Jacksonville East Tutors
Bobbi Bacon graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.A. in Political Science. She then continued at UNF to get her Paralegal Certification, and worked in criminal prosecution. She began teaching to help students see that education is important and realize their God-given potential. She loves being outdoors, and is happily married with two dogs.
Comp & Literature Core C
Aylene Barr received her BA in English Education 6-12 from UNF in 2009. She has been homeschooling her three sons since 2007 with a two year break to teach at a small Christian school in Clermont, FL. She and her husband still attend Church of the Messiah where they were married twenty years ago and he is pursuing his Masters of Divinity and Ordination to the Deaconate. Her oldest son is starting college in the fall, her younger sons are pursuing their education through PEP. Mrs. Barr has long been a believer in classical education and is excited to join PEP as a tutor.
Allen Cagle serves as the Senior Pastor at Sunrise Community Church in Atlantic Beach, FL. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from the University of Mobile and an M.Div. from The Masters Seminary (Los Angeles, CA). He recently received his Doctorate of Ministry in Applied Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Allen has served in associate pastor positions in Los Angeles, CA and Mobile, AL before moving to Jacksonville in January 2013 to serve at Sunrise Community Church. Allen enjoys teaching, specifically teaching God's Word, and is excited to be able to share his passion for the Lord with teens! Allen and his wife Mindy have three children — Kate, Jacob, and Karis.
Sara Chappell has a Bachelor of Music Performance (Cello) from Lawrence University of Wisconsin and a Master of Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester). She has performed professionally in several symphony orchestras and has taught instrumental music for many years. Sara and her husband Chris homeschooled their four children for their entire pre-college education. Their youngest child presently attends PEP. For the past nine years, Sara has taught high school math classes in the Jacksonville homeschool community. She has a passion for math and science, as well as music, and enjoys imparting to students a greater knowledge of the glory of God expressed in His order and beauty in creation.
American History, Western Thought I, Latin I, Latin II
Dan Clay has a B.A. in History and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina. He also has a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Dan is the Associate Pastor at Ortega Presbyterian Church. He began teaching at PEP in 2006. His wife Amy is the Jacksonville site administrator. They homeschooled all three of their children through high school with the help of PEP.
Comp & Lit Core D, Comp & Lit Core E, Grammar
Hannah Clay joined PEP as a tutor in 2016 upon receiving her B.S. in English and Philosophy from Jacksonville University. She is a PEP graduate and is excited to return as a Composition and Literature tutor. She has been a writing tutor for the past five years, which has given her the ability to develop competent writers. Ms. Clay desires to help her students grow into compassionate, Christ-honoring people who love literature.
Spanish I, Spanish II
Sra. Dayton grew up in Cuba and moved to the USA at the age of 16. She was blessed with Christian parents and grandparents who taught her to love the Lord and His word. From a very early age she had two passions, being a Spanish teacher and serving the Lord as a missionary. The Lord in His grace has granted her both. She served for over 20 years as a pastor’s wife and missionary in Miami, Ecuador and Mexico and has been teaching Spanish for the past 14 years, having joined PEP in 2015.
Geography, Saxon 8/7
Luann Eiginger has a Bachelor of Music Education from Samford University and a Master of Music Education from Indiana University. She has been involved in the performing arts for many years and has experience in speaking before groups of all sizes. She is currently working at First Baptist Church as an accompanist and a piano teacher in the Performing Arts Center. Her desire in teaching at PEP is to instill a love for the Lord through the study of fine arts and communication.
Lindsay Fait is joining PEP this year to share her passion and love for history, English, and philosophy. She has Bachelor of Arts in English and History, with a specialization in British Literature from University of Florida Honors College. In addition to having been a textbook editor, she is a private music teacher (for guitar) and a published Christian writer. (My first collection of poetry is called Of Clay and the Kiln, and focuses on the intimate growth of relationship and trust cultivated in our lives through the dynamic as God as the "potter" and His people as the clay.) She has a passion for nature and the outdoors, a heart for travel and learning foreign languages, a great love of music, and, of course, a passion for writing and daily discovering the faithfulness of God through a study of His Word.
Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey
Christine received a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 1987 and worked in a private counseling practice and an inpatient treatment facility until the birth of her first daughter over 18 years ago. Since that time she has been teaching Bible studies for women, teens, and youth in the church and throughout the community. She also speaks at various women’s and leadership events and assists her husband in his business with administration and marketing. Aside from time spending time with her husband, Stan, and her daughters Brielle and Brenna, her greatest joy is spending time in God’s Word and sharing it with others. She is thrilled to now be a part of the PEP program not only as a parent but also as a tutor.
