Bethanie Reymer-5th-7th Grades
Hi everyone! My name is Bethanie Reymer and I will be teaching fifth, sixth, and seventh grade this coming school year. Teaching is a passion and joy of mine. From a little girl eagerly asking my own teachers for leftover papers and school supplies so I could play school at home, I always knew I wanted to teach. I graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA with a bachelors degree in English and elementary education. My training and work experience includes everything from kindergarten to sixth grade. After having my own daughter in my kindergarten class, I felt God leading me in the direction of homeschooling. I am now going into my into my eleventh year of homeschooling her and ninth year with my son. This is my second year teaching at Arrows Academy and partnering with some wonderful parents in the continued education of their children. I have really enjoyed sharing in God's blessing on this wonderful program at Arrows and getting to know so many of you. I look forward to a new school year with you all!
Nichole Baird-4th Grade
Hi! My name is Nichole Baird and I feel so blessed to partner with you in homeschooling your 4th grader! My husband, Adam, and I have been married for 16 years and relocated our family from Lake Havasu City, Arizona to the Rogue Valley at the end of 2016. We have three boys – Micah-13, Seth-11, and Eli-8. I have homeschooled them all from the beginning in 2012, when Micah skipped over Kindergarten to begin 1st grade. I was homeschooled myself from 7th grade through high school and then graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murietta, CA. Growing up, I have always been very involved in church – starting as a teenager serving in the children’s ministry, cleaning ministry, sound ministry, etc. I was our church secretary for about 12 year before we moved to Oregon. We love our church home at Heritage Christian Fellowship, where we currently serve in the children’s ministry. We became involved with Arrows Co-op shortly after moving here and I have taught the co-op Pre-K class for the past three years, as well as the Academy PreK class '19-'20, and the 3rd grade class '20-'21.. I am thrilled to be working with 4th grade this year and partnering with you in raising bright, kind, and loving children.
edyth narlock-3rd grade
I’m Edyth Narlock and I’m excited to join you and your family on your homeschool journey. This is my second year at Arrows, last year teaching 2nd grade, and because I loved the students so much, we’re heading into 3rd grade together! My husband, Shawn, and I are originally from Minnesota where we were college sweethearts. We have lived in the Rogue Valley for almost 30 years and have raised our four children here, 3 of whom have “left the nest.” My greatest privilege has been to home educate our kids and have navigated 15 years of homeschool, plus public, charter and dual-credit (college in HS) schools. For enjoyment I love to attend my Friday morning Bible Study, watch BBC mysteries and I am avid reader. God has given me a heart to encourage homeschooling families and I look forward to our time together this year!
Ashley Coleman-2nd grade
Hey there! I’m Ashely Coleman, I’m new to the Arrows Community but so excited to now be a part of it as the second grade teacher. I have an 8 year old son, Leviticus, (Levi for short), who I have been very blessed to be able to homeschool right from the start, and super thankful to get to continue that as well as link arms with all of you. We have done Classical Conversations for the last four years, I was a CC Tutor for three of those years, and I have so enjoyed learning alongside Levi. I believe, like Charlotte Mason said, that “education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life”, and like to call it ‘lifestyle schooling’ because it isn’t just about education by way of academics, it’s about habits, and heart issues, building character, and instilling a love for learning that will follow our kids all through life. I have attended Applegate Christian Fellowship for the last fourteen years where I also serve in the kids ministry. I am very passionate about Jesus and His Word. I love to read. Levi and I enjoy spending time at church, and with family and friends. We are Oregon natives and we love to be outdoors whether it be camping, floating the river, hanging at the lake, at a park or the occasional hike. I’m looking forward to partnering alongside you this year in “raising kids in the way they should go”!
Julie DeLack-1st grade
Hi friends! I'm Julie DeLack, I am a wife to Jeremy for 11 years and a mom to three great kiddos. We live up in the mountains of Prospect and enjoy all the rural life has to offer. We spend much of our free time as a family hiking, fishing and exploring God's amazing creation around us. I grew up in the valley and though I was born a Californian I consider myself an Oregon girl through and through. Our family currently attends Rogue Valley Fellowship and I am also actively involved with a small group of women whose aim is for true biblical discipleship. I have had the privilege to serve in many different capacities in children’s ministries. Over the years I have taught Pre-K and Kindergarten Sunday School classes as well as helped with an afterschool program for the local kids to learn the good news of Jesus. I helped organize and start a children’s ministry for a small congregation in the area as well as helped kick start their VBS program. Our family's homeschool journey began perhaps a little later than most but God's timing is always perfect and we are growing and learning to trust in it day by day. I am very much looking forward to walking alongside and encouraging our first-grade families this year through all that the Lord has for us!
Hi! I'm Angie Kucera. I've been married to my husband, Dan, for 20 years and we have identical twin daughters who are 19 years old and recent graduates from Cascade Christian High School (one recently married!). We've attended New Life Nazarene Church most of my life and, most recently, are attending Table Rock Fellowship. Last year ('20-'21) was my second year teaching kindergarten at Arrows Academy and I am thrilled to be returning for the upcoming year! In addition to Arrows, I have taught music specialties at Grace Christian School for the past 8 years. I have produced their Christmas and spring musicals where I work with 200+ kiddos in each production. I have also taught science and social studies for a homeschool co-op a few years ago as well as homeschooling my own girls in preschool and kindergarten and again from 2nd-6th grades. I'm looking forward to partnering with you and your precious children!
