Teaching Staff

Oak Grove is staffed by a team of professional educators who work as partners with our homeschool parents.  

Angie Simmons 
Lead Teacher - PreK
BA - Early Childhood Education, MS - Education, University of Tennessee

Kim Anderton 
Lead Teacher - PreK
BA - Elementary Education, Middle Tennessee State University

Kara Duckworth 
Assistant Teacher - PreK
BA – Historic Preservation, University of Mary Washington, MS – Teaching, Heritage University

McKenna Bradshaw 
Assistant Teacher - PreK
BA – Early Childhood Education, East Tennessee State University

Allyson Gibbons 
Lead Teacher - Kindergarten, Programs Director
BS - Child Development with Teacher Certification, Maryville College

Sondra Eikenberry 
Lead Teacher - Kindergarten
BA - Child Development and 
Learning, Maryville College

Debra Wolfe 
Assistant Teacher - Kindergarten
AS - Schoolcraft College

Lisa Anderson 
Lead Teacher - First Grade.
BS - Elementary Education, The University of Tennessee

Michelle Russell 
Assistant Teacher - First Grade.
BA - Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberty University

Mary Ellen Starmer 
Lead Teacher - Second Grade
BA - History, Hanover College, MS - Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky

Cinandra McCleery 
Lead Teacher - Second Grade
BSW – Indiana State University, MSW – University of Southern Indiana

Stacy Roddy 
Assistant Teacher - Second Grade
BS - Lab Medicine, The Medical University of South Carolina

Kimber Horenburg 
Lead Teacher - Third Grade and
Elementary School Director
BA - Applied Ecology, University of California Irvine

Lori Herbert 
Assistant Teacher – Second and Third Grade
BA - Psychology, Bryan College

Sarah Metcalf 
Lead Teacher – Fourth Grade
BA cum laude - Child Development & Learning, Maryville College

Taylor Loyer
Assistant Teacher – Fourth Grade
BS - Child Development, Ashford University, AS - Early Childhood ED, North Central State College

Cindi Rosenbaum 
Middle School Math and Science Teacher
BS - Biology, Penn State University

Stacy Pittman
Middle School English Teacher
BA - History, MS – Education, Old Dominion University

Erica Burse
Middle School English Teacher
BA – Sociology, College of William and Mary

Seth Moser
Middle School History, English Teacher
High School History Teacher

BS - Secondary Education, Crown College

Jenney Jackson 
Middle School Math and Science Teacher
BS – Early Childhood Education, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Elizabeth Smith 
Middle School/High School Math Teacher
BS - Secondary Education in Mathematics, Tennessee Tech University

Natalie Vaughn 
High School Biology Teacher
BS, BA – Biology, Chemistry, University of TN, Chattanooga, MS – Biology, Arizona State University

Administrative Staff

The Oak Grove Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM and by appointment. Our administrative staff members are eager to answer any questions you might have about our Co-op.

Stephen St John 
BS - Management, Covenant College, MA - Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary

Alana Harter 
Assistant Principal
BS - Elementary and Special Education, Bloomsburg University

Janice Williams 
Administrative Assistant
BS - Secondary Education, Tennessee Tech University

Carla Hagerman 
Admissions Director
BS - Human Ecology, The University of Tennessee

(865) 444-4574

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