HSML partners with credentialed and experienced teachers who work as independent contractors. HSML teachers adhere to a high standard of professionalism both in the communication of mathematical principles and in their relationships with the students and parents. Our teachers hold students accountable to excel in both their mathematical ability and in their growth and maturity as students, demonstrating increasing responsibility for their learning as they move into higher levels of coursework. We provide excellence but not conformity. Variation among teachers and their teaching styles should be expected.
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Brenda Barnett (teaching Math 9 Honors, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II and Honors Pre-Calculus) founded High School Math Live in 2013 and Singapore Math Live in 2015. Brent and Brenda homeschooled the four Barnett children from 2001-2022. Prior to homeschooling, she earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and holds a Lifetime Texas Teacher Certificate. She taught in Texas pubic high schools for 7 years.
Christy Edwards (teaching Honors Algebra I, AMP Algebra II, 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 25 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.
Kristin Hardymon (tutor) graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Mathematics from Indiana University. She completed her MS in Biochemistry from Purdue University. For the last 10 years, she has been teaching Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus at local homeschool cooperatives. She also enjoys privately tutoring students out of her home. She just launched her first homeschool graduate and enjoys homeschooling her remaining four children.
Debbie Jones(teaching AMP Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Tutor) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Georgia. She has over 30 years of experience teaching both in public schools and homeschool co-ops. She has a teaching certificate through the Association of Christian Schools International. She taught high school mathematics in public schools in Georgia for four years, then became a homeschooling mom. She taught her four children 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. Debbie joined HSML in February 2018.
Kara Leyerle (teaching Geometry, tutor) has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wheaton College. She has five years of teaching experience - three years in Texas public schools, and two years at a private Christian school. She currently holds secondary teaching certificates in the state of Texas. She was a homeschool student herself, and is excited to continue teaching math as a part of the HSML team.
Regina London(teaching Pre-Calculus, AMP Pre-Calculus, Honors Calculus I, AMP Honors Calculus I, AP® Calculus AB, AMP Honors Calculus II, and AP® Calculus BC) 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 held a certificate with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for 20 years. 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.
Debbie Pannell(Registrar and Tutor) graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences and an MA in Education. She holds a Lifetime Texas Teaching Certificate and is certified by the Association of Classical & Christian Schools. Debbie has 20 years of teaching experience in public, private, and home schools. She and her husband Mike live in Houston, TX, and have one son who is currently a sophomore at Ouachita Baptist University.
Whitney Skipper(teaching AMP 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, Pre-Algebra) 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 27 years have three boys, their oldest son, Brett, graduated from The University of Arkansas in May 2020 with a BS in Sports Management, he is now employed at their local church as a Missions Resident; Nick, the 2nd born son, attends Texas A & M Kingsville; where he plays baseball and is working on his industrial engineering degree; Sam graduated from high school this year and is undecided about what college to attend, so he will be taking classes at their local community college. This is Raegan's fifth year teaching Pre-Pre-Algebra with HSML.
Melissa Wyatt (teaching AMP Algebra I, AMP 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.