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

  • 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."


Sarah Melchers - English 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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  • B.S. degree from Charleston Southern University 1982, Major: Chemistry, Minor: Biology
  • 1.5 years – National Marine Fisheries Service – Lab Technician
  • 15 years – Analytical Chemist for DHEC 
  • Extra course work: gas chromatography, spectral analysis, mass spectroscopy, pesticide & PCB analysis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, Precepts Bible courses 
  • Mrs. Schilling has been teaching since 2001 and has been with the MHSRC since its inception.
  • Courses taught:
    • Math: Pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, SAT Math Prep
    • Science: General Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology I & II, Introductory Chemistry, Chemistry I & II, Physics
  • Married - 3 children, Home schooling - 10 years
  • Christian, member of Lexington Baptist Church

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