Staff


ADMINISTRATION

Kathy Melchers - Administrator, Pre-Algebra and Art Teacher

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Kathy.Melchers@gmail.com

  • Happily married to Joseph Melchers for 33 years.
  • Six children – five boys and one girl ages 30-17 (five of whom have attended Clemson University after taking classes at the MHSRC), two daughters in-law and one beautiful granddaughter.
  • Home educator for 25 years.
  • Member of Lexington Presbyterian Church.
  • BA degree in General Business from Georgia Southern University.
  • Midlands Home School Resource Center Board of Directors 2003-Present.
  • Midlands Home School Resource Center Director 2009-Present.
  • Pre-Algebra teacher at MHSRC for years 2013-to present
  • Art teacher at MHSCR 2017-present


INSTRUCTORS


Carol Tripp - Spanish Teacher

Trippcook@aol.com

  • Master of Arts, University of SC, Linguistics (concentration in 2nd Language Acquisition) 
  • TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), University of SC
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of SC, French (major) & Spanish (minor)

Work History:

  • English as a 2nd Language Instructor, Richland 1 Adult Education (2017-present)
  •  Spanish Instructor, USC (2015)
  •  Instructor, English Program for Internationals, USC (2014)
  • Spanish I-IV, French I-III, Introduction to Linguistics & Conversational Spanish, MHSRC (since 2003)
  • Foreign Language Instructor at various private schools in Columbia (1982-2012)
  • Developed and implemented after-school foreign language program for Leaphart Elementary School, Columbia (mid 1980’s)

Mrs. Tripp and her husband have been married for 36 years. They have 3 adult children (whom they homeschooled for 9 years) and 2 grandchildren.

Page Fletcher - Middle School Teacher

PageFletcher2012@gmail.com

  • B.A. degree from Converse College Double Major - Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • 6 hours of German at the Goethe Institute in Rothenberg, Germany
  • 3 hours graduate work in Gifted and Talented Education
  • Teacher certifications from South Carolina and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • 2 years directing a tutorial program - Spartanburg, SC 
  • 4 years teaching Gifted and Talented Education at Edgewood Middle School in Ninety-Six, SC 
  • 4 years teaching at Richard Winn Academy
  • Founder, administrator, curriculum coordinator, and teacher of Christian Liberty Classical School in Winnsboro, SC 
  • 1999-2003 Trained to teach writing using the Institute for Excellence in Writing 
  • Attended the 1999 Association of Classical and Christian Schools National Conference 
  • Attended the 2003 Logos School Summer Teacher Training: Secondary Track Summer 
  • 2003 – 2011 Home schooled two daughters
  • 2004 – Present Taught a variety of classes at MHSRC
  • Married - 2 children, one grandchild

"Not only is teaching homeschoolers at the Midlands Home School Resource Center my calling, it is my passion and joy as I am blessed to share my gifts with such amazing people."


Lauren Clifton Rachel Hust - English II, III, and IV Teacher

Lauren Clifton, a Lexington native, is excited to begin her first year of teaching English at MHSRC! She holds a B.A. in Theology from Anderson University and is passionate about helping students grow in their understanding of English grammar and literature from a biblical perspective. Lauren has six years of experience teaching and discipling high school students and is thrilled to be able to combine her love for English and ministry at MHSRC. She believes the Bible teaches that words are deeply valued by God and that believers should honor Him in the way they communicate. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading (particularly C.S. Lewis and Jane Austen), taking road trips, translating biblical Greek (yes, for fun), and spending time with her newborn nephew, Theodore.

Rachel Hust - English I Teacher

Education

  • Clemson University Graduate School. Phi Kappa Phi, Summa cum Laude              Clemson, SC
    • Master of Arts in English 2015 - Early American Literature, 4.0 GPA
  • Clemson University. Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum Laude                                          Clemson, SC
    • Bachelor of Arts in English 2012 - Major: English, 3.93 GPA ~ Minor: Creative Writing: 4.0 GPA
  • Home Schooled  K-12 - Attended MHSRC from 2003-2008

Achievements and Societies

  • AMSA Golden Apple Award (2016) – MUSC First Year Student Body Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2015)
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2012)
  •  Winner of Clemson University’s Phi Beta Kappa’s 2012 Roger B. Rollin Essay Award

 Work Experience

  • 2015-Present    Medical University of South Carolina, Basic Sciences Curriculum Coordinator I , Charleston, SC
  • 2015-Present    KLMC Marketing, Professional Content/Copy Writer & Social Media Coordinator, Atlanta, GA
  • 2014-2016       Lily Bishop Novels, Professional Editing, Freelance , Charleston, SC
  • 2013-2015       Clemson University English Department, College-level Lecturer                              Clemson, SC
  • - Taught four sections of Accelerated Composition with a focus on multimodal communication and rhetoric
  • - Graduate Instructor for Dr. Jonathan Beecher Field (co-taught sophomore level literature and composition course)
  • 2014-2015       Clemson University Board of Trustees, Research Assistant,  Clemson, SC
  • 2012-2013       Northside Christian Academy, Lexington, SC
  • - Middle and High School English & Language Arts Teacher

Kristie Freeman - High School Math Teacher

jnkFreeman@live.com

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  • Happily married to Jay Freeman for 21 years.
  • Homeschools two children who both take classes at MHSRC.
  • Member of Lexington Presbyterian Church.
  • 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

schillrk@yahoo.com

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  • 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

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