All About Spelling/ Math Teacher
Katie and her husband, Justin, have been married since 1999. The Blue's have a small homestead in Pine Mountain where they are raising their 6 sons and 1 daughter. They grow veggies, goats,
poultry, and pigs.
Katie has always homeschooled her children and they all love being apart of Olive Plants Co-op!
Middle and High School Science Tutor
Janice Bryan is a high school and middle school science tutor who has been with Olive Plants since 2015. She has also tutored math, along with science, and has "Loved every minute of it."
Her plan for all students is to turn them into life-long learners.
Mrs. Janice has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with 6 plus years of manufacturing and design experience in the automotive, textile, and telecommunications industries. She switched careers to become a homeschool teacher of her now 4 children when her oldest began kindergarten. She is married to her best friend, Daniel, and they graduated their oldest child, Sadie, in 2019.
Janice strives to use her background to create a hands-on learning environment for each and every student.
High School Science Tutor
Since joining Olive Plants Homeschool Extension Program in 2016, Kim Bullard has consistently brought passion and dedication every single day. Her experience as a career high school science teacher makes her a perfect fit as one of our high school science tutors!
High School Math Tutor
Mrs. Amy Camp has taught secondary math courses
at Olive Plants since 2014.
She has a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Auburn University, and holds a Georgia Teaching Certificate. Amy has over 20 years of teaching experience in public school, private Christian school, homeschool co-ops and private tutoring. She also has been homeschooling her own children since her oldest started kindergarten, and graduated her oldest child, Gracie, in 2019.
Amy is married to Adam, and they are busy raising and training 4 children, serving in full-time ministry at Rosemont Baptist Church, and traveling the world with their family to share the love of Christ to the ends of the earth.
Middle School Math Tutor
Mary was born and raised in India. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from BIT Sindri, India. Mary met her husband, Norm, while he was on mission in India and Nepal. They married in 2000 and moved back to the United States later that same year. They now are in full-time ministry at Northside Church of Christ in LaGrange.
They have one daugther, Donna, whom they have homeschooled since kindergarten.
Mary began teaching math in the Greenhouse with Olive Plants in 2016, and now teaches middle school math and multi-level art classes.
Mary is an experienced tutor who began tutoring others during her high school years. She tutored neighborhood children from families whose parents had little or no education. Working with her mother and sister, she aided these children, who ranged in age from kindergarten to 9th grade, with homework and test preparations. She is also a registered Math tutor with the Wyzant tutoring service. Mary enjoys teaching little children and has taught elementary age Bible classes for many years.
Mary is an accomplished local artist who exhibits her own work as well as her OP students!
Check her out!
Greenhouse Social Studies Tutor
Jessica Folds is married to Brad Folds and they have four children – Makayla, Morgan, Mark, and Mary Kate. Jessica received both her Bachelor's of Business Administration and Masters of Arts in Teaching from LaGrange College. After teaching 4th grade at Mountville Elementary from 2006-2008, she began to homeschool her children. She is currently certified by the State of Georgia to teach grades K-8.
Mrs. Jessica has been a Greenhouse tutor wth Olive Plants since 2017, starting our first kindergarten class that year.
IEW & Composition Tutor
Olive Plants Founder and President
Mrs. Dawn Hays is the founder and president of the Board of Directors at Olive Plants Co-Op, and serves as the head of the English and Language Arts department.
Mrs. Dawn holds a B.S. Ed. in Human Learning and Development, Magna Cum Laude. She also has 20+ years of teaching experience, and is a certified IEW instructor.
She is married to her college sweetheart, Michael, who is a fellow educator in Troup County. They are both passionate linguists and only argue about one topic: the Oxford comma! LOL!
Dawn and Michael have 2 sons, Benjamin and Brian, whom they have homeschooled since birth. Benjamin graduated in 2018 and attends LaGrange College; Brian graduated in 2019, and is currently attending West Georgia Technical College to become a licensed electrician.
Greenhouse Reading and Spelling Tutor
Elizabeth Hewett and her husband, Bruce, have four girls and one boy. Their family is on a farming and homesteading adventure, gardening and raising animals in Pine Mountain.
They have been homeschooling their children since their oldest began kindergarten and they seek to glorify Him through this journey.
Elizabeth has been teaching in the Greenhouse at Olive Plants since 2017. Her passion is loving on students while helping them improve in both reading and spelling.
Greenhouse Reading and Spelling Tutor
Grove Social Studies Tutor
Mrs. Hurtado and her husband, Percy, have been married since 1990. They have six children ranging from a college graduate to elementary age.
After teaching for 7 years in a Christian school, Mrs. Hurtado came home full-time and began their homeschooling journey. They been homeschooling since 1998 and have graduated three of their six children.
Mrs. Hurtado has been with Olive Plants as a tutor since 2016, and serves as the Greenhouse supervisor. She loves having the opportunity to teach in the classroom and to assist and encourage others on their homeschool journey.
Greenhouse Math Tutor
Grove Science Tutor
Energetic and driven, we were thrilled when Dawn May joined us in 2018. Dawn is always excited to take on the next challenge and push our team forward.
Science and Math Tutor
Joy Pemberton began teaching in the Greenhouse at Olive Plants in 2017. She has been married to her husband, Timothy, since 1994, and they have 3 children. They graduated their oldest, Savannah, in 2015.
Joy taught elementary students at a local christian school for three years before she began her homeschooling journey in 2007. She has also enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years.
Joy loves teaching and looks forward to each year of growth, learning, and fun!
Middle and High School Social Studies Tutor
Cassi has been with Olive Plants as a tutor since 2017. She also keeps our website running, and leads our student council well.
Mrs. Cassi Wisener holds a B.S. in TV Broadcasting from Toccoa Falls College. She has over 15 years of experience working in broadcasting, advertising, and marketing. She has been homeschooling her 2 boys, Jacob and Caleb, since 2013. Mrs. Cassi is quoted as saying, “We have done the public school, private school, homeschool route and can’t believe we waited so long to homeschool, but now that we have, we can’t imagine school any other way!”