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Academic Support

We recognize that not every homeschool parent was designed to be a homeschool parent and can always use some academic support. Our academic instructors will support the parent's efforts at home by covering the core concepts, engaging the students in group discussions, providing suggested assignments, and being available via MySchoolWorx Messages throughout each week.

Click "Scope & Sequence" to view our 4-year academic plan for each grade level.

Meet The Teachers


Beth Burchett

Science | K-5th Grades

With over 16 years of homeschool community experience and a credentialed focus in the Science of Microbiology, Beth Burchett is excited to teach the sciences to your children for all grade levels. She loves to partner with families, encouraging them in their journey of Christian educating their students from the home. Beth is excited for this new year to challenge and spark the appreciation for God's science in creation.


Austin Green

History | 3rd-5th & 9th-12th Grades

Coding & Robotics | 3rd-12th Grades

Teaching students in high school is one of Austin Green's passions. Austin obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN after attending 2 years at the Word of Life Bible Institute. He worked as a student pastor at several churches in the last 10 years and has an interest in both History and Biblical Apologetics.

Austin believes teens are like electricity: If you give them proper guidance and structure, they can be very beneficial and productive to others they influence yet if not encouraged down the right path, they can create unnecessary destruction to the world around them. 

Austin has lived in Lakeland for the last 14 years and currently works as a Senior Consultant for 2 tech companies, MySchoolWorx, and Active Defender. His wife, Nicole, and children, Alea (13), Caeden (9), Sophia (9), all love the outdoors, beach-time, pool-time, springs-time, basically anything having to do with water is the great day for them.

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Leslie Hetrick

Science | 6th-12th Grades

Leslie Hetrick is joining our team after recently relocating to Lakeland. She is originally from Georgia, but has lived in Florida, California and Arizona. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She earned her Masters in Teaching from California Baptist University and has taught both middle and high school science. 


As a homeschool mom of 3, she is passionate about cultivating a love of learning through read alouds, hands on activities, and exploring the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hosting game nights, and camping with her family and friends. 


Doug Oliver

Literature & Writing | 6th-12th Grades

History | 6th-8th Grades

Doug Oliver has a Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University in Communication, Theater Arts, and Bible Literature, as well as a Master of Arts from Concordia Theological Seminary. For most of his adult life, Doug has been in some form of Christian Ministry whether serving as a Youth Director, Director of Family Ministries, Teaching Pastor, or Lead Pastor at churches in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida.


Most recently, He served as the High School Language Arts Teacher at Wakpala Public School which is located on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. While there, Doug became state certified in Language Arts and Speech & Debate, plus he taught Oral Interpretation of Literature as an Adjunct Professor at Huntington College in Indiana.


Doug loves teaching and working with young people and started a new venture called Scriptures Alive Ministries where he presents Biblical monologues at churches throughout the Midwest and Florida. His experience and credentials give your students an amazing opportunity to enjoy literature in both written and oral forms.


Charie Farris

Literature & Writing | K-5th Grades

Charie discovered her love for children’s books and all things story time when she began her homeschool journey. Even when around town taxiing her daughter to play dates, you will find her with a storybook in tow. Captivating the mind and imagination with the characters, their journey, and the overcoming of obstacles has been a true delight for Charie.

She loves making literature come alive emphasizing its elements such as rhythm, rhyme, and imagery. Charie has a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Leadership from Polk State and has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance.

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Tanzel Picard

History | K-2nd Grades

Since I was a young child I have enjoyed helping others, I worked my college years providing respite care and programming to youth with disabilities. I have helped to run a youth group and various retreats and have a diploma in Community Outreach and Development. I have worked as  a FertilityCare™ Practitioner in the Creighton Model and have a passion for educating women about their health.

Most importantly, I am a homeschooling mom with over seven years’ experience. My four beautiful kids and I have helped facilitate various community service projects for our homeschooling community. I believe the greatest thing we can teach our children is that they are loved with an Everlasting Love. I enjoy teaching through stories, crafts, music, games and hands-on activities. I am excited and humbled to be joining as a volunteer teacher at the Integrity School of the Arts.

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