Kaye Pepin, Sara McGahey, Jodi Smith

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Former Homeschooling Parent and Head of Mathematics, Wilson Hill Academy Kaye graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, and has a Master’s Degree in English from Tennessee Technological University. She brings a wealth of life experience as well as many years of teaching experience in private Christian schools, the public school system and online in both math and the humanities. She also served in the United States Army as a Russian linguist and homeschooled her sons (now grown).
First as a military brat and then as a spouse of an American soldier, Kaye has spent her life traveling the globe. She has an insatiable love of learning and spends most of her free time writing, reading and taking weekend trips to places off the beaten path. Currently, Kaye lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, with her family and their three dogs, Caesar, Brutus, and Cleo(patra)

Homeschooling Parent and Lower School Dean, Wilson Hill Academy Eighteen years ago at the birth of her first daughter, Sara turned her attention from engineering toward home and began cultivating her passion for the classical Christian tradition and pursuing mastery of the English language. Homeschooling her own five children has brought Sara opportunities to serve as a co-op director, a trainer and manager of other directors and teachers, and a keynote speaker at homeschooling parent seminars. Over the past seven years, Sara has taught English using a variety of curricula. In addition to her current role as teacher, she serves on the Wilson Hill Academics leadership team as the Dean of the Lower School. Sara lives in upstate South Carolina with her husband Jon and their five children, ranging from college to kindergarten. A good book, a cup of coffee, and a supply of dark chocolate are never too far from her reach.

Homeschooling Parent and Head of Grammar School Humanities, Wilson Hill Academy Jodi taught for five years in both public and private schools before staying home at the birth of her first child. In 2002 when their oldest child reached kindergarten, the Smiths decided to homeschool. The next years were spent raising, training, and teaching their four children. She began teaching online in 2011. This perfect job allowed her to be at home with her children and use her creative gifts to educate and encourage other children from all over the world in subjects that she loves. She has a passion for instilling the love of books and for incorporating biblical concepts and principles to her students. She considers it a privilege to come alongside families and be a part of their educational journeys. Jodi currently resides in Athens, Georgia, and her 5 kids range from 2nd grade through two recent college graduates.


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