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Our Learning Zone Teachers

Chenoa Beard

Chenoa has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Lindsey Wilson College and a Reading Specialist Master's degree from Georgetown College. She taught in the elementary classroom for 8 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Dustin, have 3 children, ages 5, 4, and 1. She loves being able to homeschool her children and is excited to get back in the "classroom" this year with Learning Zone. Chenoa and her family are very involved in their church, Center Point Church, and they love to spend time with their extended family and friends, as well as running Blessings for the Bluegrass, a non-profit in Lexington.


Erin Bodager

Erin and her family began their homeschooling journey when her firstborn was in kindergarten. She didn't know how long homeschooling would last, but eight years later they are still on the journey. Along the way she hopes her children are developing an enjoyment of learning, but more importantly that they are all learning to love God and others more fully. Erin has a BS in accounting from Lipscomb University and a MA in missions from Abilene Christian University. She enjoys reading, sewing, swimming, cheering for Michigan State basketball, and hanging out with her husband. 


Adrienne Carroll

Adrienne is a mom to three kids: Chloe, Connor, and Chandler. She's been married to Richard for 13 years and they have lived in Lexington for the past 10 years. She loves spending time with her family and getting creative with redecorating and landscaping projects at home as well as a few blow-out VBS themed projects that take over her entire garage a few weeks a year. She is an active member of Broadway Baptist Church where she serves as the Awana Commander and the Chair of the Women's Ministry.


Stephani Gifford

Stephani has a degree in Early Childhood Education but has learned more about educating children by Doing Things The Hard Way. She is a parent, foster parent, and soon-to-be-adoptive parent of 7 children and is on her 12th year of homeschooling. Stephani currently spends her days teaching her oldest to drive and convincing her twin toddlers to leave their clothes on. She is excited to teach the 2-and-3-year-old class in Learning Zone this year.


Melissa Kramer

Melissa is married to Michael and has three children (Katelyn, Noah and Lainey).  She has been homeschooling for nine year and loves the pace and flexibility that homeschooling provides.  Melissa has a BA in Elementary Education from Azusa Pacific University and an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary.  In her pre-children life she worked as the Director of Development at Lexington Rescue Mission and then as the Children's Pastor at The Rock La Roca United Methodist Church (Now Embrace UMC). She loved serving in urban ministry and continues to do that currently as a volunteer when possible. The Kramers attend Christ Church and Melissa loves traveling, reading, cooking, the beach, coffee and spending time with family and friends.


Brianna Legg

Brianna and her husband, Brent, have 2 girls, Bailey, 7, and Zoey, 4, and a son coming from Korea (adoption in progress). The Legg family is very involved in their church, Providence Community, they love to travel, go on field trips, host play dates, and be outside. Brianna enjoys fellowship with other women, lots of coffee, chocolate, and finding a great bargain. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada and was a District Director for the governor of Kentucky before becoming a homemaker. Brianna has been on this homeschooling adventure for four years and is thankful for time she gets to spend teaching and learning from her kids.


Tiffany Parsons

Tiffany is a Versailles native, a saltaholic, and mama to 4 children. Tiffany and her husband Christian are registered foster parents, so the number of children in their house is sporadic. She is fluent in both sarcasm and Spanish which she has taught in LZ classes. Her resume includes a degree from Georgetown College, and she prides herself in having survived and mostly enjoyed homeschooling her children for the last 7 years. She surrounds herself with her close-knit family and is active in her church, Lexington City Church. Tiffany is pleased to be serving as the administrator of Learning Zone again this year.  


Dawn Webb

Dawn teaches Middle School history and science as well as Biology at NHA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She is married to Chuck and has two daughters. Her oldest is a graduate of NHA and Morehead State University while her youngest daughter remains at home. She has taught classes with LZ and NHA for many years. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, gardening, and history.