Amanda Spears-Prek & Aftercare
Hello families! I have been an Oregonian for 11 years, married to my husband for 9 years and am a blessed momma of two. We have a 3 acre mini farm in Central Point that is home to too many chickens, 4 ducks, 2 cats, 1 very large sweet dog, and a very spoiled bunny. I love glamping, reading, coffee, cooking, gardening, and tacos. I have my Bachelors degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. From being a lifeguard, swim instructor, nanny, Student Ambassador for at risk youth and first generation college students, Sunday school teacher, Awanas Puggles director for a short season, homeschooler and now the Pre-K and Aftercare teacher for Arrows, I have always been blessed to work with children in some capacity. Before discovering Arrows, our children attended Grace Christian while I worked weekends. I realized that I was missing valuable time with them and started homeschooling while I still worked Friday-Sunday. I could not have done that without God and the amazing support of Arrows. I am very excited that He planned for me to be part of this wonderful group of teachers and homeschooling families. As Jeremiah 29:11 states, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. plans to give you hope and a future." To be the Aftercare teacher for Arrows last year was a blessing and I am thrilled to be back this year to serve Arrows families as the Pre-k and Aftercare teacher. May God bless you on this journey.
Hello, my name is Meridith Matson and I look forward to teaching your child music! My husband and I are both from Southern Oregon and just recently moved back along with our (super cute) daughter who was born in August 2020. My husband Scott is on staff at Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.
I hold a B.A. in Music from Simpson University and an M.A. in Media and Worship Arts from Dallas Theological Seminary. I have been teaching in the classroom and private lessons for over 10 years and I look forward to getting to know your child over this coming school year!
cAROLYN sTONE-pE tEACHER
Hello! My name is Carolyn Stone, and I am a certified Health and Physical Education teacher. My background includes teaching at both the elementary and high school levels. A few years ago, I stepped away from teaching so that I could raise my son, knowing that God would open the next door for me when the time was right. Thankfully, that door led to Arrows Academy. I feel very lucky to teach in a place where I can instill God’s love throughout my lessons. My husband and I have lived in the Rogue Valley for eleven years. We moved here from Spokane, WA. We enjoy getting outside with our son and our dogs. This valley has so much to offer for hikes and water to play in. Our church home is at Mountain Church in Medford where I serve in the children's ministry. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, gathering around food, documentaries, time with family, and any excuse for a good laugh. My passion is to nurture in your children a love and passion for movement and healthy living. Exercise has the power to unlock so much for our youth, from increased confidence, to teambuilding skills, maintaining emotional health, and a foundation of physical health that a vibrant life can be built upon. I want to model and direct the next generation to the heart of our redeeming God. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve your children.
Tara Dills-Art & Reading Groups
Hello! I am so excited to be serving at Arrows Academy this upcoming school year! Nurturing children's love of learning and creativity has been a passion of mine since I was in my teens. Over the years I have enjoyed experiences such as leading reading groups, tutoring and teaching preschool. In addition to working alongside children and families, I earned a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Development as well as an Associates of Arts degree. My husband James and I have four precious, young children. We started homeschooling last year with a deep desire for our children to love the Lord with all of their hearts. Our son, Christian, will be starting Arrows Academy this fall. We are grateful to become a part of the Arrows community! In my free time I enjoy coffee dates with friends, traveling, nature, audiobooks, painting, learning God’s Word and sharing Jesus’ love with others as opportunities arise. My family and I attend Ashland Christian Fellowship where I have served in the children's ministry and currently volunteer in the nursery. May the Lord bless you and your children! "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” -Proverbs 22:6
Hello! I am blessed to be beginning my 7th year with Arrows this fall (2021)! I am nothing special...just a mom and wife who likes excel spreadsheets and tacos. Stephan and I have been married since 2008 and I have 5 kiddos ranging from ages 5 to 19! We currently attend Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass and spend our family time together bowling, trying hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and playing Wii sports and Mario Kart. :) The Lord has been gracious in taking my hodge-podge of experience and using it for His glory. I grew up a pastor's kid learning to do all things church and event related at an early age. In high school, I worked at a local preschool and spent summers on staff at JH Ranch in Etna working with horses, cleaning, and kitchen crew. After high school, I became a mom and did in home daycare for a while and eventually took a job at a local church as the Early Childhood Coordinator. I also directed events including VBS and taught Saturday night kids church. A few years later, I took a job at Grace Christian School as an aide and substitute lunch lady but after our 4th child joined us, I ventured into the homeschool world. Quickly realizing our need for connection, I started a field trip group that ended up becoming Arrows the next year (2015). I served as the Co-op Director for four years and the last two years as the Academy Director. I and love seeing what the Lord has for us each year and can only image what He has in store for us this year!