Susan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of Dallas. Her teacher certification is in biology. She taught high school and middle school science in both New York and Texas. She currently homeschools her children in Birmingham, Alabama.
Holly Hooks 1st/2nd Grade
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Sarah Bledsoe English Literature
Sarah has a BA degree in English from Gardner-Webb University and a MA in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She taught ninth grade English in both Florida and Alabama. Her latest adventure is homeschooling her three school-aged daughters while keeping up with a precocious two year old and curious toddler. She and her family are members of the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Margaret Masny Drama
Margaret has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from DeSales University. She worked for St. Luke Productions, performing the role of St. Therese in their one person traveling play. More recently, she has done voice over work for EWTN and Lumen Entertainment. A parishioner of the Cathedral of St. Paul, she teaches 2nd grade PSR, and homeschools her 5 children.
Megan Wyatt Etiquette
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Davide Botta, Ph.D. Apologia Biology
Dr. Botta is a research scientist and junior faculty member in the Department of Microbiology at UAB. He graduated from Benedictine College with a dual degree in Biochemistry and French, and pursued his doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Arizona. His teaching experience began in college where he was hired as a teaching assistant for the Chemistry and Biochemistry department, and continued in graduate school where he proctored medicinal chemistry and molecular biology examinations. At UAB, Dr. Botta has been actively involved in the mentoring and training of undergraduate and graduate students. He has also privately taught the Apologia Chemistry and Physics lab components to several members of the Our Lady of Good Counsel homeschooling community, and is looking forward to teaching the Apologia Biology class at St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. Dr. Botta and his family are parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Mary Sahawneh Algebra I (Saxon)
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Marlin Anderson Wordworking
Mr. Anderson has a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Huntingdon College; MS in Physics from Auburn University; and a Ph.D. in Physics from Auburn University. After a few years teaching physics and mathematics at Huntingdon College, Mr. Anderson joined Southern Research Institute in the Environmental Sciences Division where he was involved in developing means for reducing the emission of air pollutants from industrial plants. He also participated in the development of new testing equipment and procedures. From 1982 to 2007 he was part owner in APCO Services, a consulting and testing firm, that assisted industries such as power, cement, iron and steel, paper and oil in meeting their air pollution emission limits. He and his partner sold APCO in 2007, and Mr. Anderson worked for the buyers firm until he retired at the end of 2014.
Colin Fach Emergency Preparedness
Mr. Colin Fach is Superintendent of Fach University (Fach U!) in Leeds, Alabama. Student enrollment includes his 9 homeschooled children, one dog, one cat, and six parakeets. He and his wife are members of St Theresa Catholic Church in Leeds. Mr. Fach spent 9 years working as a paramedic for an ambulance service and then made the switch to Birmingham Fire in 2015 as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2013, Mr. Fach also decided to branch out and begin teaching emergency medicine at Jefferson State Community College. You will be able to recognize him as the guy with a St Florian medal around his neck, a mug of coffee in his hand, a pistol on one hip, and a baby on the other.
Hank Siegel The Art of Photography
Hank is a retired Department of Defense official who has lived in the Birmingham area since 1992 and rediscovered his photographic interest upon retiring in 2003. Being trained as a certified Army Instructor in Behavioral and Organizational Dynamics, he has since parlayed those skills into developing and teaching classes in Digital Photography for all levels of skill. He is the sole instructor for photography for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and also teaches classes through the Shelby County Arts Council in teaching venues throughout the county. His works have been displayed in venues throughout the southeast and his images have won awards at annual photography exhibitions throughout Alabama.