Meet Our Instructors
Ashley is a history major with several years of teaching experience and also works part–time as a writing tutor at Lanier Technical College. Despite being a history major, Ashley has a great love for writing. She has participated in and won National November Writing Month several times, enjoys writing screenplays and fantasy novels, and beta–reads for other writers. As a teacher, she hopes to encourage an appreciation for and an understanding of good writing, mainly because both are quickly becoming lost arts. Ashley is also a history geek who has a particular fondness for Medieval history. When not teaching or writing stories, Ashley also enjoys astronomy, doing random research, music, critiquing bad writing, spending time with her family, and LARPing in a low-fantasy Medieval world.
Michelle homeschooled three children over twenty years and concurrently taught classes in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, earth science, and physical science at Geneva Academy (Buford, GA; 5 years) and Covenant Homeschool Co–op (Buford, GA; 20 years). In teaching the sciences, Michelle hopes to impart God's love and care for creation in His marvelous design, sustaining power, and even the humor and joy reflected in all His creatures. She is an avid bird watcher and gardener, enjoys hiking, visiting national parks, and prefers taking her own wildlife photos for class presentations. She has visited 46 of the 71 ecosystems in the state of Georgia, often accompanied by her students, and aspires to see the other 25. Michelle and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 35 years and have four grandchildren.
A native of Danielsville, GA, Taylor is passionate about offering a self–conscious Christian education at the level of the local church so that her children will not go out into the world unequipped, uninformed, and unprepared. Taylor has extensive teaching experience, both in music and in the classroom. He graduated from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Taylor is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving as a minister of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Royston, GA. He lives in Danielsville, GA, with his wife, Sophia. When not teaching, Taylor enjoys reading, playing with his pets, and researching random topics.