Valori received a BA in Music from the University of Alabama and an MA in Christian Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. She taught Pr-K at a Catholic school in Louisville and now lives in the Birmingham area and homeschools her three boys. She and her family are members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Sandra Collins 1st/2nd Grade
Sandra has a BA degree in Elementary Education from Trinity College and a MA in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University. Although she enjoyed her years teaching in the classroom, she has loved sharing in the adventure of homeschooling with her family over the last ten years. Sandra and her family are parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Susan Fay General Science
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.
Donna Ayers Alabama History and 10 Dates Every Catholic Should Know
Donna has a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Troy University with majors in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. She enjoys homeschooling her four children, and history is one of her favorite subjects. Donna and her family are parishioners at St. Paul's Cathedral.
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.
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.