Instructor Profiles

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Alonso, Lisa

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

AviationEd

Technology
AviationEd is an organization of aviation and educational professionals ...

Boyle Sudol, Karleen

Science
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 ...

Colglazier, Shona

Dance
Shona Colglazier is the founder and lead artist behind Urban Kangaroo, a youth ...

Corbett, Lassie

Art
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 ...

Dennis, Kofi

Drumming
Kofi Dennis is a drummer, performer, and educator. He earned a degree in Early ...

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 the American Sign Language ...

Diederich, Kerry

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

Fencing Sports Academy

Fencing
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 ...

FutureMakers

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

Gallagher, Jamie

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

Gardner, Hugh

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

Garland, Avril

Math
Avril Garland is the instructor for Pre-Algebra skill building classes. She has ...

Generation Code

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

Genoese-Zerbi, Jeannie

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

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

Hamilton, Monifa

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

Hickman, Karen

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

Kasturi, Suditha

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

Keen, Christine

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

Knol, Taliesin

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

Leoncavallo, Leila

Civics/Psychology
Leila Leoncavallo is the instructor for civics and psychology classes at ...

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
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

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

Nathanson, Lee

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

Nyman, Mylene

Cooking
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

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

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

STEAMium Education

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

Ungerman, Karen

Health
Karen Ungerman is the health and wellness coach for the Compass Wellness Works ...

Wahls, Rebecca

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

Waldron, John

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

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.