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
Science | 1st-2nd 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.
Science | 5th-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.
Literature & Writing | 1st-6th 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.
History | 1st-2nd Grades
Amy Kelly is a certified pediatric dental assistant and has been serving the Lakeland community for almost 20 years. Amy specializes in treating and serving patients with special needs. For Polk County Schools, She has taught dental health education as a Dental Health Advocate since 2008.
Amy thrives on homeschooling her three kids — Tyler (17), Bryce (15), and Emily (13) alongside her husband, Christian, of 19 years. Amy has always loved history, working with elementary-aged students, and truly strives to honor Christ in all she does. By creating an engaging and nurturing environment, Amy will foster an excitement and desire to learn in the students here at Integrity.
Advanced Biology | 9th-12th Grades
JoAnna Collins serves as program coordinator and full-time faculty for Board of Nursing Workforce Healthcare training programs at Northern Virginia Community College and currently serves as the Interim Director for the Practical Nurse Program. JoAnna Collins has over 29 years’ experience in the healthcare field. Starting in Pre-hospital Emergency Services as an EMT and progressing through her education as an EMT-Cardiac Technician, LPN, AND (Germanna Community College), BSN (James Madison University) and in 2022 earning a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Leadership (Concordia University-Nebraska). JoAnna has experience in a wide variety of specialty areas to include Cardiac, Telemetry, Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Mental Health, Primary Care and School/Community Health in addition to being a seasoned post-secondary educator. JoAnna has experience teaching, creating curriculum and training new instructors in Pre-licensure (RN) Nursing, Nurse Aide, Advanced Certified Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, CPR and First Aid, Basic Life Support, Wilderness First Aid, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, and Clinical Medical Assistant training programs.
JoAnna believes strongly in career pathways from rigorous secondary education to entry-level vocational preparation and post-secondary education and professional development. Having a variety of leadership experiences with organizations such as Virginia Medical Reserve Corp (VMRC), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), State and National Association of School Nurses (VASN and NASN), National Patient Advocacy Foundation (NPAF), Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia (EFVA), National Hemophilia Association and other organizations, JoAnna demonstrates her commitment to quality healthcare and educational leadership. Recently, JoAnna was selected by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) as a Fellow for the 2022 NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Leadership Program, sponsored by ECMC Foundation and powered by ACTE (formerly known as the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – sponsored by ECMC Foundation).
JoAnna is a married (Jonathan), seasoned, home-school mother of 4 with two who are still home and attend ISA (Jordan and Rebekah). JoAnna believes having a God-centered, work-life balance and time management are key in achieving goals both personal and professional. JoAnna and her family attend Bethel Baptist Church in Lakeland where they are very active in youth ministry and missions’ outreach.
History | 9th-12th Grades
Apologetics | 7th-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.
Literature & Writing | 7th-12th Grades
Biblical Literature | 7th-12th 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.
Spanish | 3rd-12th Grades
Coming from Chile and arriving in the States in December 2021, Beatriz is a Clinical Psychologist, who specialized in bond and attachment in families with children in early childhood, from systemic therapy to attachment therapy. She has a 6-year degree in Psychology with specializations in couples therapy and attachment therapy, as obtained from the Central University of Chile in 2001.
She has worked giving workshops on different topics related to children and parents desiring to strengthen these bonds for a healthy home life. She is the mother of three children between 13 and 8 years old. Beatriz is Native Spanish and certified in a variety of DCF courses. She is currently working as a substitute teacher at Mi Escuela Montessori.
Science | 5th-12th Grades
History, Science & Phonics | K4-K5 Grades
Angela Glaros is a wife and stay at home Mom to five kids, 2 bonus sons 25 & 20, 2 daughters 12 & 10 and a son who is 8. Angela felt called to homeschool her children from the very beginning and believes it's our God-given blessing as parents to "Train up a child in the way he should go," Proverbs 22:6. Upon starting her homeschooling journey in 2015 with her oldest daughter, she began by teaching her at home and then started to venture out by getting involved in many different co-ops in the Lakeland area.
She participated in various co-ops by volunteering, substitute teaching, co-teaching a Tots Class, planning, organizing, and recently teaching Kindergarten for 2 years. Angela believes that having community and support is essential in being successful in this beautifully fun, adventurous homeschool journey! Angela has a heart for little ones and helping facilitate their love for learning through hands-on-fun and engaging activities.
Angela loves Jesus, iced coffee, crafting, history, reading, antique shopping, and camping. As a homeschool family, she believes that learning through life experiences is so important and adventures like trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains, camping in Inverness, exploring museums and antiquing in small towns are just some of her families favorite ways to achieve those goals!
