Play (MS)

Carol has homeschooled for several years and has enjoyed working in a variety of co-op settings. She holds a teaching degree from Northern Illinois University and IUPUI in Social Studies with a minor in Theatre and Speech. She enjoys a hands-on, creative approach to learning. She has a passion and love for the theatre and sees drama as a unique way of ministering to others. She has a passion for missions and discipleship, as well. Carol and her husband, Jack, have been married thirty eight years. They have four children, a son-in-law and three grand children. Carol attends Antioch Community Church.

 
Lyn Gettinger
pixielg@gmail.com    

COURSES: 2nd - 3rd Grade Art,   4th - 6th Grade Art,   Adventures in Ceramics,   How to Draw Anything and Everything,   Kindergarten - 1st Grade Art

Lyn received her B.A. degree in 1976 from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, with a double major in Art and Elementary Education and a minor in Secondary Art Education. She taught elementary art in two private Christian schools in Massachusetts while her husband, Steve, attended seminary. Lyn taught K-12 Art at Liberty Christian School in Anderson from 1992-2001, then specialized to middle school and high school art from 2001-2007. During that time she organized local and regional art shows, and developed an active extracurricular high school Art Club. Lyn believes that the urge to be creative is one of the indications that we are made in the image of God, and that the world needs artists who can effectively communicate God’s truth. She especially loves teaching drawing and design, and also loves helping students see creative potential in all kinds of mixed media. Having a kiln at home enables her to fire student clay creations. Lyn’s family includes her husband, Steve, and three grown children, Meg, Joanna, and Ben, their spouses, and seven grandchildren. Her husband has served as pastor at Whetstone Christian Church in Anderson since 1989, where Lyn serves along side him in various capacities such as 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School teacher, and Vacation Bible School director.

 
Kim James
kjames8250@gmail.com    

COURSES: 4th - 6th Grade Beginning Journalism,   4th Grade Science,   5th Grade Language Arts,   5th Grade Science,   6th Grade Science,   Biz Town (4th-6th),   Game Time!,   STEM Challenge,   Study Skills/Writing Workshop,   Think, Play, Learn!

Kim was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from Ball State with a degree in Communications in 1991. After college, Kim moved to Chicago where she lived for 17 years. While living and working in the city, she felt a strong desire to return to school to become a teacher. She went on to attend Northeastern Illinois University and earned her Illinois teaching license in 2000. For twelve years she taught a combined class of 5th/6th graders at a wonderful, small Christian school on the Northside of the city before moving to Indianapolis in 2012. Kim feels it is a blessing and a privilege to teach and looks forward to continuing to serve God as a Christian educator at Northpoint. She has a passion for teaching young adults and sharing her love of God with them. She is constantly looking for new and exciting ideas that will appeal to her pre-teen students. Using humor, excellent young adult literature, group assignments and hands-on activities has proven to be a successful way to keep students engaged, excited and ready to learn! Kim and her husband, Danny , have three children (11, 13, and 15) and they live in the Fishers/Geist area.

 
Jaime Lambert
mrslambertnorthpoint@gmail.com    

COURSES: 2nd Grade AM Block,   2nd Grade Fine Arts & Movement,   2nd Grade Passport to the World,   2nd Grade Science & Social Studies

Jaime received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from IUPUI. She worked in Lawrence township teaching elementary and middle school. Jaime has taught 2nd grade for Northpoint since the elementary school began. She loves making learning fun for the students and her favorite subjects to teach are Bible and science. Jaime appreciates individual learning styles and unique personalities in the classroom. Her classroom is usually involves fun while learning and she loves to laugh with the students. Jaime is married and blessed with 4 amazing children.

 
Heather Mayes
hjmayes@outlook.com    

COURSES: 4th-6th Grade Drama,   7th Grade Language Arts,   8th Grade Language Arts,   American Literature,   British Literature,   Grammar / Composition,   Journalism/Panther Press (HS),   Journalism/Panther Press (MS),   Think, Write, Learn!

Heather grew up in Fishers. She graduated from Heritage Christian High School after being primarily homeschooled throughout elementary and middle school. After high school, she went on to study at Anderson University where she majored in Theatre and English knowing that she would go on to pursue a license in education after graduation. Heather earned her teaching license through the Transition to Teaching program at IUPUI in 2010. She went on to marry her husband, Justin, and teach middle school language arts for the Brownsburg School Corporation for the next four years. During this time, she also coached cross-country and track and was a sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Heather has a passion for literature as well as a love for acting and speaking. She coached the speech team at Hamilton Southeastern High School for three years. Her other passions include spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at Life Centers, running, and enjoying God’s creation outdoors. She is very thankful to be teaching at Northpoint because it allows her to pursue her calling of being both a teacher and a mom.

 
Lora Schultze
lschultze5@gmail.com    

COURSES: 4th Grade Math,   4th-6th Grade Geography,   5th Grade Math,   6th Grade Math

Lora was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She accepted Christ at an early age and was blessed to attend a Christian School. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. After graduation, Lora accepted a faculty position at Walnut Ridge Baptist Academy in Waterloo, Iowa. She taught second grade for several years and enjoyed serving on the curriculum development committee. In 1999, Lora's husband accepted an associate pastor's position at Harbour Shores Church in Noblesville. Lora took several years off to stay home with her 3 children. She began teaching her children at home and had many opportunities to teach both at church and in homeschool groups. Lora loves spending time with her husband and children, planting flowers, and teaching ladies Bible studies and assisting her husband in his ministries at Harbour Shores Church. She is thankful for the blessing that Northpoint has been to her family and is excited for the opportunity to serve others through Northpoint.

 
Sharon Stohler
stohlersharon@gmail.com    

COURSES: 3rd Grade Advanced Composition and Literature,   3rd Grade AM Block,   3rd Grade Enrichment,   3rd Grade Exploring Chemistry,   3rd Grade Geography

Sharon grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Delaware, with an undergraduate degree in early childhood education. She taught preschool and first grade in a public school district, while pursuing her Masters degree in education from West Chester University. In 1996, their family relocated to Indiana. Sharon educated their two children at home and returned to teaching through a variety of home school co-ops. Surprises from the Lord led her husband into full-time ministry at Grace Community Church, and their family through the adoption of their third child from Liberia. Sharon is passionate about marriage and family, serving the poor and teaching kids the importance of written communication.

 
Angie Unruh
ajunruh@sbcglobal.net    

COURSES: 4th Grade Language Arts,   5th Grade Language Arts,   6th Grade Language Arts,   Conversational French I,   Etiquette for Today

Angie graduated from North Central High School here in Indianapolis. She then went on to Hillsdale College in Michigan, where she graduated with degrees in English, French, and Education. She taught first grade for six years at Traders Point Christian Academy. During the last few years, she has been tutoring students in language arts. Additionally, she has had the privilege of teaching creative writing, social studies, and geography at eQuip. Married to her husband, Jeff, for 5 years, she has been involved with women’s ministries at Grace Community Church and enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling with her husband.

 
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