Dekalb Christian Home Educators

Instructors

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After realizing that she had been mistracked in middle school due to the predominant race and class of her elementary school, Dr. LaTasha Jones Adams vowed to be a voice in the fight towards ending educational inequity. She began teaching as a Teach for America Corps Member with the Atlanta Public Schools. Since then she has been a Middle School and Elementary School Principal, Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator, Educational Research Associate, Assistant Professor among other distinctive roles. Dr. Adams is also a member of several advisory boards and professional organizations and all while founding a non-profit that focuses on educational equity and advocacy through literacy. In 2020, she was named a Georgia Teaching Fellow representing Clayton State University in the University System of Georgia’s year-long program. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction/Urban Education from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a Master of Education in Teaching Excellence from Cambridge College; Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion from Spelman College. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, Zoe.

 



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I am Keicha Barnum but to my students, I am Mrs. B. Ordinarily I would be referred to as the founder of BCR TechED, however, those who know me would probably say that the title of an architect would be more fitting. I have used my degree, certifications in technology and design, and experience in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur to design a more impactful framework for STEAM education that teaches students to learn by “doing”. For more than 10 years I have partnered with talented instructors, created innovative hands-on curricula, and brought the coolest technology to students who have never used a 3D printer, coded a drone, or even dreamed of creating a 3D animation. The result – is a blueprint for a uniquely geeky educational community equipped to inspire the next generation of STEAM professionals.


 


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Soke ́ Dr. Campbell is a native of Louisiana where He was born, raised, and began His journey in the Martial Arts as a very young child like many. But due to the class cost was not able to continue at that time. But as soon as He got His very first job as a young Teen; He has been consistent without fail every day/week/month/year since then. Earning Degrees/Dan's of Black Belt rank, teaching and training Others, etc... He founded Kokoro-Bushi-Do (KBD) KEMPO KEMPO-Holistic, a Karate for Christ member school, in 1997; which has a 5 Star Rating on Google and Facebook. He transitioned to the Atlanta, Ga. area in 2002, where He established Kokoro-Bush-Do Kempo Karate as a 501c3 Community Organization officially filed and registered in the state of GA. since 2003. He has been blessed to receive many Heartfelt awards, acknowledgments, and accolades throughout the years. He is a truly genuine and sincere Humanitarian, down to the very Nature, Core, and Essence of His existence in life.


 


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Adrianna is the Resident Chef in the Cauthen household. She loves to cook and bake and is the host of a YouTube channel called ‘Cooking at the Cauthen’s’, where she shows people how to make and bake delicious dishes.  In addition to her cooking talents, Adrianna is an accomplished Pianist, who attends Clayton State University as a music major.  She has performed numerous times and won several music awards. She also owns and operates The Cauthen Piano Studio in Decatur, Georgia, and has been teaching private and group piano lessons for the past three years.

 


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Jenelle is a Bible-believing wife to a wonderful husband, mom of many, Homemaker, Home Educator, and Adjunct Professor. Jenelle received her Bachelors in Computer Information Systems and a Masters in Computer Science. She served as a Computer Science and Software Engineering Practitioner for several years prior to focusing on homeschooling. She is passionate about exposing underrepresented K-12 youth to STEM disciplines and making STEM education opportunities accessible for all learners. She has also served as a Lecturer to several institutions of higher learning throughout the U.S. She is honored to serve part time as an Affiliate Faculty of Computer Science at Colorado Christian University since 2011. She loves spending time with her family, organizing, cooking, traveling, Bible Studies, and encouraging women, youth, and children. She and her family are active members of Annistown Road Church. 


 


Camille Dorsey is a lifelong caretaker and educator. For as long as she can remember, she's been babysitting and caring for the children of family members, friends and neighbors.  Camille graduated with a B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. Camille has served as a Pre-K and 1st Grade Teacher, Homeschool Educator, Math and English Tutor (K - 12th grade), School Room Parent, Children's Ministry Leader and Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader. In addition to these roles, she is the owner-operator of Kids' Summit Parents' Day Out. She has been married to her husband for 18 years and loves spending time with her family and friends and visiting Stone Mountain Park! Camille aspires to see children learn and grow. Her belief is that young children learn best in child-centered environments where they can play and engage in educational hands-on activities. 




 


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Nicole is a Home Education Advocate, Homeschooling Mother of four children, Wife, Homeschool Mentor, and former STEM Coach of Robotics and Science Olympiad. She is focused on providing family support to achieve academic and developmental goals. She also serves her community as Georgia Ambassador and/or Volunteer Lobbyist for the Home Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).  