Math Tutoring | 7th-12th Grades
Coding | 3rd-4th Grades
Jorgeandres Alvarez is a cheerful and extroverted new tutor who will be joining Integrity this Fall. Being born in Puerto Rico, he is fluent in both English and Spanish and has been working with kids and teens all his life. Jorgeandres started out volunteering in Vacation Bible School for his Church, then in a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding poor children in Pinellas County. Then, for five years, he worked as a lifeguard ensuring the safety of all the patrons who came to enjoy the facility. He is certified in First Aid and plans to renew his certification in the Fall.
As for his experience in Math and Coding, Jorgeandres is proud to say that he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University. His hobbies currently include writing, going to the beach, and coding. He is interested in all sorts of movies, video games, and TV shows — too many to count. Jorgeandres looks forward to tutoring this year to break the stereotype by proving that math and coding can be fun!
History | 7th-8th Grades
Wendi Bergin is a mom of seven children and has been homeschooling for nearly 16 years. She and her family recently moved to Lakeland from New Jersey and are loving the new surroundings, the birds, and the warm weather in the winter. Wendi grew up in Charlottesville, Va which is the home of Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia (she’s a HUGE fan of UVA men’s basketball). Merriweather Lewis and William Clark, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, grew up near the area as well.
Wendi is the type of person who reads ALL the little brown signs on the road and at places of interest. This drives her kids absolutely crazy. She loves history related to colonial times and the Revolutionary War. Living across the Delaware River from Pennsylvania, Wendi often took her kids to places like Independence Square in Philadelphia, Valley Forge, and on Christmas Day, they would go to the re-enactment of Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware.
Wendi’s favorite subject is….field trips, especially historic-based. Her favorite trip was in December 2019 when she took two of her kids to Rome, Italy, and a 13-day cruise to Turkey, Greece, and Israel. Along with loving history, Wendi loves to learn and teach about preparedness, natural remedies, preserving food as well as other forms of self-reliance. She even has a podcast called Joyfully Prepared where she discusses different aspects of preparedness and motherhood.
Coding | 7th-12th Grades
Anna Coleman is a senior at Southeastern University pursuing a degree in Pure Mathematics. She has a unique passion for learning and challenging herself academically, mathematics and computer science have been her specific pursuit the last few years. She is involved at her college through the tutoring system, teachers assistantship, student government, and mathematics honor societies.
Growing up as a Missionary Kid in Haiti, she learned the value of education and perseverance in the face of adversity. She has two younger siblings that she calls her closest friends and often helps with their homeschooling process as her family continues to live on the mission field, now in Jamaica. She continues to travel and do missions, recently visiting Israel and then serving at the southern border of Texas and Mexico.
Learning is her love, second to Christ. She lives by the verse “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14. She cannot wait to assist in students finding the beautiful parallels between math and faith.
Physical Education (PE) | 7th-12th Grades
Tracy Weeks is experienced in finance and has been in the industry for over 15 years managing bank branches like Mid-Florida and is currently the registrar for ISA managing their books. However, one of Tracy’s great passions is engaging students with sports, and outdoor activities as well as leading the largest 4-H chapter in Polk County. She is NASP Certified and a USA Archery Instructor with 4 years of coaching experience — giving her the experience needed to coach Integrity’s Competitive Archery Team.
She has a love for sports and comes up with competitive games to play that are fun and interactive while teaching the importance of exercise and discipline. Tracy believes Phys. Ed. is not only a great way for kids to strengthen their relationships with their peers but also helps to build their self-confidence, and appreciation for teamwork. Tracy Weeks lives in Lakeland with her husband (Brian), and their three kids (Nicolai, Sophia, and Millie).
Coding | 5th-6th Grades
Since 1996, Chad Farris has worked in Christian ministry as a Worship Pastor, Church Planter, Co-Pastor, Executive Pastor and is currently serving as an Elder at Fuel Church here in Lakeland. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Music and Religious Education and obtained his Master’s in Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Chad has been working with computers since he was 13 years old and has always been curious about what he can make them do. He is passionate about leveraging technology to make others more productive and to make a greater impact on those around him. He works full-time as a Technology Manager for Primo Water North America. At Primo, Chad uses Python to pull data from APIs, transform data, and load/query SQL databases.
Chad, his wife Charie, and daughter Meghann (6) have lived in Lakeland for 17 years. They love spending time in the pool and going on day-trip adventures around the state of Florida. Chad enjoys projects using Raspberry Pi and Arduino — with his next project being an automated hydroponics garden.