Instructor Profiles

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Alonso, Lisa

High School Spanish
Lisa Alonso is the high school Spanish instructor for Compass. Lisa first ...

Atangana, Luc

Painting
Luc Atangana studied art at Christopher Newport University while completing his ...

Boyle Sudol, Karleen

Science
Dr. Karleen Boyle Sudol is the executive director of the Science Place, Inc., ...

Cassatt, Bette

Stage Combat
Bette Cassatt is a professional actor and has been fight director for many ...

Chamasyan-Dorosheff, Monika

String Orchestra
Monika Chamasyan-Dorosheff is an educator, recording artist, and an active ...

Cummins, Andrew

Pottery
Andrew Cummins is a professional ceramicist, production potter, and instructor. ...

Denmark, Jeanniffer

Elementary Spanish
Jeanniffer Denmark is the Compass instructor for elementary Spanish. Jeannifer ...

DesRoches, Jennifer

Personal Finance/Civics
Jennifer DesRoches is the instructor for the financial literacy class, Money ...

Di Vietri, Natalie

ASL/Math
Natalie Di Vietri is the Compass instructor for math and American Sign Language ...

Diederich, Kerry

Elementary Art
My Compass art students inspire me weekly, I learn so much from their brilliant little minds. It is truly amazing what K-2nd grade children are capable of when you give them tools and let them create. I cherish class-time with my students.

Fencing Sports Academy

Fencing
Fencing Sports Academy is the premier epee and foil fencing club in the ...

Fraser, Sarah

SAT/ACT Prep
Sarah Fraser founded Academic Coaching DC in 2007 where she develops individual ...

Gallagher, Jamie

CrossFit
Jamie Gallagher is the owner and head coach of CrossFit Burke. He holds ...

Gardner, Hugh

History
Of all the students I've ever taught, I can honestly say that the kids at Compass are certainly some of them!

Goll, Lori

Art
Lori Goll is the art instructor for drawing and pastel classes at Compass. Lori ...

Goodhart, Angela

Photography
Angela Goodhart is a professional photographer in Northern VA, specializing in ...

Grenier, Nick

Nature Quest
The curiosity and excitement of the Compass students makes every class a fresh new adventure!

Hamilton, Monifa

Debate/Public Speaking
The best part of working at Compass is that I feel such joy watching my students learning development from day one to the last day when they give their speeches. I get to witness their progress each week when they go from nervous to empowered!

Hickman, Karen

Writing
Karen Hickman is the cp-director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project at ...

Hoeck, Katherine

Physics/High School Math
Katherine Hoeck earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentrat...

Kasturi, Sudhita

Science
Sudhita Kasturi has degrees in Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology from ...

Keen, Christine

Geography/Philosophy/World Affairs
From geography and world affairs to philosophy, science fiction, and financial markets, my special interest is enhancing students’ understanding of the (messy, beautiful) world they will one day inherit. I am delighted that Compass allows me to share these classes with students in Northern Virginia.

Knol, Taliesin

Dioramas/History
Taliesin Knol has nearly ten years of experience fabricating intricate histor...

Kosar, Melanie

Advanced Literature
Literature is the long conversation of humanity throughout history. We learn from those who have gone before us, make our own contributions, and pass that conversation to those who come after.

Li, Lisa

Mandarin
Boxian “Lisa” Li is the Compass Mandarin Chinese teacher. Lisa is a native ...

Martin, Arthuretta

Public Speaking
Arthuretta Martin is the owner and President of Words and Melodies, LLC and the ...

Max, Edward

Science
I consider each science lesson to be a work of art, designed to entertain and intrigue. The children in my classes have been rewarding audiences; even if they don't remember everything we discussed, I believe that they come away with the sense that science is really fun to learn about.

Murchie Beyma, Tia

Biology, Anthropology
Compass is a great place to meet motivated peers for both electives and college prep courses. My Compass students are interested and interesting. They love stretching themselves, and I love introducing them to challenging academics.

Muttardy, Kouthar

History
What I love about working with Compass students is their intense curiosity. They come to class every week excited to learn and eager to participate in classroom activities.

Nathanson, Lee

Guitar
Lee Nathanson is the instructor for beginning guitar. Lee has seven years ...

Nyman, Mylene

Cooking, Mosaics
Mylene “Mimi” Nyman is the Compass instructor for culinary classes. A ...

Olsen, Kathleen

Veterinary Science
Dr. Kathleen Olsen is a practicing veterinarian. She earned both her undergra...

Pinover, Edwige

French
Edwige Pinover is the instructor for French classes. Edwige is a native of ...

Play-Well TEKnologies

LEGO Engineering
Play-Well TEKnologies is the instructor for hands-on, LEGO based engineering ...

Rook, Tim

Krav Maga Self Defense
Tim Rook is the owner and lead instructor at Premier Martial Arts in Manassas ...

Russell, Penny

Puppet Theater
Penny Russell is a puppeteer based in the Metropolitan DC area.  She is a ...

Sanderson, Heather

Shakespeare
Heather Sanderson studied classical theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ...

Sharp, Anne

Writing/Literature
Anne Sharp is a writer, editor, and educator who graduated from The College of ...

Snow, Peter

Chess
Peter Snow is the instructor for Beginning Chess and Intermediate Chess. Peter ...

Soccer Shots

Preschool Soccer
Our mission at Soccer Shots is to positively impact children’s lives. We are so excited to partner with Compass Homeschool, an organization that matches our mission and core values, with caring and involved parents that always pursue excellence for their children!

Velocity Dance

Hip Hop
Velocity Dance is a celebrated dance studio in Vienna known for its successful ...

Wahls, Rebecca

Acting
Rebecca earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Theater from George Mason University. ...

Waldron, John

Acting
I teach throughout the Metropolitan area, Compass students are some of the most courteous and hard working kids I have the pleasure to work with. The Compass Family is such a tight knit supportive group, I love seeing all of the activities that are offered and am amazed at the talent that is on display at the talent show.

Program Coordinators

Jenny Grove-Bradshaw

Director
Jenny founded Compass Homeschool Classes in 2012, and has worked tirelessly to make it an excellent community in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area.

Jackie Elliot

Program Manager
Jackie has great ideas and is always ready to help out.

Basma Abdelmoneim

Program Assistant
Basma is the Program Assistant and is always available to help out on campus.

Laura Hammond

Webmaster
Laura keeps the Compass website running in between teachable moments with her five children.

Educational Partners

McClain, Shannon

Shannon McClain has partnered with Compass to offer homeschool evaluations ...