Board of Directors
In 2014-2015, two of the original administrators (and several other board administrators) decided that they should move to a Volunteer Board of Directors in order to provide CHA with the means to recruit and train younger moms who could eventually lead the organization. An existing 'advisory board' then became the permanent board of directors just last year and this board continues to develop and grow. Currently, there are eight volunteers sitting on the board.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Has been homeschooling her two children for 15 years, has been at CHA for 14 years. She has tutored various classes over the years, including 10th Grade Great Books, 12th Grade Thesis, Classical Math and others. She is a graduate of Univ.Maryland Pharmacy School and is currently at St. John's College Graduate Institute, working on a 2nd Masters. She works at Carroll Hospital Pharmacy but enjoys reading and family time.She is proud to have a 2015 graduate from the academy
Is the new Headmaster for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. He has been at CHA for 8 years and is in his 4th year of homeschooling. He currently tutors 9th grade Great Books, Pre-Algebra, 9th Grade Grammar, High School Latin III and is the Music Appreciation Department Chair. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University and a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Episcopal seminary, where he is currently a lecturer in church history and liturgical music and the choir director. He is also a piano teacher and enjoys baseball, football and basketball.
Tracey has been homeschooling at CHA since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Literature and Culture from Washington College and completed graduate classes at Central Connecticut State University. At first, Tracey was intimidated by homeschooling as it seemed a "daunting task." After visiting public and private schools, a friend recommended CHA... they knew after their first day that CHA was a good fit for them! Tracey is also a writer and will have her third devotional printed in a magazine this winter and had a piece published in Focus on the Family.
Sherrie has been homeschooling for 17 years, 15 of which she has worked to help develop CHA since its inception, including forming and overseeing the grammar and writing program. She is still currently the Grammar and Writing Department Chair. In addition, she is a Registered Instructor with IEW. In her time outside of CHA, she is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and has worked for United Cerebral Palsy, Kernan Hospital, Therafit Rehab, and Theragro, Inc.
Erica has been homeschooling for three years and at CHA for three years. She attended Mt. St. Mary's and received a BA in Fine Arts and Communication Studies and a Masters in Teaching. She worked as a missionary pro-life and chastity speaker and has taught in various situations. She sees CHA as a Godsend for education, formation and family life and is excited to have her first child in pre-school. A favorite hobby is singing! Her favorite quote is "But today my only guide is self-abandonment. I have no other compass. I no longer know how to ask passionately for anything except that the will of God shall be perfectly accomplished in my soul." --St. Therese of Lisieu
Is one of our treasured tutors and board members who has completed her time of homeschooling (22 years!). Her youngest of three children is in college and while she could be doing any number of jobs, she has chosen to continue to tutor students at CHA. Laura tutors 5th and 6th grammar and writing, and Latin to elementary, middle and high schoolers. Laura also enjoys having grandchildren around and loves watching her daughter dance.
Is a Ph.D graduate from the A.J. Clarke School of Engineering at University of Maryland studying electrophysics and microelectronics and with an undergraduate degree from Drexel University studying electrical engineering. He has worked for over twenty-five years in technology research and development including in the fields of optics, biodetection, and cellular physiology. Dr. Fielding is a homeschooling father of four, and had participated in homeschooling his children for nine years. An avid runner and cyclist, musician, surfer and reader. His favorite recent spiritual reading is Father Michael Gaitley's Consoling the Heart of Jesus, a Do-It-Yourself Retreat inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Nicolette and her family are entering their fifth year of the homeschooling journey and their second year at CHA. She and her husband have two children. She is an experienced educator and has taught in the various disciplines. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (grades 1-8) and a Master of Science in Educational Administration and has taught in private and public traditional schools. Her life verse is Jeremiah 17:7-8 "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Gretchen is entering her 6th year of homeschooling as well as her 6th year at CHA. She has a B.S. in Business from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Masters in English from Washington College. She enjoys reading, being outdoors and working with her family on their small homestead raising chickens, pigs and (hopefully) goats. Her favorite quote at the moment is from her late father in-law, Tom Sisk - “Never underestimate the power of kindness.”
PAST BOARD MEMBERS
Thank you to these individuals for their past service to CHA