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Shawna graduated from Hope College in 1993. She is a homeschool mom to six children with three being graduated. Shawna has been married to Craig for 29 years! She is a faithful follower of Christ and attends Calvary Bible Church. Shawna has been a tutor with Homeschool Performing Arts for many years and a part of the KAT community as a parent and serving on the board and PAC and now as a tutor!
David is the father of five amazing children and husband to Sarah. He is passionate about homeschooling and teaching the next generation! David has a Business Management Degree from Michigan State University and Master's in Business Administration from Wayne State University. He has taught Business Management, Marketing, Personal Finance, and Professional Workshops and SMC. David also currently owns and operates two real estate companies. Instructing students in Business, Faith, & Life is his passion!
Pat has a BBS (secondary education) from Crown College. She loved teaching at a small private school in Grand Rapids and have continued my love of teaching and community with children’s church ministries, RBM’s Released Bible Time, and co-op.
Melissa has been a professional photographer since 2007. She specializes in newborn, family and high school senior photography. She also has been photographing weddings her whole career. She has been a mentor to many new photographers and always enjoyed teaching others the wonderful world of photography. She is professionally trained by some of the nation’s best photographers in lighting, posing and editing.
Ann graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Group minors in Science, Elementary Education, and English) and a Master’s degree in Reading. After teaching in both public and Christian schools in the Kalamazoo area, I have homeschooled my children, graduated two daughters, and am currently teaching one son and one daughter. They have attended KAT for two years, but this will be my first year of teaching at KAT. I am excited about this new challenge! My love for teaching continues to grow and I am looking forward to fostering in students a love of learning and discovery in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!
Sofie has a background in teaching violin and is one of the instructors with Thompson Tutoring. She is currently a violinist for the Muskegon Symphony Orchestra. Sofie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance. Her nurturing and positive approach to instruction is well-loved by students.
Bethel loves teaching and working with students of all ages and abilities. She was homeschooled through high school and went on to receive a double Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy and mathematics from Western Michigan University in 2015. Upon graduation, she was granted a teaching fellowship in the pure math doctoral program at WMU teaching various college math classes from Algebra II to applied and engineering calculus. She earned her master’s degree in 2017 and is almost finished with her Ph.D. Bethel has also tutored foreign K-12 students in English as a second language. My many other interests include writing, music, and chess, and a love for the Lord!
Katie holds a Bacehlor’s of Music Education (K-12 Supervision) with a major in Voice and minor in Piano from Aquinas College. She taught in the public and private school settings in Grand Rapids, South Haven and Kalamazoo before homeschooling her four children (with two graduated). Her love for the Lord is apparent in all that she does.
Kim majored and minored in various foreign languages and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1981. She studied in France, Belgium, and also at the Freie Universitat Berlin. Kim taught French for over 30 years at Kalamazoo area private schools, KAT, and privately for preschool through high school students.
Corey has a background in instrumental music instruction. He has a Bachelor’s of Music (Educational Emphasis). Corey served as Director of Bands at West Branch/Rose City Schools, Kalamazoo Schools, and Kalamazoo County Day. He is the owner of Thompson Tutoring, LLC and has been providing private lessons in the greater Kalamazoo area for over 20 years.
Dawn has been an educator in the Kalamazoo area for over 20 years. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (music). Dawn also has an extensive background in teaching piano, voice, and guitar along with serving as a elementary school music instructor, church choir director and organist.
Kristen Scranton has taught at KAT since 2006. Prior to that, she worked as an eighth grade language arts teacher at Mattawan Middle School for three years before having her son and choosing to stay home. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree with a major in Elementary Education and minors in English, Math, and Science from WMU. She earned her Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. Kristen has served on various English/Language Arts committees at Mattawan Schools that integrated curriculums between grades six through twelve. She has worked with over 1,000 public school and homeschooled students who have had a variety of needs, from special education, dyslexic, emotionally impaired, and autistic students to those honor students who needed challenging to keep them interested.