Instructor Bios

  • Adriana Brock - Adriana Brock was born and raised in México.  She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Monterrey. She met her husband Luke in Guadalajara, Mexico where he had moved to learn Spanish.  After marrying she moved to the Dallas area. Mr. and Mrs. Brock have been married … Continue reading Adriana Brock
  • Alisha Carranza - Alisha Carranza was born and raised in the Garland area.  She graduated in 2006 from Richland College with an Associate of Arts, and then again in 2013 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.  Mrs. Carranza currently works part-time as a nurse in the Baylor system.  She met … Continue reading Alisha Carranza
  • Diana Oudin - Mrs. Oudin was home-schooled in Paraguay, South America by her missionary parents. In 1980, she married Bob Oudin and moved to Texas so that he could attend Dallas Theological Seminary. Mrs. Oudin home-schooled her own children all the way from Kindergarten through 12th grade. All of her children are now college graduates! Diana has taught … Continue reading Diana Oudin
  • Gina Fedderson - Gina Fedderson received a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine in 1991 and a Master of Education and a Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential from UCLA in 1992.  She taught in the lower elementary grades for seven years, and she also served as an Early Intervention Literacy Program Coordinator and Master Teacher.  She … Continue reading Gina Fedderson
  • Janet Rogers - Janet Rogers lived in the Netherlands for fourteen years where she attended Dutch schools and learned the language. When she moved back to the U.S. at age 22 she became a Christian later that year. She takes her walk with Christ seriously and thus wants to have integrity all she does. She liked to draw … Continue reading Janet Rogers
  • Joanna Hatton - Raised in Zambia, Africa as the child of medical missionaries, Mrs. Joanna Hatton was educated in mission boarding schools before moving to the US to attend college.  She has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Counseling, a MDiv. equivalency and is working on completing her doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Development. Married to Bryan, they … Continue reading Joanna Hatton
  • Julie Taylor - Mrs. Taylor graduated from East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  She moved to the Dallas area, worked in accounting,  met and married her husband of 30 years, Jerry, from McKinney, Texas. They have a son and daughter who are working and attending college. She homeschooled her … Continue reading Julie Taylor
  • Leslie Pecena - Leslie Pecena brings 25 years of teaching experience to the classroom. She started as a math teacher in 1990 at Agnew Middle School in Mesquite, teaching a variety of students from struggling to gifted. When her first child was born in 1995, Leslie left the public schools and began her homeschool career. She has been … Continue reading Leslie Pecena
  • Licia Holloman - Licia Holloman has a BA degree in English from San Jose State University. She recently joined the CERC family in Fall 2015 but spent the previous five years teaching at the University Model School, Wylie Preparatory Academy.  Prior to teaching at WPA, she home schooled her three children K-8th grade.  Thankfully, she  has been able … Continue reading Licia Holloman
  • Lori O’Day - Lori O’Day came to know the Lord at the age of 4, and is grateful for the godly influence of her mother, grandparents, and youth pastor. She attended public school in Michigan and excelled at Spanish and music. After graduating from high school, she studied music education at Wayne State University in Detroit, then transferred … Continue reading Lori O’Day
  • Michelle Nott - Mrs. Nott is a graduate of the US Army Academy of Health Sciences. She is married to Jeff and mother of four children. Her youngest two are still at home. She enjoys homeschooling and the process of unlocking the potential of each child. Mrs. Nott has over 10 years of teaching experience, covering a broad … Continue reading Michelle Nott
  • Nikki Lux - Nikki Lux is an American Sign Language interpreter certified by the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters at the advanced level. She received her training from Tarrant County College in 2013 and completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2017. She also holds degrees from the Dallas County Community College District … Continue reading Nikki Lux
  • Patti Tamez - After graduating from Florida Bible College with a degree in education, Mrs. Tamez began teaching in Texas as a home school mother. After years of teaching both her own children and others (in a co-op), she started teaching at CERC. Mrs. Tamez has taught a variety of subjects (including seven distinct science subjects during her … Continue reading Patti Tamez
  • Shelli Girdler - Shelli Girdler brings 25 years of teaching experience to the classroom.  Mrs. Girdler served as a public educator for 21 years before changing to homeschool with her son.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Literature and History and Masters degree in Educational Administration.  While working in the public schools, Mrs. Girdler  worked with students in … Continue reading Shelli Girdler
  • Susan Swiggart - Susan Swiggart attended John Brown University. She has been married to Jeff for 23 years. Mrs. Swiggart homeschooled both of her children who are now grown. As a new empty-nester, she feels blessed to be able to continue to teach homeschoolers. She has taught a variety of subjects in several co-ops over the last 13 … Continue reading Susan Swiggart
  • Tabitha Berry - Tabitha Berry grew up in south Georgia and committed herself to faithfully follow Christ at the age of 18.  She graduated from Arlington Baptist College, Arlington, Texas, in 1993 with a degree in Bible/Education.  For five years, she taught at Texas Christian Academy in Arlington, Texas.  She has homeschooled both of her children, one of … Continue reading Tabitha Berry
  • Tina Castro - Tina Castro and her husband have been married for thirty years and have three daughters.  Two of them were home schooled right through high school graduation and have gone on to excel in college.  Their youngest  daughter will be a tenth grader in 2018/2019.  Tina home schooled her daughters for sixteen years, participating in various … Continue reading Tina Castro
  • Toni Skipalis - Toni was brought up in a loving Christian home her entire life.  She was raised to put God first and try to live her life as he would want her to live.  She has been married to her husband Mark for twenty one years and has three children.  Toni received her Bachelor of Business Administration … Continue reading Toni Skipalis
  • Tresa Long - Tresa Long has been happily married to Steve, a Civil Engineer, for 37 years and God has blessed them with 9 children they adore. One of her favorite verses relates to God’s marvelous work in her life since she was told she might not ever be able to conceive. It is Psalm 126:3  "The Lord hath … Continue reading Tresa Long
  • Wendy Ray - Mrs. Ray graduated with a Bachelor’s in Arts and Performance from The University of Texas at Dallas. She majored in Photography and Education.  She student taught at several schools and has taught at CERC for a little over 2 years. She also has done private tutoring. Wendy was born with a severe hearing loss, but … Continue reading Wendy Ray