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
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
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
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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