Middle School Instructors

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HEED desires to assist home educating parents by locating and securing qualified Christian independent expert instructors who are passionate about their subject to enrich a home education program. The parent ultimately remains the teacher.  The HEED instructor is a facilitator, instructing the student in class, while the parent oversees and leads the student during the week.

 

HEED instructors include lawyers, scientists, engineers, pastors, college professors, psychologists, accountants, high school teachers, and more.  Real life experience combined with an excellent grasp of the subject, and a passion to pour into the next generation are the characteristics that make HEED instructors the best! 

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Giovana Cavarretta Civics / Fianance / US Geography)  (gcavarretta7@gmail.com)

Giovana Cavarretta is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a wife and mother of three.  She has been blessed to be homeschooling her children since preschool.  She was born and raised in Lima, Perú and moved to the United States as a teenager. Having experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to learn another language, she desires to help students learn to communicate in Spanish while having fun in the process. Mrs. Cavarretta is an experienced Spanish teacher and has enjoyed teaching Spanish to homeschool students of all ages for the past 10 years.  She attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  

Deb Grant (English B/C) (debg1919@gmail.com)

Deb is a Chicago native and has been in Boca Raton since 2000 with her husband, Bill, and two daughters, Nicole and Lauren – who were schooled at Spanish River Christian School through middle school and Boca Christian High School.  Deb has a corporate human resource and training background as well as teaching background.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from DePaul University and a Masters in Human Resources and Training from Loyola University, both faith-based institutions in Chicago.  Her second career in teaching began 14 years ago when she earned her teaching certification in English grades 5-12 and completed education course work at Florida Atlantic University.  She taught middle school English and writing development at Spanish River Christian School for 13 years and recently began a new chapter as an educational consultant and tutor.  Her mission is equipping others to achieve excellence by serving with integrity and dedication. 

Mary Jones (Science / Critical Thinking) (maryjammin1204@gmail.com)

Mary Jones has been Homeschooling her six children for nearly 20 years running and they have attended HEED over the past 10 years.  She has four children in college and her last daughter is in high school. She met her husband, Ashley Jones, in Gainesville where they both attended University of Florida. Mary graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. She is passionate about teaching science and her critical thinking class is a favorite among students at Heed. Her lively teaching style is also interactive and fun! 

 
Jeannette Lehmann (studiojs@yahoo.com) Art
Jeannette learned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She spent many years working as a freelance illustrator for clients such as The City of Miami Chamber of Commerce and The Jackie Gleason Theater. She also worked as an in house graphic designer for Georgetown University’s alumni association. There, she collaborated with other illustrators, photographers and designers to publish various materials for the alumni community. For the past 8 years, Jeannette has been homeschooling her 4 children. She is excited to work with HEED middle schoolers in the hopes of inspiring a love for art.
Seth Lowrey (Computer) (slowrey@sentsoftware.com)

Seth Lowrey received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Mississippi in 1991 and graduated with honors. He has worked as a software developer/programmer for over 25 years and has worked for major technology corporations such as EDS, Computer Task Group, and GE. Since 2001, Seth has managed and programmed software for his own company, Sent Software, which develops programs for the State of Tennessee, local police departments, logistics, healthcare, and homeschool groups. His passion for teaching is apparent as he consistently teaches homeschool classes for Microsoft Office and Google Docs, mentors high school students and college interns for computer programming, and has most recently created an online mentorship program, the Institute of Software Developers (institutesoftdev.com). Seth and his wife, Lisa, have homeschooled their six children since their oldest, now a college senior, was in kindergarten. 

Michelle Moody (History/Science)  (tmichellemoody@comcast.net)

Michelle is originally from Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University. She met her husband in St. Louis and then moved to Florida in 2001. She has homeschooled her 2 children since kindergarten.  Michelle has been Catie Frates full time science assistant at HEED for the last three years.  Currently she is teaching 6th grade science STEM science and forensic science at HEED Adventures. Additionally she is one of two teachers leading the weekly American history interactive Adventures.  One of her greatest joys has been being a part of the HEED team.

Olivia Calder Read (English A / World Geography) (OliviaCalder1993@hotmail.com)

Olivia Read is a Boca Homeschool alumni and has grown up in the homeschooling community. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in May, 2016. She has a state certification to teach grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. Immediately upon graduation in May, Olivia began working at Spanish River Christian School teaching 4th grade and is completing her 4th year of teaching. Married for almost 4 years, Olivia and her husband Thomas Read are expecting their first child. Olivia attends and serves at Above and Beyond Community church, HEED's Northeast campus, and she is excited to be joining the staff of HEED in fall of 2020.  

Nichole Salisbury (Math) (Salisburynichole@gmail.com)

Nichole Salisbury, a South Florida native, has been married to her husband Scott for 19 years. Together, they have served the Lord faithfully in ministry at Victory Church since 1996. They continue to serve together in ministering to couples and families while Nichole also teaches an elementary age class weekly. They have four children, all of whom are currently or have been homeschooled.   Nichole attended Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College and received a degree in Nursing in 1999.  Nichole served on the Board of Directors of Boca Homeschoolers for three years. Along with homeschooling her four children and serving with her husband in ministry, she currently works as a Registered Nurse, Childbirth Educator, and Board Certified Lactation Consultant at a local hospital and in her private practice.  Nichole has a passion for teaching and considers it her mission to develop a lasting love for learning in her students by facilitating an enjoyable and engaging classroom atmosphere. In addition to her many commitments, Nichole is excited to partner with our HEED parents and participate with equipping their middle school students with the knowledge and skills they need to be well prepared for pre-algebra and higher level mathematics.  “For wisdom will fill your heart, and knowledge will fill you joy.” Proverbs 2:10 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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