OUR TEACHERS

Lynette Boyer

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Lynette earned her degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Samford University in Birmingham in 1996. After working for a year for a non-profit organization she moved to Santa Clarita, California to pursue her Masters degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College. While working on her degree she tutored all ages in various subjects. While in California she met her husband, Andy. They moved to Knoxville in 2000 and had their oldest of 6 children in 2001. Being married to a banker and a lover of budgets has caused Lynette to have a passion for helping others understand finances. Andy and Lynette are members of Grace Community Church in Maryville where they serve in various ministries from toddlers to adults.

Alison Chin

Alison Chin grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Information and Computer Science. She worked as a computer programmer for fourteen years, including working from home as a contractor after her oldest son was born. She became a full time mom after her second son was born, and a homeschool mom a couple of years later. Alison also served in the music ministry at various churches, including ten years as a teacher and pianist in children’s choir, and two years as a church organist. Twelve years ago, Alison and her family relocated from Atlanta to Knoxville, where she continued to homeschool her sons until graduation.  

Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and started working as an electrical design controls engineer in the automotive industry. As a controls engineer, she designed industrial machine by creating electrical diagrams for power distribution along with programming laser, robots, RFID, Programmable Logic Controllers, displays etc. She worked full time in the industry for 12 years before her journey of becoming a homeschool mom. She still occasionally contracts jobs in industry to keep current with existing technologies and programming languages. She loves for students to develop her love of science and mathematics. 

Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis graduated from Wingate University in North Carolina with a degree in English literature. While there, she found her niche in working with students one-on-one and became the lead tutor in the university’s Academic Resource Center. She acquired three tutoring certifications and completed an internship as a trainer for new writing tutors. Since then, she started her own tutoring business in Knoxville and has been working with high school students for several years. Jessica never gets tired of reading the classics, and she has a particular passion for the genres of fantasy and science-fiction. She loves to spend time with her husband and their sweet children, and she devotes her spare hours to crocheting, playing games of all kinds, and hiking the Smoky Mountains.

Stephanie Estabrooks

 Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia where she was received into membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She and her husband have raised five sons whom Stephanie enjoyed homeschooling from 1988-2016. With her youngest having graduated last year, Stephanie is pleased to be able to continue her career by teaching Algebra 1 at Master’s Monday and is also presently tutoring in Algebra 2 with Christian Academy of Knoxville.  Stephanie is very much looking forward to being a part of the Master’s Monday community.

Rich Melton

Rich Melton has been teaching all of his life. His first official position was as Instructor of Scout Skills with the Boy Scouts of America at age 12. At age 16, he began work as a summer camp counselor where he continued to teach a variety of outdoor and camp craft skills over the next seven summers. In 1978, he graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies/History and began his professional career as a 6th Grade teacher in Missouri. He currently serves as Pastor/Teacher and Middle School Youth Group leader with Christ Chapel of Knoxville, Tennessee where he and his wife Ruth have been members since 1981. The home schooling father of five, Rich was active in his children’s education and extra-curricular activities, frequently coaching and supporting his kids’ baseball, swimming, and soccer team involvements. He continues to referee and teach soccer refereeing at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Mr. Melton began teaching at Master’s Monday in 2001 and has taught a variety of subjects, including Life Science, Space & Earth Science, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Bible Study, World History, Study Skills, and Public Speaking. He loves to learn and also loves helping others love to learn and see the Lord’s majesty and glory in the world around them.

Marlayna Pence

Marlayna Pence graduated from the University of Kansas with an Education degree in Physical Science and a minor in Biology. She earned her teaching certificate from Judson College in Illinois.  She has taught in a traditional school setting for five years (four years in the high school and one year in middle school) and non-traditional setting for another five years with various ages.  Originally from the Chicagoland area, Marlayna and her family relocated to Knoxville almost three years ago after serving at a Christian International School in Colombia for a few years. 

Marlayna is married to Steve and have three children and are also foster parents.  Her family enjoys exploring the region by visiting different parks, hiking, and camping.

 

Amy Perrock

 Amy Perrock earned an Elementary Education degree with a minor in English from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Following graduation she worked in public relations for seven years. Amy’s teaching experience includes an interim position in a private school in West Virginia, eight years of homeschooling her three children, and over five combined years of co-op courses in Annandale, VA and Knoxville, TN.  Co-op courses included IEW, yearbook, preschool, science, and art. Amy is originally from Charleston, West Virginia but has lived in Knoxville for three years. She and her husband have enjoyed living in a total of five states and meeting diverse groups of people from all over the world. Her favorite pastime is reading historical fiction.

John Pryor

John Pryor grew up in Papua New Guinea. He returned to America to attend Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, and graduated with a BA in Bible and Cross-Cultural Communication in 1991. Since then, he has been the youth minister at Morrison Hill Christian Church in Kingston, TN (www.morrisonhill.com). An artist at heart, John creates music, draws, paints, sculpts, and writes--and he loves to create fun, interactive, and effective learning environments. Besides teaching countless music and writing lessons, he has taught part time in public and Christian schools (grades K-12) and helped homeschool his four boys. He also earned an MA in Curriculum Design from Colorado Christian University in 2014 and taught an interim class at JU for two years. John simply loves helping others maximize their God-given potential.

Bill Roop

 My name is Bill Roop, owner of Bill Roop Photography. I have a beautiful wife and two grown daughters.  I was born and grew up in Monroe Michigan. At the age of 18 I joined the United States Air Force. That was when I was given my first professional style camera to capture all of my travels and endeavors. My love for photography grew quickly and I seemed to always have my camera in my hand.  In 2005, after 20 years of serving in the Air Force, I retired and we moved to Knoxville where I worked for Alstom Environmental and joined as a member at West Park Baptist Church. At West Park I served two years on the praise team before I felt led to join my wife as a high school youth leader. I had always enjoyed photographing my surroundings throughout my travels, but it was as a youth leader that I gravitated toward portraits. My love for photography exploded as I captured different events in the youth group. In 2010 I got my business license and Bill Roop Photography was born. In January of 2014 I had to make a choice, I chose photography. I quit my work at Alstom and continued as a full time photographer. I love my job and the chance it gives me to meet so many new people. I pray that it never gets old. There, that’s me and how it all got started.

Susan Seaman

Susan Seaman received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and then went on to work in chemical development, polymer research, and toxicity and chemical safety in a twelve year career with Eastman Chemical Company. Then she left her career for her true calling and became a full-time mother of four and a homeschooler. She now has almost 18 years of homeschooling experience under her belt as well as four years of teaching chemistry at Master's Monday. She enjoys teaching and likes to make her classes practical and fun.

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