Instructor Bios

  • Diana Oudin - Mrs. Oudin was home-schooled in Paraguay, South America by her missionary parents. In 1980, she married Bob Oudin and moved to Texas so that he could attend Dallas Theological Seminary. Mrs. Oudin home-schooled her own children all the way from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Her eldest son graduated from Texas A&M University, majoring in Biology, … Continue reading Diana Oudin
  • Everett Berry - Dr. Berry is a native of Fort Worth, TX, and has been married to his wife, Tabitha, for 24 years.  They have a son and a daughter who are both high school age and have always been homeschooled.  Everett was raised in church and accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 13.  When … Continue reading Everett Berry
  • Gina Fedderson - Gina Fedderson received a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine in 1991 and a Master of Education and a Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential from UCLA in 1992.  She taught in the lower elementary grades for seven years, and she also served as an Early Intervention Literacy Program Coordinator and Master Teacher.  She … Continue reading Gina Fedderson
  • Ginger Gonzalez - Ginger Gonzalez has been married to Louie for eighteen years.  They have a daughter named Danielle.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree at LeTourneau University in Interdisciplinary Studies and is certified to teach EC-6th grade.  She recently graduated with her first Master’s degree with a Master of Arts in Counseling and is currently pursuing her state … Continue reading Ginger Gonzalez
  • Janet Rogers - Janet Rogers lived in the Netherlands for fourteen years where she attended Dutch schools and learned the language. When she moved back to the U.S. at age 22 she became a Christian later that year. She takes her walk with Christ seriously and thus wants to have integrity all she does. She liked to draw … Continue reading Janet Rogers
  • Joanna Hatton - Raised in Zambia, Africa as the child of medical missionaries, Mrs. Joanna Hatton was educated in mission boarding schools before moving to the US to attend college.  She has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Counseling, a MDiv. equivalency and is working on completing her doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Development. Married to Bryan, they … Continue reading Joanna Hatton
  • Kimberly Chancellor - Kimberly Chancellor is a follower of Jesus first; a wife, mother, daughter and sister second; and a teacher third. Her husband and she served in the Philippines as missionaries. Their three, home-educated children currently attend Christian universities. Her own Bachelor of Science Degree came from Texas A&M University in College Station with a major in … Continue reading Kimberly Chancellor
  • Laurie Benefield - Laurie Benefield has homeschooled her 3 girls for 20 years.  Her oldest graduated with an English degree and middle graduated with an Associates of Arts degree in 2017.  Her youngest attended CERC for 3 years.  Laurie has been married for 31 years to Richard, the most loving and supportive husband ever!  Homeschooling has been a … Continue reading Laurie Benefield
  • Leslie Pecena - Leslie Pecena brings 25 years of teaching experience to the classroom. She started as a math teacher in 1990 at Agnew Middle School in Mesquite, teaching a variety of students from struggling to gifted. When her first child was born in 1995, Leslie left the public schools and began her homeschool career. She has been … Continue reading Leslie Pecena
  • Licia Holloman - Licia Holloman has a BA degree in English from San Jose State University. She recently joined the CERC family in Fall 2015 but spent the previous five years teaching at the University Model School, Wylie Preparatory Academy.  Prior to teaching at WPA, she home schooled her three children K-8th grade.  Thankfully, she  has been able … Continue reading Licia Holloman
  • Lori O’Day - Lori O’Day came to know the Lord at the age of 4, and is grateful for the godly influence of her mother, grandparents, and youth pastor. She attended public school in Michigan and excelled at Spanish and music. After graduating from high school, she studied music education at Wayne State University in Detroit, then transferred … Continue reading Lori O’Day
  • Megan Benefield - Megan Benefield has been homeschooled for her entire education.  She graduated from Brookhaven College with an Associate of Arts degree in 2017 and will continue her education at Collin College.  She played basketball for 10 years winning many awards including, Christian Character and MVP.  She currently serves as the Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at … Continue reading Megan Benefield
  • Michelle Nott - Mrs. Nott is a graduate of the US Army Academy of Health Sciences. She is married to Jeff and mother of four children. Her youngest two are still at home. She enjoys homeschooling and the process of unlocking the potential of each child. Mrs. Nott has over 10 years of teaching experience, covering a broad … Continue reading Michelle Nott
  • Patti Tamez - After graduating from Florida Bible College with a degree in education, Mrs. Tamez began teaching in Texas as a home school mother. After years of teaching both her own children and others (in a co-op), she started teaching at CERC. Mrs. Tamez has taught a variety of subjects (including seven distinct science subjects during her … Continue reading Patti Tamez
  • Shari Nelson - Mrs. Nelson has been homeschooling her four children for the last 19 years using a variety of curriculum and methods.  She has also taught co-operative classes to area homeschoolers, including Bible, middle school math, high school math, language arts and science over the years.   Recently, Shari has been teaching middle school math, high school math … Continue reading Shari Nelson
  • Susan Swiggart - Susan Swiggart attended John Brown University. She has been married to Jeff for 23 years. Mrs. Swiggart homeschooled both of her children who are now grown. As a new empty-nester, she feels blessed to be able to continue to teach homeschoolers. She has taught a variety of subjects in several co-ops over the last 13 … Continue reading Susan Swiggart
  • Tabitha Berry - Tabitha Berry grew up in south Georgia and committed herself to faithfully follow Christ at the age of 18.  She graduated from Arlington Baptist College, Arlington, Texas, in 1993 with a degree in Bible/Education.  For five years, she taught at Texas Christian Academy in Arlington, Texas.  She has homeschooled her two children for 13 years, … Continue reading Tabitha Berry
  • Tracey Robinson - Tracey Robinson wanted to be a teacher at a very young age, knowing that being in the classroom and helping others was a desire of her heart.  She pursued her education, earning an undergraduate degree in psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas, then received her teaching certification, specializing in mathematics.  She didn’t realize … Continue reading Tracey Robinson
  • Tresa Long - Tresa Long has been happily married to Steve, a Civil Engineer, for 37 years and God has blessed them with 9 children they adore. One of her favorite verses relates to God’s marvelous work in her life since she was told she might not ever be able to conceive. It is Psalm 126:3  "The Lord hath … Continue reading Tresa Long
  • Wendy Ray - Mrs. Ray graduated with a Bachelor’s in Arts and Performance from The University of Texas at Dallas. She majored in Photography and Education.  She student taught at several schools and has taught at CERC for a little over 2 years. She also has done private tutoring. Wendy was born with a severe hearing loss, but … Continue reading Wendy Ray