Logic, Spanish I
Dabney is thrilled to be returning to PEP as a tutor this year. She received her B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Memphis, and has taught in Christian schools and tutored privately for over 35 years. She is the proud mom of 6 children adopted from Mexico and Moldova, 2 of whom attended PEP while homeschooling. Her greatest joy in teaching comes from helping students discover how all knowledge points us back to our Creator, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Lord Jesus Christ. Dabney and her photographer husband,Jeff, can frequently be found on outdoor adventures, enjoying the beauty of Creation while kayaking or hiking.
Western Thought II & III, Government & Economics, Chemistry, Advanced Physics, Pre-Calculus, Math Lab, Yearbook
Mr. Hough has a B.A. in Political Science and American Government from North Carolina State University. He served a four-year tour in the US Navy where he served as an Engineering Officer and Navigator. During his service, Mr. Hough also served as Education Services Officer and assisted sailors in gaining college credits and degrees. His passion for teaching and unique experience allows him to teach sciences, math, philosophy, and theology from a grounded biblical view. He has served as Youth Director at his home church, Sunrise Community Church, for several years. Mr. Hough is married to Morgan, and they have three children, Jonathan, Esther, and Zeke.
Ashley Hoye has a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, where she majored in Illustration. She has been drawing since she could hold a crayon. Recently, she has completed two children's books and a painting for Billy Joel. She is involved at the Church of Eleven22 with her husband who is also an artist.
Geometry, Algebra II, Calculus
Laurie has a BA in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida. She has been teaching high school, tutoring, and working with homeschooled students for over 16 years. She is a returning PEP tutor and brings a love for teenagers and a clarity of explanation for difficult topics to the classroom. She helps out at her church by keeping the books and playing the piano along with her daughter who plays the guitar.
Rhetoric, Comp & Lit II (Core F)
Courtney has been homeschooling since 2001. She has a daughter who recently graduated from Hillsdale College in accounting, a son at Taylor University in journalism, and another daughter majoring in English at Wheaton College. Her youngest son is currently attending PEP. Courtney attended Hunter College in New York City and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, while pursuing a degree in social work. Her passion lies in composition and literature where she has been studying, crafting, and implementing a multitude of writing curricula for the past fourteen years of teaching. She has been the writing lab tutor at PEP and taught Core F Composition and Rhetoric for the last two years.
World History, Ancient History (Core D), Medieval-Early Modern History (Core E), Modern History (Core F)
Heidi Manzone has a B.A. in History/Literature from the University of North Florida and a Master in British History from UNF. She has been teaching history at the University of North Florida since 1997 and has been teaching middle/high school for over ten years. In addition, she has been with PEP since the program came to Jacksonville in 2007. She also serves her church as the Director of Christian Education and has spent many years homeschooling her sons. Her oldest graduated from PEP in 2014 and is now a music major at UNF, while her youngest still attends PEP. Heidi loves God, loves to teach, and loves to work with young people and feels blessed to be able to combine all three passions through PEP.
Life Science, Conceptual Physics, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology
Joanne Mastronicola brings 20+ years experience to PEP. She loves science and teenagers and has had the pleasure of teaching both for many years. In addition, she works with homeschooling families in various capacities – serving with both state and local organizations. She is the author of Piecing Together the High School Puzzle and blogs occasionally. She is slowing working through her graduate studies as time allows.
Pre-Algebra, Statistics, Personal Finance, ACT/SAT Prep
Lynne Hurley Norris is the founder and CEO of Diligent Solutions, LLC. She has been privately teaching and tutoring for over 35 years (4 years here in Jacksonville with local Christian schools). Mrs. Norris specializes in math, specifically all algebra, geometry, statistics, as well as ACT/SAT Math Prep, and introductory level college business courses like Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, and Management. Mrs. Norris' prior professional life included 20 years in the banking industry. She earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and holds a BBA in Finance from Loyola University. Mrs. Norris has been married to her husband, Michael, for 14 years. They have a 12 year old daughter, Liliana.
Composition & World Literature (Core A), Composition & World Literature (Core B), Composition and American Literature (Core C)
Ashley Workman is an eternal student who loves writing, literature, and the Spanish language. She received her BA in English with a Spanish minor from the University of North Florida. Her love for teaching began when she was a teen on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and has since continued to share her passion for the Lord through teaching. She has tutored privately and taught Composition & Literature and Spanish for many years, and is thrilled to be a part of PEP. She has been married since 2006 and she and her husband are growing their family through adoption.