Instructor Bios

  • Dana Carpenter - Dana Carpenter will be a new empty nester in the fall of 2019, having homeschooled her two children all the way through! Her daughter attends Howard Payne University majoring in biblical languages, and her son will be attending college (Lord willing and destination unknown as of this writing).Mrs. Carpenter graduated from the University of Texas … Continue reading Dana Carpenter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Melinda Banker - Melinda Banker is a believer in Jesus Christ, wife of Tom Banker, mother of Jamie Banker and a board-certified Speech Language Pathologist. Melinda was raised in Longview Texas where her father taught at LeTourneau University.  Melinda started her college years at LeTourneau (free tuition!) where she met her husband, Tom Banker.  Tom arrived at LeTourneau … Continue reading Melinda Banker
  • 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 13 years of teaching experience, covering a broad … Continue reading Michelle Nott
  • Patti Tamez - After graduating from Florida Bible College with a degree in education, Mrs. Patti 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 … Continue reading Patti Tamez
  • 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 an eleventh grader in 2019/2020.  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