Leah Hinds - Co-Director

Kristi Freeman - Co-Director


Laurie Lamb - Middle School English and High School Geography Teacher

  • Happily married to her college sweetheart, Jancer, for 22 years.

  • Has been home schooling her five children since 2003, whose ages are 10, 12, 14, 18, and 20.

  • Has a BA in Education from Carson-Newman University (1995) and has completed several masters courses in education.

  • Taught middle school English, Life Science, and Creative Writing at Irmo Middle School before haveing children.

  • Has written several curricula for children’s church programs and the curriculum for the creative writing class at Irmo Middle School.

  • Has taught at home school co-ops for 16 years with classes ranging from drama to Government and Economics. to literary analysis.

  • Is the director and founder of Lexington Homeschool Co-op.

  • Loves spending time with her family traveling, going to Carowinds, watching them play soccer and football, and going on dates with her husband.

  • Has enjoyed being a cheer coach for PAC and refereeing soccer.

  • Enjoys serving in the children’s ministry at her church, Radius Rocky Creek.

Melinda Boyle - High School English Teacher

Melinda's Picture.jpg
  • Married to Matthew Boyle; veteran home school mom to three college-age daughters and a middle school son.

  • Holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from USC.

  • Previously worked as a graphic designer and freelance writer; currently researches and writes about creativity, learning methods, and music.

  • Taught high school English and history at different homeschool co-ops for the past 10 years, creating personalized curriculum to meet the college prep needs of each class.

  • Teaches violin lessons; coordinates the Shandon Fiddlers and the Shandon Kid’s Choir.

  • Splits church time between First Baptist Columbia and Shandon Baptist, serving in multiple ministries from music and media to Deaf, special needs adults, and children/youth.

Kristi Freeman - High School Math Teacher

  • Happily married to Jay Freeman for 22 years.

  • Homeschools two children who both take/took classes at MHSRC.

  • Member of Watershed Fellowship.

  • BS Degree in Mathematics Teaching from Clemson University (1994).

  • Taught high school math at LE High and Fort Mill High for 5 years before having children.

  • Has tutored and taught math classes in a home setting for 10+ years.

Katherine Schilling - Science Teacher

  • Married (Robert Schilling), home schooled 3 daughters (grown), attends Lake Murray Baptist Church

  • 1982 BS major: Chemistry, minor: Environmental Biology, Charleston Southern University

  • 1983-1984 Lab Technician, National Marine Fisheries Service

  • 1984-2001 Analytical Chemist, SC Dept Health & Environmental Control

  • 2001- present Science Instructor, MHSRC

  • Currently pursuing MEd in STEM Interdisciplinary Studies

Mari Fontana - Spanish Teacher

Mari's Picture.jpg
  • Married to Salvatore Fontana.

  • Mother to 5 children ages 19, 16, 14, 10, and 8.

  • Homeschooling family for 14 years.

  • Born in Curitiba, Brazil and raised in Miami, Florida.

  • Speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese and English.

  • Translated for international conferences for companies such as Panasonic until the age of 23.

  • Has taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3, and other various classes in homeschool co-op settings for the last 5 years.

Please keep your e-mail addresses and telephone numbers current with the MHSRC administrator and your student’s instructors.

Email will be our primary method of communication with parents and students. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail often for important notices or updates from the administrator or the instructors.