 



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Genesis Huguley is an artistic, nature-loving, and active young adult with a bright future ahead of herself. She loves to paint and enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys walks in the park and gardening. Growing up, she'd always deal with the pressure of attending college but later on realized that it wasn't her calling. She went on to be certified by "GeorgiaBest" in hopes of being accepted into university. Seeing all of her classmates enjoy "Campus Life" almost led her unto making a decision that she'd later on regret. She is grateful that she made a decision to seek Christ and go wherever he tells her to go. Genesis is an aspiring Homemaker who hopes to reach the hearts of many women in the future while embarking on a journey of virtuosity and femininity 

 


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Vanita is an exercise enthusiast. She enjoys swimming and reading when not working out. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St Louis and her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.  The mother of two and wife for more than two decades lives in DeKalb County.  Vanita is also a healthcare provider, studio owner, and insurance professional when not shaping young bodies and souls.  She looks forward to working with your youth.  “You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.“ -I Corinthians 6:19


 



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Señora Brandee Martin is an Author, Poet, Organizer, Communal Leader, Advocate, and the CEO and Founder of The Blassingame Academy LLC. Having an educational background in Child development and then certified under the State of Georgia, as a Director of Childcare Centers, Brandee Martin has proven that advocacy and the welfare of children, are not just attributes of her profession, they are also the principles of her purpose. Through her vocation, she has been able to teach and resource the multidimensional needs of all children; having a profound concentration for those with special needs, and communication distinction, as Brandee also brings over 20 years of proficiency in Spanish to her specialty.  Website: The Blassingame Academy

Also accepting payments via CashApp:$MsBJMartin (Brandee Martin) 770-309-5913
PayPal:https://www.paypal.me/teachmetoo (Friends & Family Option)
Email: theblassingameacademy@gmail.com

 



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Grazonté believes that reading is a vehicle to understanding yourself and the world around you, and grammar gives you a first-class seat on that journey. As a Home Educator, she exhibits this philosophy to her students while her vision and patience allow her to fulfill the roles of teacher, mentor, and motivator with compassion. She wears many hats and has several years of professional experience in leadership, management, training, and administration from satisfying careers as a Certified Internal Auditor, Human Resources Professional Consultant, and Entrepreneur. She is a proud alumna of Howard University (Business Administration), and currently co-operates family business By Faith Consulting & Services as an Editor. She is a long-time, active member of New Life Church (Decatur) and her other favorite interests include traveling (especially world schooling!), volunteering, and watching Jeopardy! on any given day with her family. Class scripture: "Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge." - Proverbs 18:15

 


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Michelle Shaw received her B.A. in Economics from Harvard College in 1985 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989. She practiced law in Massachusetts for six years before she chose to focus on homeschooling her five children.  Three of her children have graduated from college and the last two are currently attending college.  Michelle has taught teenagers in various capacities for over 20 years. She has taught at Eastside/LAC for eight years and serves as President Emeritus of Dekalb Christian Home Educators. She is married to Dr. Alan Shaw, a tenured Professor in Computer Science at Kennesaw State University and the pastor of Christ First Community Church in Snellville.


 


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Jessica Taylor has been teaching in various settings for 20 years. She received her B.A. in History from Hiram College, continued History and Education coursework at Case Western Reserve University, and has completed the Director's Training for the State of Georgia.   She works with ESL students during the summer and has completed the TESOL course through The Global Leadership Academy to teach English as a Second Language.  She currently offers tutoring & school break camps through her business, Thrive Preparatory Academy.  She loves all things that pertain to History, but thoroughly enjoys teaching all subjects! She and her husband have the awesome privilege of homeschooling their 3 children. She and her family are devoted followers of Christ at The Faith Church of Atlanta.

 


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An avid reader and a lover of books, Kimberly does all that she can to encourage a new generation of readers to explore the vast and wonderful world of literature. It is her hope that by promoting early exposure to quality classics, historical content, social justice resources, and contemporary stories, youth will gain a better understanding of the community around them, as well as an appreciation for the world at large. Kimberly is a graduate and scholar of Tuskegee University. She has worked as a Pediatric OT, an Educational Consultant, a Client Advocate, and a Program Coordinator for greater than 20 years. As a Homeschool Educator, she strives to equip students with knowledge and to instill a love of learning within them.  She identifies herself as a follower of Jesus Christ, a Bible study enthusiast, and a pursuer of truth. She and her family worship and serve at the Church of Christ at Bouldercrest in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 


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Dr. Lana Teko-Ahatefou is a Freelance Violist and Teacher in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  She is in demand for adjudication, clinics and master classes in Metro Atlanta, at Valdosta State University and for the Alabama chapter of the American String Teachers Association.  An avid Chamber Musician and Enthusiast, Lana coaches chamber music in June for At First Sight Chamber Music Workshop and performs with Sage String Quartet.  Upon completion of her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at Florida State University, she taught orchestra in the Cobb County School System for four years, completed a Masters of Music in Viola Performance at Georgia State University and a Doctors of Musical Arts in Viola Performance at the University of Alabama.  Dr. Teko-Ahatefou has maintained a private teaching studio and performed in regional symphony orchestras since 1998.  She currently resides in Tucker, GA with her husband and two children.