Brenda Barnett is the founder of High School Math Live and has homeschooled the four Barnett children since 2001. Prior to homeschooling, she earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and holds a Lifetime Texas Teacher Certificate. Brenda taught in Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston-area public high schools.
Joy Combs has a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in secondary education from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. She has held teaching certificates in Kentucky and New Hampshire with a permanent certificate from Massachusetts. She has spent 20 years in the classroom in both private and public high schools. Before joining HSML in 2014, she taught in a Christian school developing the mathematics department from the school’s opening to becoming the department head and lead math teacher.
Christy Edwardsholds a Lifetime Texas Teacher Certificate. She graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from Howard Payne University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston. After teaching Jr. High & High School math in Texas public schools, she was recruited into the tutoring and test preparation industry where she was promoted to Director of the Houston Area. Christy was part of HSML from the beginning!
Rhonda Ellis graduated from Howard Payne University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a focus in mathematics for junior high, including Algebra 1. She holds a lifetime Texas teaching certificate, and has been teaching for a total of 19 years.
Suzi Gearheart has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in mathematics from Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, TX. She has spent over a decade tutoring students in mathematics in all levels K-12. From 2008-2010 she was at SHSU assisting PhD Smith in research specific to combinatorics and algebra while presenting her findings all over the country. She invested 3 additional years at SHSU teaching developmental math courses, Precalculus, and College Algebra. During the 2014-2015 school year, Suzi was recruited by her daughter's gymnastics training center to teach highly skilled and motivated gymnasts through NCAA accredited Bridgeway Academy. A family move placed Suzi, for a brief semester in 2015, teaching geometry at a public high school. Shortly after, she decided that her heart was in home education. Since then, Suzi spends her time homeschooling her own children, being a consultant to other families pursuing home education, and private instruction in subjects including, but not limited to, Kinder math, 3rd grade math, 4th grade math, 5th grade math, 6th grade math, Algebra I, Precalculus, and SAT Prep.
Tristan Harveyhas a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from BIOLA University. He proceeded to teach public high school in Houston, Texas as well as serving as a Youth Pastor for over 10 years. He and his family now live overseas where he has been teaching as a Junior High & High School math and science teacher for a large International School, following Cambridge & IB curriculum. He is certified with both the Texas School Board and as an International Baccalaureate (IB) teacher. He has also enjoyed a career as a Swimming & Water Polo coach.
Debbie Jones is a teaching veteran of 33 years, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Georgia. She taught high school mathematics in public schools in Georgia for four years, then became a homeschooling mom. She taught her four children from pre-school through twelfth grade, and all four graduated from the Academy of Home Education through Bob Jones University with honors. While she enjoys teaching in the classroom, she also enjoys meeting the individual needs of the student in one-on- one tutoring, adapting her teaching methods to the individual, and continuing to teach a concept until it is mastered.
Regina London has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master of Arts in Educational Media from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She taught in North Carolina’s public school system for 29 years and currently holds a NC teaching certificate in secondary mathematics and certificate with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She taught Advanced Placement Calculus for 17 years with great student success in both AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC and joined the HSML team in 2016.
Raegan Wolff graduated Northeastern State University (Okla) with a BS in Education (Elementary-Jr. High). She has since taught in public schools in Texas, tutored many middle school students, taught home school classes, and home schooled her own children. Raegan and her husband of 24 years have three boys, two have graduated and one is starting high school this year.