Daniel Coblentz — PE (Physical Education)
Daniel Coblentz is a World Certified 8th Degree Black Belt in the art of Taekwondo. He has been teaching since 1985 and is also an Ordained Minister of the Gospel since 1998.
Josh and Erica Johnson — Robotics
Josh holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Bob Jones University and a Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IUPUI. He is currently employed at Viavi Solutions as a Hardware Engineer, designing, testing and sometimes programming circuit boards. His fascination with robotics stems from the unique blend of engineering disciplines it offers, combining electrical, mechanical, computer, software, and systems engineering into a single package. His role on the robotics team is to help teach engineering concepts required to create the robots. His goal is to help students to appreciate engineering and inspire them to become engineers themselves.
Erica holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Bob Jones University. She is currently employed at PTS Diagnostics as a Quality Control Specialist, investigating customer complaints. While she is relatively new to the world of robotics, Erica is a master of proper scientific discipline. Her role on the robotics team is to promote/enforce good lab practices such as documentation, safety, and researched decision making. She turns the robot club from a mad-house into an efficient laboratory of robotics development! Her goal is to help students appreciate science and inspire them to become scientists themselves.
Kerri Dilling — Elementary Choir (3rd-6th grade)
Melissa Alexander — American Sign Language (3rd-6th grade)
Melissa Alexander has close to 40 years of contact/experience with the deaf community and American Sign Language (ASL).
It was once said, “a deaf person’s greatest treasure was a hearing friend”. Melissa was in junior high when her family moved into an apartment complex that had a deaf girl living at the end of her block. In no time, she had befriended this girl & began to learn how to fingerspell the alphabet and some learn basic words under the instruction of this deaf girl. Fast forward several years and Melissa headed off to Tennessee Temple University for college. TTU had a deaf school within the university, thus all chapels, student body meetings and church services were interpreted for deaf students. She was exposed over and over to ASL & she began learning more ASL just through interaction with deaf students.
Melissa made several deaf friends, took some beginning sign language classes the university offered and even began accompanying deaf students to the infirmary & doctor’s offices to interpret for them. At one point Melissa’s desire was to become an interpreter for the court systems, but God had other plans. She continues to use her abilities whenever possible and would love the opportunity to share her knowledge with young people and see them come to love the beauty of the “silent” language.
Denise Wilson — Mathematics
Denise Wilson graduated from Marian College in 1997 with a B.A. in Mathematics (Secondary Education) with an endorsement in Middle School Education. She has taught for a total of 9 years at two Christian schools, Indianapolis Baptist School (2 years) and Baptist Academy (7 years).
She and her husband are very active in their church, her husband being the Music Director and preaching when called upon, and Denise being the church pianist and a Sunday School teacher, as well as taking care of several church secretarial responsibilities.
Denise left teaching school when she had her first child and has been homeschooling for 8 years now.
This year, Denise is looking forward to teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Personal Finance.
Charmagne Thomas — Science
Charmagne is an experienced home school teacher as well as a registered nurse for the past 24 years. Her bachelor’s degree earned from Pensacola Christian College in 1995 included the equivalent of a minor in science.
Her love for the sciences is evidenced by strong academic teaching, and her love for students is conveyed through engaging interactive techniques. She has taught physical science, biology, and chemistry in the home school environment. She is adding advanced biology this year (2019-2020) which is a particular favorite as it covers anatomy and physiology. Her classes offer the same excellency in academics of a traditional classroom setting and experienced teacher access with the flexibility of homeschooling.
Other Instructors — Electives
Some of our elective classes are taught by other instructors. We are always looking for qualified teachers to join our team, so please contact us if you’re interested in participating as part of the BTHE team.
Kathy Fowles — Art
Kathy Fowles graduated in 2004 with a BS in Art Education at Taylor University with a certification in K-12 Art. She has experience teaching art in a variety of settings, from the high school level at Decatur Discovery Academy to after school art with K-8th grade students through Art with a Heart.
Kathy has three children and has enjoyed playing and learning along side each one at their co-op preschool. She has served on the preschool’s board for three years and was the President in 2014/15. In her free time, she likes to paint and finds inspiration by spending quiet time with nature. Every year Kathy looks forward to exhibiting her mixed media and watercolor paintings in the Indiana State Fair.
Alicia Estes — Creative Writing, Drama, and English
Alicia Estes has 18 years of teaching experience at both the middle school and high school levels. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 2000 with a B.S. in English Education and a minor in Interpretative Speech and in 2004 with a M.Ed. in Secondary Education specializing in English.
Her experience in the classroom has been at Germantown Public High School (WI), Suburban Christian School (IN), and Burge Terrace Home Educators. She has directed multiple dramas and musicals and run elementary drama camp for 5 years.
She and her husband have worked as youth sponsors with the Burge Terrace Youth group for the past 18 years where the Lord has continued to grow her love for teenagers. Alicia has also homeschooled her own three children for the past 9 years.
Jon Streeter — Critical Thinking with Debate, Geography, German II, and Government/Economics
Jon Streeter was born and raised in Indianapolis and was active in his local community throughout his high school years. A member of Castleview Baptist Church since 2008, he was involved in the youth ministry for many years and has developed a passion for youth education. He attended Hillsdale College and Oxford University and holds degrees in History, Political Science and Economics.
Since 2006 he has taught at Northpoint Homeschool Classes with classes in American and World History, Government, Economics and Debate. He also runs a private tutoring program at Fishers Library for students in Military History and German. In 2014, he joined the staff of Verity Institute, a CLEP-based college program, where he teaches American Politics and both Macro- and Microeconomics. In what little free time he has, he runs a travel company called AET, which organizes educational trips in the United States and Europe and raises money to allow underprivileged high school students the opportunity to travel and “walk in the footsteps of history”.