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 having 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.

Sarah Smith - High School English Teacher

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  • Born and raised in South Carolina as the 2nd oldest of 12 children. 

  • Home schooled all the way up through high school, graduating from AAHE with honors in 2013.  

  • Attended USCA where she graduated in 2017 with a BA in English and a minor in creative writing.

  • During her undergrad career, she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta – English Honors Society, and worked as a tutor in the Student Writing Center, assisting students with writing assignments within all subjects.

  • Since graduating, Sarah has worked as a lead teacher at Lake Murray Presbyterian Day School, and then as the middle school English teacher at Lexington Homeschool Co-op.

  • Has experience tutoring children with special needs and different learning abilities; ranging from dyslexia to downs syndrome.

  • Active member of Kittiwake Baptist Church

  • Hobbies include traveling, camping, meal prepping, and serving the less fortunate.

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

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  • 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.

Angela Farthing - Middle School Teacher

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  • Married to Troy Farthing for 21 years

  • Mother of Conner, who attends USC, and Kendell, who is homeschooled and takes classes at MHSRC

  • BS in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education

  • Taught in elementary schools in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina from 1998 - 2019 

  • Special education teaching experience

  • Member of Palmetto Church of Christ

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