ONLINE MIDDLE SCHOOL
We are committed to locating and securing qualified Christian independent expert instructors who are passionate about their subject to enrich your home education program.
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!
HEED Online Instructors
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Priscilla Algarin Muriel (Language Arts)
Priscilla Algarin Muriel is a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and homeschool mom of six wonderful children. Priscilla and her husband Gilberto live in Central Florida where they love to read-a-loud to their children, cultivate in their garden, and raise backyard chickens. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2006. She began teaching IEW in her own home with her own children, some of them who have their own learning struggles. After six years of following through with her own, she became IEW certified through the Institute of Excellence in Writing in the summer of 2019. Her oldest daughter is now a Content Author for an online marketing agency at the age of seventeen. She can truly testify that IEW is a complete and effective program which will equip your children for college and beyond. Priscilla and her husband serve as leaders in their homeschool community. She has also founded 21st Education, an innovative approach to online virtual learning for home educators, and runs a bilingual support group in her community since 2017 where they mentor families in home education, hold family support meetings, and participate in several missionary projects to help families receive free curriculum and school supplies to begin their home education journey.
Cristina Alvarez (Science)
Cristina Alvarez is a wife and homeschool mom of three children. Her true love in education is science. She enjoyed taking many science courses while earning her bachelor degree of science in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is now working toward her teaching certification in science. Cristina has a passion for teaching about everything that God has created and sees science as the artwork of God, a mere glimpse of His mind. She is a firm believer that science come from God, and must be viewed with the lens of the Bible. Science may not come easily to everyone, however Cristina doesn’t want for her students to be intimidated. She wants to help them understand more about this beautiful world that our Lord has created.
Giovana Cavarretta (Spanish, Social Studies)
Giovana Cavarretta is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a wife and mother of three. She and her husband, Sal, have served the Lord in full time ministry for over 25 years. She has enjoyed homeschooling her own children (2 are adults now and one is in high school) for the past 18 years. Along with homeschooling, Mrs. Cavarretta has a passion for teaching and helping students of all ages to enjoy learning in fun and engaging ways. Moreover, having been born and raised in Lima, Perú and having moved to the United States as a teenager, she’s experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to learn another language. Therefore, she desires to help her Spanish class students learn to communicate in Spanish while having fun in the process. Mrs. Cavarretta attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
Michelle Nowack (Math)
Michelle Nowack graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering. For the past 14 years she has provided engineering services & project management for multiple companies both private and government. During this time, she has always loved tutoring in math. She has helped students from elementary school to college succeed in their math classes, specializing in helping those with whom math does not come easily. Currently, Michelle lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and two cats, where she enjoys reading, natural health, traveling, and studying God's Word.
Olivia Calder Read (English A, World Geography)
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 serves at her local church and she is excited to be joining the staff of HEED in fall of 2020.
Silvia Villalobos (Math)
Silvia Villalobos has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida Atlantic University and taught high school math at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton for five years. The Lord has blessed her and her husband with four children and five grandchildren. Silvia serves at her church teaching the women’s Bible study and she has developed the children’s curriculum for ages 4 to 10. She has a passion for teaching the scriptures and mathematics and she wants her students to enjoy learning and to see how everything (including math) points to our Creator and Savior.