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Meet our Instructors

History Classes

Christianity / Worldview

Economics and Government

Current Events

Clay Broussard

Clay Broussard has a BA in Economics from the University of Texas and a MA in Religious Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He has spent over 30 years in the professional world as a sales and operations leader in the IT Services Industry. He is currently in the position of Supply Chain Executive at DXC Technology, a $16B USD global services company and has traveled extensively with his job. He is passionate about Freedom, Education, Christianity, History, Economics and Politics and has taken an active role in teaching his own children as well as others.

Mr. Broussard has eight (ages 12-28) children and 7 grandchildren and counting with his beloved wife of 29 plus years, Stacy. He has served as a pastor, elder and men’s ministry leader in various churches as well as taught numerous small group Bible studies and lay-seminary classes in a large church setting. He is currently attending Providence City Church  in Charlotte. While living in North Carolina for 23 years (14 in Raleigh), and falling in love with the state he now calls home, he is and forever will be, a Texan!

Composition and Literature

 

Sara Rhew

 

Sara Rhew is a veteran teacher with an extensive twenty-five year track record of successfully educating students of all ages. Eighteen years of that time has been spent instructing in homeschool co-ops exclusively. She is passionate about teaching both writing and literature and loves to help students learn to express themselves through writing. Sara’s goal is to combine her range of experience and her enthusiasm for literature and writing with her passion for equipping each individual student to step forward in the plan God has for their life. She is thrilled to see how her student’s writing can grow and blossom over time. Prior to teaching in the homeschool community, she earned a B.A. in Management from UNC-Chapel Hill and instructed for many years within the medical industry, specifically cardiology. 

In addition to teaching, Sara is dedicated to helping students prepare for college-level work and often mentors students and parents on curriculum, transcripts, and dual enrollment. A native North Carolinian, Sara grew up in the Asheville area. She and her husband Lance have four children, and her family is blessed to attend Christ Community Mooresville. Sara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, politics, flower gardening, holistic health and nutrition, and classic movies.

Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry

Shari Kaiser

A lifelong interest in learning led my husband and I to homeschooling. It has been a pleasure to

be personally involved in molding the individual strengths and personalities each of our children were

given to prepare them to serve God’s purpose. We have four successful homeschool graduates.

I became actively involved in the homeschool community in 1995. I served as Director of a

support group (GRACE) for 13 years and Director of an area association (CHEA) for 8 years. These

opportunities allowed me to interact with many fellow homeschoolers, both those seasoned in the

journey as well as those just starting out. We all enjoyed learning from and supporting each other. I

continue to enjoy serving as a mentor when the opportunity arises.

 

I have also been able to share my strong interest in science with the community since 2007,

beginning with Chemistry classes. I’ve taught science classes in a variety of enrichment facilities in the

greater Charlotte area annually since then.

 

I look forward each year to helping my students see that science is fascinating, fun and

understandable.

 

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry

Kevin Yaiko

Kevin has a BS in mathematics from Houghton College and a M.Ed. from Liberty University. Prior to joining Pathway in 2022, Kevin was a New York and Ohio certified high school math teacher for 16 years. This also included teaching in a juvenile detention center, public school, and 13 years teaching in an International School near Budapest, Hungary. Kevin has taught HS level math from Algebra to Precalculus, as well as Introductory Python and Personal Finance. Currently, Kevin is a school staff specialist for the online school at The Art of Problem Solving, a San Diego-based company that specializes in education for the math-obsessed.

 

Kevin also was the HS boys basketball coach for his school in Hungary for 11 years. One of his favorite events each year was coaching in the tournament his school hosted with teams coming from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine.

 

In his free time, he enjoys tinkering in computer code, buying books he won't read, and sipping coffee (while looking at the pile of books he's not reading). He has been married to his wife Kristen since 2004 and they have four kids that are currently being homeschooled. They moved to Hickory, NC in 2021 and, with Kevin and Kristen both growing up in the north (NY and IL), they admire the state of emergency a dusting of snow will trigger in the south.

 

Spanish 1 and 2

Maria L. Rivera

Maria L. Rivera earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Spanish.

She retired this year from being the lead high school spanish teacher in the Cabarrus School System with twenty seven years of experience. She has dedicated her time teaching Spanish I, II IV and AP. María was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  Over the years, she had the opportunity to live in several different countries and travel to many places as a military wife. 


Also, she had the opportunity to serve the Lord for fifteen years as Sunday school director and teacher in a small hispanic church. Maria and her family are currently attending Grace Covenant Church. She enjoys serving in church as a Spanish translator and serving in different ministries in the community. Her favorite hobby is traveling and learning the culture of other countries.  She is looking forward to being part of the Pathway Christian Co-op’s team and sharing her knowledge of the Spanish Language and Culture with our students.

American Sign Language

Alexis Johnson

Alexis Johnson attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has her Bachelor’s of Science in K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teaching with a dual certification in K-12 Special Education. 

Throughout Alexis’ career, she has been in various educational settings including regular education classes, full immersion classes, self-contained special education classes, ASL teaching classes, itinerary teaching positions, classroom teacher for the Deaf/hard of hearing, and teaching at a residential school for the Deaf and Blind.

 

All of these experiences have allowed Alexis to learn about the individual needs of students, specifically Deaf and hard of hearing. She is able to create engaging and hands-on lessons that make learning fun. She has had the opportunity to write her own curriculum for various events in their church like Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Alexis’ passion is in the classroom and meeting students’ needs at whatever level they need her.

 

Alexis has grown up in Troutman, NC where she went to the local elementary, middle, and high school. She and her husband grew up together and had similar testimonies to the Lord’s faithfulness. They now reside in Conover, NC where Alexis’ husband serves as the Youth Pastor at a local church. Serving the Lord through signing, in the Deaf/hard of hearing community, and everything related to it has been Alexis’ ministry for the past several years.

Principles of Personal Finance

Stephen Clark

 

Stephen Clark has a BA in Pastoral Ministries from Pensacola Christian College and an MBA from Montreat College.

 

He has over 23 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and currently is a Risk Manager within the Wealth and Investment Management business at Wells Fargo Bank in Charlotte, NC.  

 

He has been a longtime home school parent, filling the very vital role of supportive spouse. He has 3 children, all who are or have been a part of Pathway.

 

He has been an involved member of Lake Norman Baptist Church for 22 years serving as an adult and youth Sunday School teacher, as a participant on many committees, and has been a member of the worship band playing guitar. He was also an adult chaperone at the LNBC Student Ministries summer camp 2022 and intends to repeat that experience again in the summer of 2023.

Gavel Club - Toastmaster's International

Kellie Alison

Kellie has owned and operated a software development and digital media company for over 25 years, blending her artistic roots in traditional animation with technology. She has been a homeschool mom for 11 years, infusing her household with creativity and education. 

 

Prior to joining Pathway, she taught an art class for four years. She also led a support group for homeschool moms at Grace Covenant Church for three years. 

 

After joining Pathway, in her first year as an assistant, in the Gavel Club class, Kellie developed a love for helping students find their confidence in public speaking. She has a passion for helping students discover their unique strengths and articulate them in their speeches. She pushes the students to step out of their comfort zones and speak confidently in both formal and everyday settings. She has been very blessed to witness this growth in her students.  This will be her third year leading the Gavel Club. 

 

In addition to homeschooling and running a business, Kellie loves spending her time with her family and all things travel! She and her husband, Markus, have four children and one grandchild. 

 

Gavel Club - Toastmaster's International

Cindy Tognarina

 

Info coming soon!

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