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Maggie Ramsay (Foundations in Writing, Literature/Composition, and English I/II)
With a BA in Secondary Teaching and an MA in Education, Maggie Ramsay holds certificates in both English for grades 8-12 and writing for grades K-12. Additionally, she possesses extended certification in Language Arts for grades 5-8. Maggie has taught at both Model Lab and Berea Community as a long term substitute teacher for middle school language arts. More recently, she taught for four years at Madison Southern High School, as a 9th Grade English Teacher.
Maggie brings needed understanding to the nuances of teaching writing to middle and high school students. Her experience is solid as well as diverse. She has not only tutored for programs like First Steps and Upward Bound, but she has also worked as a home school tutor utilizing the IEW program.
Maggie has enjoyed traveling through Europe, including a summer program at King’s College in London studying women writers in Victorian England. A native of London, Kentucky, she is now married with two small children. Brimming with expertise and enthusiasm, she will undoubtedly be an asset to Wellspring’s Academic Center!
Leann Calico (General Science, Physical Science, Chemistry I)
A graduate of EKU and UK, Leann Calico has a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Math as well as a BS in Chemical engineering. She worked steadily in her field as first a process engineer, then a packaging engineer and finally a project engineer, over the course of six years. Prior to and during that time, she worked as an Organic Chemistry Lab Instructor and an Introductory Chemistry Lab Instructor for EKU. . Her work for the Center for Applied Energy Research at UK in the experimental study of water-gas shift catalysts was published and appears in such journals as Applied Catalysis A, Catalysis Letters, and The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. .
Leann is married with two preschool daughters. She is excited about education and has shifted her focus in that direction as she anticipates the possibility of schooling her own children. At her church, she has served in a tutoring program as a private tutor. She has had several years of experience tutoring students at all levels of education from elementary school to post-secondary.
We welcome Leann and the wealth of experience she provides!
Rachel Harmon (Spanish I)Rachel Morrison received her BA in Spanish from EKU in 2009. To immerse herself in the Spanish culture and become even more proficient in the language, she studied abroad in Morelia, Mexico for a semester and has spent several summers in northern Mexico working with missionaries counseling at camps and interpreting. She has a passion to assist migrant workers in the Richmond community and is involved in Mujeres Unidas as well as Project Read, making friends with these Spanish-speaking individuals and helping them learn English. She has taught several high school level homeschool Spanish classes as well as tutored numerous individuals since her graduation and is accustomed to making lesson plans, creating tests/quizzes and managing grades.
As a former homeschooler she understands the needs other homeschooling students have to converse and get feedback from other Spanish speakers. She looks forward to offering a dynamic classroom experience with plenty of opportunity for conversation and activity that is rooted in a solid grammar foundation.
Rachel is married to Josiah, owner of an automotive repair shop in town (Morrison Motor Works) and has a seven month old son, Eli. Together they look forward to homeschooling their son in the future and having him grow up bilingual.