Instructor Profiles

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Alonso, Lisa

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

Boyle Sudol, Karleen

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

Cassat, 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 ...

Corbett, Lassie

Lassie Corbett is the instructor for all levels of Art Classes. Lassie is an ...

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

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

Diederich, Kerry

Elementary Art
Kerry Diederich is the instructor for the Junior Arts Studio. Kerry has been ...

Fencing Sports Academy

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

Frederick, Wyndy

Vocal Coach
Wyndy Frederick founded her vocal studio in Herndon after traveling the globe ...


Maker Lab
FutureMakers is the mobile makerspace for elementary and middle school ...

Gallagher, Jamie

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

Gardner, Hugh

Hugh Gardner is a historian and educator from Arlington, Virginia. Through his ...

Generation Code

Computer Science
Generation Code is team of computer science experts and educators who teach ...

Genoese-Zerbi, Jeannie

Jeannie Genoese-Zerbi earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science and ...

Goll, Lori

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

Goodhart, Angela

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

Grenier, Nick

Nature Quest
Nick Grenier is the naturalist who will be leading the Compass Nature Quest ...

Hamilton, Monifa

Monifa “Mo” Hamilton has a passion for communications and leadership. She ...

Hickman, Karen

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

Hoeck, Katherine

Katherine Hoeck earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentrat...

Kasturi, Suditha

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

Keen, Christine

Christine Keen is the instructor for experiential, hands-on humanities classes ...

Knol, Taliesin

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

Li, Lisa

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

Dr. Edward Max (M.D., Ph.D.) is a doctor and research scientist who ran the ...

Murchie Beyma, Tia

Human Geography
Tia  Murchie Beyma is an instructor in anthropological topics for homeschool...

Muttardy, Kouthar

Kouthar Muttardy is the instructor for Hands On History and History Investiga...

Nathanson, Lee

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

Nyman, Mylene

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

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

Play-Well TEKnologies

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

Russell, Penny

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

Sanderson, Heather

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

Sharp, Anne

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

Snow, Peter

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

Soccer Shots

Preschool Soccer
Soccer Shots is a national program focused on youth soccer development. ...

STEAMium Education

STEAMium Education is a McLean-based STEM enrichment program that provides ...

Wahls, Rebecca

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

Waldron, John

John Waldron is the instructor of acting classes at Compass. He also serves as ...

Program Coordinators

Jenny Grove-Bradshaw

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

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 ...