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About Us

Southeast Nashville Homeschool Enrichment is a secular homeschool program that strives to be an inclusive environment, fostering community and enriching the lives of homeschooled children and families in Nashville by offering classes and in-person events.   We meet on Mondays only and offer a la carte classes.   Families are welcome to register for one class or many.   Lunch and PE time from 12-1 PM is available to all students registered for any class.

Meet Our 2023 Teachers

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Acting All Around


Jonah and Sarah Jackson are owners and teachers of Acting All Around.  They both began theatre at a young age.  Jonah is a middle Tennessee native and Sarah has lived in the area for over ten years. After all their experiences in the industry they saw a deep need for high quality acting classes that function for the busy family. Enter… Acting All Around. Their vision is to create approachable, personal, and engaging classes that pull the best out of every student and create a supportive life changing community.  The two college sweethearts graduated from Lipscomb University Department of Theatre and have been performing and teaching professionally for over four years. You may have seen Jonah or Sarah performing at The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Studio Tenn, The Nashville Rep, and The Nashville Children’s Theatre.  The two have been teachers for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and taught in high schools and middle schools across middle Tennessee. Jonah currently is a professional puppeteer for the Nashville Library and Wishing Chair Productions. Sarah was an intern with the Florida Repertory Theatre. During her time in Florida she taught workshops, choreographed their children’s musical, and performed to over 25,000 students in southwest Florida.  Sarah, Jonah, and their team will be teaching our elementary and middle/high school theater classes.

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Kelsey Jordan

K-3 Science, 3-5 Science, Graphic Novel Book Club, K-3 Book Club

Kelsey Jordan has been teaching elementary students for 10 years.  She started teaching in a brick and mortar school, but after 3 years found herself leaning towards the homeschool world.   She has been lucky enough to teach for a homeschool charter for the last 7 years and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Curriculum Development.  Kelsey’s family recently relocated to the Nashville area from California and are very excited to learn more about what Tennessee has to offer. She has two children, a 6 year old and a 4 year old. Kelsy has always known that she wanted to be a teacher and it really is her passion. She believes in hands on learning and loves to find ways to make learning fun!   We are excited to have Kelsey on board to teach our elementary science and book club classes.

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Brittany Thibodeau

Entrepreneurship, Biztown, Tennessee History

Brittany Thibodeau comes from a background in Elementary Education, where she taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th graders for over 6 years.   She is currently homeschooling her four children ranging from the ages of 3-9 years old.   She enjoys taking them out on field trips to explore and learn about Tennessee in a hands-on way.   Her family has an entrepreneurial heart.   Her husband enjoys DJing and fixing things.  Brittany and her kids enjoy making macrame, baked goods, and other crafts to sell at craft fairs.   She looks forward to teaching our kids entrepreneurship, Biztown, and Tennessee history!


Liz Koltis

Elementary Music K-3

Liz Koltis holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Vocal Performance emphasis from Belmont University. Before choosing to stay home to homeschool her two children, she taught private voice lessons, early childhood music classes, and was a session vocalist here in Nashville. Liz brings a passion for both music and children to the early elementary music class and private voice lessons she will teach this year. She currently sings with Nashville in Harmony, and when she’s not spending time with her family, she can almost certainly be found out in nature.   Liz will be introducing our K-3 students to music through her fun and engaging class.

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Mundito Spanish


After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Mundito founder and lead teacher Casey Cabbage left the US to begin teaching English at a Montessori school in Beijing. She taught with teachers from China, US, Africa, Mexico, and other countries. After a year and a half in Beijing, she moved to a small pueblo in Andalucia, Spain to continue teaching.  Mundito Spanish began as virtual Spanish lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic. After years of teaching overseas, founder Casey Cabbage began creating lesson plans for students grades K-5. Her vision was to bring the best of what she had learned abroad back to the students of her community.  In the fall of 2022, Mundito Spanish opened its first location in Nashville, offering us a safe environment to provide the most effective and hands on learning experience for students in grades K-12. Mundito is different from many other language programs because they have been able to take educational approaches from their experiences of teaching all over the world and bring it back here to Nashville. They have used what they have learned from these experiences to create a curriculum that ignites a passion for not just language, but for culture as well.   Casey and her Mundito team will be teaching Spanish to our elementary and middle/high school students.

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Little Art House


Growing up in Columbia, Tennessee, with an art teacher as their mother, Emma Bradford & Leighton Lancaster always practiced creativity & imagination in their house. Every summer and school holiday, they spent hours painting, drawing, making playdough, creating found object collages, and much more.   While they played, they were encouraged to reflect on their experiences in art-making to increase curiosity and grow intellectually.   These warm memories of risk and reward fueled by imagination are what motivated them to create the Little Art House.   Emma & Leighton hope to provide inviting opportunities for people to imagine, explore, and create in a comfortable, encouraging environment. They look forward to meeting our students as they teach elementary art this year!

