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Brenda Barnett (teaching Honors Algebra II and Honors Pre-Calculus) 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.
Christy Edwards (teaching Honors Algebra I and Algebra II) holds 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(teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra I) 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 21 years. She has experience teaching elementary math, junior high math, and Algebra 1. She has also tutored students in Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2, and College Algebra.
Debbie Jones(teaching Pre-Algebra) is a teaching veteran of 34 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. Debbie joined HSML in February 2018 as a tutor and began teaching classes at HSML in Fall 2018.
Kim Kirby(teaching Algebra I and Honors Geometry) earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science with minors in both Mathematics and Statistics from Colorado State University in 1986. Upon graduation, she moved to Houston to work for NASA in the Missions Operations Directorate/Training Division as an Aerospace Technologist. She trained astronauts and flight controllers on the Shuttle’s communications systems, the Space Station’s command and data handling systems, and worked in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory as a flight hardware coordinator. In 2001, she resigned from NASA in order to help her husband as senior pastor and homeschool their three children. The Kirbys have a passion for mission work and have enjoyed serving on many short-term projects in Burma, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Nicaragua. In 2010, she accepted a position with a homeschool "school" as the Mathematics Department head and lead instructor. For the past nine years, her teaching has included middle and high school math classes (pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and calculus). Mrs. Kirby also instructs both Beginning and Intermediate Algebra at the local junior college.
Regina London(teaching Pre-Calculus, Honors Calculus, and AP® Calculus AB, Honors Calculus II) 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.
Whitney Skipper(teaching Geometry) graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a teaching certificate in the state of South Carolina. She and her husband homeschooled their four children for sixteen years, each of whom have now graduated and are pursuing or have completed degrees on the college level. For the past twelve years, her teaching has included middle and high school math classes, either in private tutoring, homeschooling, or classroom settings. She especially loves teaching geometry and is excited to share that amazing field of study with HSML students.
Raegan Wolff(teaching Pre-Pre-Algebra, Consumer Math) graduated Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) with a BS in Education (Elementary-Jr. High). She has since taught in public schools in Texas, tutored many middle school and high school students, taught home school classes, and home schooled her own children. Raegan and her husband of 26 years have three boys, their oldest son, Brett, graduated from The University of Arkansas in May 2020 with a BS in Sports Management; Nick, the 2nd born son, attends Blinn College where he plays baseball, and Sam will be a junior in high school, he is home schooled. This is Raegan's third year teaching Pre-Pre-Algebra with HSML.
Melissa Wyatt (teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, and Statistics)graduated in 2003 from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Mathematics and a minor in English. She certified first in Texas to teach 8-12 grade math, later updating her certificate to teach 4-8 grade math as well. After teaching middle school and high school math in Texas for 11 years, she moved to Massachusetts where she homeschooled her children for two years, joining a homeschool co-op, transitioning later to teach math/science at a private school in Wayland, MA. She is now back in Texas and is excited about focusing her efforts with HSML.
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