Instructor Profiles

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Albert, Laura

Architect
Laura Albert has nearly two decades of experience as a practicing architect. ...

Alonso, Lisa

High School Spanish
Lisa Alonso is the high school Spanish instructor for Compass. Lisa first ...

Andresen, Kati

Baking Instructor
Kati Andresen enjoys sharing her love of cooking, baking and crafting with ...

Atangana, Luc

Painting
Luc Atangana studied art at Christopher Newport University while completing his ...

Boyle, Dr. Karleen

Science
Dr. Karleen Boyle Sudol is the executive director of the Science Place, Inc., ...

Cassatt, Bette

Stage Combat, Wizards Workshop
Bette Cassatt is a professional actor and has been fight director for many ...

Chelf, David

Mathematics
David Chelf earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Shepherd ...

Coder Kids

Computer Coding
Coder Kids is a coding academy in McLean that offers more than four dozen ...

D'Cruz, Shona

Sculpture
Shona D’Cruz has been a hobby artist her entire life working in sculpture, ...

Denmark, Jeanniffer

Elementary Spanish
Jeanniffer Denmark is the Compass instructor for elementary Spanish. Jeannifer ...

Di Vietri, Natalie

Math, Psychology
Natalie Di Vietri is the Compass instructor for math and psychology classes. ...

Diederich, Kerry

Elementary Art
Kerry Diederich is the instructor for the Junior Arts Studio. Kerry has been ...

Dzema, Michelle

Creative Journalling
Michelle Dzema is a writer and photographer with a BA in Literature and Fine ...

Fencing Sports Academy

Fencing
Fencing Sports Academy is the premier epee and foil fencing club in the ...

Fisher, Alison

Modern Dance
Alison Fisher is a dance instructor Velocity Dance She has taught at Velocity ...

Frame, Daniel

American Sign Language (ASL)
Daniel Frame is currently an adjunct faculty member in American Sign Language ...

Fraser, Sarah

SAT/ACT Prep, Study Skills
Sarah Fraser founded Academic Coaching DC in 2007 where she develops individual ...

Frederick, Wyndy

Vocal Coach
Wyndy Frederick founded her vocal studio in Herndon after traveling the globe ...

Gardner, Hugh

History
Hugh Gardner is a historian and educator from Arlington, Virginia. Through his ...

Goll, Lori

Art
Lori Goll is the art instructor for drawing and pastel classes at Compass. Lori ...

Goodhart, Angela

Photography
Angela Goodhart is a professional photographer in Northern VA, specializing in ...

Grenier, Nick

Nature Quest
Nick Grenier is the naturalist who will be leading the Compass Nature Quest ...

Hamilton, Monifa

Debate, Public Speaking
Monifa “Mo” Hamilton has a passion for communications and leadership. She ...

Harmon, Judith

Acting
Judith Harmon earned a Bachelors Degree in Theater and Business Entrepreneurs...

Herman, Lorrie

Art
Lorrie Herman is an artist who has had a brush or pencil in her hand as long as ...

Herman, Tyler

Shakespeare
Tyler Herman is an actor, director, and teaching artist. He earned a Master of ...

Hickman, Karen

Writing
Karen Hickman is the cp-director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project at ...

Hughes, Dr. Erica

Art History
Dr. Erica Hughes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Temple University in ...

Hummer, Mike

Magic
Mike Hummer is a professional magician in the DC area. He performed full time ...

Kasturi, Sudhita

Science
Sudhita Kasturi has degrees in Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology from ...

Keen, Christine

Geography, Philosophy, World Affairs
Christine Keen is the instructor for experiential, hands-on humanities classes ...

Keenan, Dr. Kristin

Earth Science, Paleontology
Dr. Keenan creates such excitement about the material and has fostered a love for learning in my girls!

Knol, Taliesin

Dioramas, History
Taliesin Knol has nearly ten years of experience fabricating intricate histor...

Kosar, Melanie

Advanced Literature
Melanie Kosar is a local writer, author, and bibliophile. Melanie earned a ...

Mack, Diane

FUNctional Fitness (Homeschool PE)
Diane Mack is the coach of FUNctional Fitness (Homeschool PE) at Compass. She ...

Martin, Arthuretta

Public Speaking
Arthuretta Martin is the owner and President of Words and Melodies, LLC and the ...

McClain, Shannon

Homeschool Evaluator
Shannon McClain earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a ...

Murchie Beyma, Tia

Biology, Anthropology
Tia  Murchie Beyma is an instructor in anthropological topics for homeschool...

Muttardy, Kouthar

History, Civics
Kouthar Muttardy is the instructor for Hands On History and History Investiga...

Nyman, Mylene

Cooking, Mosaics
Mylène “Mimi” Nyman is the Compass instructor for culinary and mosaics ...

Olsen, Dr. Kathleen

Vet Science, Microbiology
Dr. Kathleen Olsen is a practicing veterinarian. She earned both her undergra...

Pinover, Edwige

French
Edwige Pinover is the instructor for French classes. Edwige is a native of ...

Play-Well TEKnologies

LEGO Engineering
Play-Well TEKnologies is the instructor for hands-on, LEGO-based engineering ...

Robot Works

Robotics, Electronics
Robot Works, LLC, is a small, veteran-owned business specializing in hands-on ...

Romano, Joe

Magic
Joe Romano is a professional magician and illusionist. He has performed at ...

Rook, Tim

Krav Maga Self Defense
Tim Rook is the owner and lead instructor at Premier Martial Arts in Manassas ...

Ross, Beth

Little Medical School Programs
Beth Ross is the northern Virginia franchise owner for Little Medical School, a ...

Russell, Penny

Puppet Theater
Penny Russell is a puppeteer based in the Metropolitan DC area.  She is a ...

Sanderson, Heather

Shakespeare
Heather Sanderson studied classical theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ...

Shackelford, Donna

Science
Donna Shackelford is the founder and president of Supernova Science. She has ...

Sharp, Anne

Writing, Literature
Anne Sharp is a writer, editor, and educator who graduated from The College of ...

Snow, Peter

Chess
Peter Snow is the instructor for Beginning Chess and Intermediate Chess. Peter ...

Soccer Shots

Preschool Soccer
Soccer Shots is a national program focused on youth soccer development. ...

Waldron, John

Acting
John Waldron is the instructor of acting classes at Compass. He also serves as ...

Woolsey, Patricia

Preschool Puppet Science
Patricia Woolsey, RDT, is both a professional drama coach and an instructor to ...

Zaklis, Elena

Social Skills Coach
Elena Zaklis is a BACB board certified and licensed Behavior Analyst in four ...

Program Coordinators

Jenny Grove-Bradshaw

Director
Jenny founded Compass Homeschool Classes in 2012, and has worked tirelessly to make it an excellent community in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area.

Jackie Elliott

Program Manager
Jackie has great ideas and is always ready to help out.

Basma Abdelmoneim

Program Manager
Basma Abdelmoneim is a Program Manager at Compass. Basma received her bachelo...

Laura Hammond

Webmaster
Laura keeps the Compass website running in between teachable moments with her five children.

Educational Partners

McPhail, Ian

Student Photographer
Ian A. McPhail is the Compass student photographer. He has been formally ...