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Strategic Self Reliance

Wilderness Survival

Strategic Self Reliance is a wilderness skills and survival training school based in Tennessee.   Founder, Alfred Felker, has a law enforcement background and received additional certifications in wilderness and primitive skills, wilderness survival, advanced land navigation, and woodland search and rescue.  Alfred has a love for the outdoors and has spent time since early childhood, almost 40 years, hunting, studying and learning the Eastern Woodlands.

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Mike Bauer

Group Guitar Classes

Mike Bauer a player's player with a teacher's heart. Mike has helped hundreds of students win at guitar over the last 10 years.  Mike's passion is "to make learning guitar the most fun musical experience our students have ever had, which will quickly inspire a love for playing." Mike has worked with over 50 national artists and has a performance resume as diverse as Bill Gaither to David Lee Roth.  Since arriving in Nashville in 1998 he's been a studio and touring guitarist as well as a seminar clinician. Mike has played alongside some of Nashville’s biggest stars, touring and/or recording with artists such as (in country music), Pam Tillis, Chely Wright and Little Big Town.  He was also faculty at Nashville’s Trevecca University as their commercial guitar instructor for 5 years.  Mike and his team are excited to be back again to lead our group guitar classes.

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Susan Athens

Photography & Cooking

Susan Athens is originally from Naperville, IL where she was a teacher and administrator for 25 years. She taught many courses including culinary, science and art. She has a 7 year old daughter, wonderful husband and 2 dogs. They moved to the Nashville area last year and love it. Susan's passion for photography started in high school when cameras used film and she started her photography business after her daughter was born. Realizing how important it was to document the milestones of her own daughter, she wanted to do this for other families as well. She has trained with some of the best photographers in the world learning both photography and Photoshop.

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Ron Petroff


Ron Petroff is a Grammy Nominated producer/engineer/instructor based out of Nashville, TN.   He holds a BA in Music from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Miami.   Ron is an active producer and engineer that works primarily from his Production Room in Nashville as well as the West Barn in Franklin, TN.  He also works with up and coming producers and engineers at The Apprentice Academy (THEC Certified Audio Recording and Production Apprenticeship) in Franklin, TN.  Ron is frequently working on several projects at a time as he continues to establish his roots and value in the Nashville modern music scene.  Ron looks forward to teaching our students about music production in our recording class this year.

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Jansen Gibson

Middle School Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry

Jansen Gibson studied Geology and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.   Since then, he has worked as a private tutor, in addition to providing home-schooling and teaching about environmentalism and conservation with local non-profits.   Jansen has experience teaching age groups from pre-K to senior citizens, and focuses on working with students that want to expand their understanding of, and excitement for, science and math courses.   Additionally, Jansen has several years of experience as a math, science, and history teacher who creates a warm and adaptable learning environment to build confidence and capability inside and outside the classroom.   Jansen currently teaches at the middle and high school level at several tutorial programs around Nashville and looks forward to teaching our middle and high school sciences this year.


Shirley Haskins


Shirley was born and raised on a dairy farm in Western NY with 4 siblings. At age 8, she joined 4-H which started her lifetime love of sewing. Shirley has been married 42 years, raised and homeschooled 4 children and is a Grammy to 8 beautiful grandchildren. During her homeschooling years, she taught sewing classes in her children’s homeschool tutorial. Currently, Shirley has a sewing business - doing alterations, making drapes, quilts and home decor projects.

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Mr. Bond Science Guys

Elementary Science

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys' mission is to make science fun, cool and easy for kids!
With over 20 years of experience in Tennessee and beyond, our mission is still to get kids excited about science! No matter what the circumstances we will find a way to bring exciting and educational programs to kids.   Mr. Bond and his team are excited to teach our elementary science classes on Nature (FALL) and Chemistry (SPRING).

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Mallory Yerger

Upper Elementary Music

Mallory Yerger is a recent retiree from Williamson Country Public Schools where she taught Elementary Music for 20 years, making a total of 26 years of experience in the field.  She holds a Masters of Music Education from Belmont University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.   She loves to teach music to young people.  Mallory enjoys the outdoors, horses, and hiking.  She has also taught MusikGarten, an early childhood music program designed for the youngest learners.  She is also certified in Orff-Schulwerk Music, Levels I, II, & III, an approach to teaching music that combines, music, movement, speech, and drama centered around the developmental needs of children and the art of play.   Mallory will be teaching our Upper Elementary Music class this year.


Jan Newell


Jan was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. A neighborhood friend introduced me to her to sewing in sixth grade. In seventh grade, she took Home Economics and learned to sew on a larger scale.  Jan got her first sewing machine in middle school and still prefers it over newer ones!   She enjoys teaching children to sew and is a great partner for Shirley Haskins in our sewing classes.  Jan has three children and 5 grandchildren whom she is also teaching to sew. 

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Andrew Rose


Andrew Rose resides with his wife and three kids in Fairview, TN. He holds a BA in Studio Art from Western Kentucky University. He brings 12 years of kindergarten-middle/high school art education experience from St. Matthew School in Franklin, TN. During his time there, he worked closely with his students and their families to foster an environment of creativity, curiosity, and discovery. Along with his teaching duties at St. Matthew School, he was responsible for his school’s graphic design and photography needs. On sabbatical from teaching, he spent time employed with the award winning De la Torre Art Design group based on location within the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Here he specialized in the design, fabrication, and installation of themed environments, zoological exhibits, and museum displays. Most notably, he refurbished, re-designed and painted the mural above the entrance to the Unseen World at the Nashville Zoo.  Mr. Rose sees himself as an incredibly positive and creative person who is able to effectively collaborate and respectfully communicate with everyone. He enjoys medieval, fantasy, and prehistoric themes in his creations and possesses a true flair for educating others.   We are excited to have Andrew teaching art classes for our elementary, middle, and high schoolers.

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Chandler Bogomolny – Liberty Music Academy

Private Music Lessons - Guitar, Bass, Drums

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from University of Miami's Frost School of Music (and being awarded Outstanding Senior for Music Production), Chandler now specializes in drums & bass and has a strong passion for one-on-one music education & band mentorship. He has played at venues such as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, been featured on recordings with 100k+ plays on Spotify, and contributed musically to the Miami Film Festival. When not teaching, he regularly plays in downtown Nashville on South Broadway. 


Ed Epps


The Archery Experience is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Murfressboro, Tennessee. They are dedicated to introducing and promoting archery as a sport to underserved individuals, including children, youths, adults, and people with disabilities.  Ed Epps is the Executive Director of The Archery Experience. With over a decade of experience, he has developed a keen eye for the technicalities of archery, and his approach is second to none. Ed is a certified National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) and USA Archery (USAA) Level 1 Instructor with an impressive track record of teaching archery to individuals of all ages and abilities. He takes pride in developing his students' shooting skills, regardless of their goals, be it for competition, hunting, or recreational purposes. Ed is a patient and enthusiastic instructor who creates a safe, supportive and fun environment for his students to learn and excel.  In addition to his archery skills, Ed is a former teacher with a background in business, education and training, and a highly decorated military veteran.

Technology Class



RoboThink is a leading STEM, coding, robotics and engineering program nurturing geniuses across 23 countries to thousands of students each day. Their exciting themed STEM programs develops core STEM skills that students apply to school subjects and their future careers.   Robothink will be leading our elementary and middle/high school robotics classes this year.

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Shannon Duff - Liberty Music Academy

Choir, Private Lessons - Voice & Piano

Shannon Duff is an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and songwriter originally from South Lyon, MI. She made the move to Nashville in September of 2022. Shannon has been teaching privately for over 6 years, and has a passion for helping young musicians blossom. Shannon has taught music at The Michigan Rock School, Spring Arbor University, CSPA, and she also used to coach beginner hockey lessons. She strives to create a wonderful learning environment that works best for each students learning styles, interests, and skill level. She works to make sure her students are always having fun, and that they learn to be capable and confident musicians. Most importantly, Shannons main goal is to create a deep love for music.  Growing up homeschooled gave her the opportunity to cultivate that love for herself, and when high school came she was able to excel at Cheryl Stockwell Preparatory Academy.  Shannon graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in vocal music with a focus on pedagogy and composition, with a secondary in piano.   Shannon is looking forward to leading our choir and teaching private lessons for voice and piano.

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Natalie Briscoe

Digital Arts

Natalie Briscoe is an illustrator currently living in Franklin, TN. Her work has taken shape as children’s picture and activity books, greeting cards, packaging, gift wrap, editorial work, murals and more. She also runs an online shop that consists of stationary products and ceramics. She graduated from Watkins College of Art in 2020 and has since been working with clients like Hallmark, American Greetings, Modern Sprout, Sourcebooks, Design House Greeting, Cider Mill Press and more. 

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Katie Filer

Fiber Arts

Katie Filer is a mom of 2 and a handwork teacher. She is studying with the Waldorf
Handwork Educators program, which is recognized by the Association of Waldorf Schools of
North America. Katie started fiber arts with sewing and embroidery at age 10, and just never
stopped. After having her second child she was home more and fell in love with teaching her oldest her passion for embroidery, tailoring clothes, darning, and knittng everyone in our family as many pieces as she possibly could. This quickly snowballed into wan6ng to provide these experiences to the children in the community around her. In Katie's free time, she is a Girl Scout leader, chairs a Parent-Teacher Organization commitee, is an avid gardener,
and a lover of all soft fluffy animals.

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