Academic Instructors' Information
Kimberly Taylor (Honors High School Physical Science, Honors High School Biology, Honors High School Biology Lab, Honors High School Chemistry)
Mrs. Taylor has received a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Microbiology from Alderson Broaddus College. She pursued her graduate work at UK in the field of Microbiology and Immunology. She worked for a private research firm investigating monoclonal antibodies to brain and breast cancer and ran a thyroid cancer lab at UK. She has papers published in Clinical and Experimental Metastasis and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Kimberly has been married for over 27 years. She just graduated her fourth (and last) child after 20 years of homeschooling. She has taught in multiple homeschool environments and at all age levels. She currently attends Ashland Church.
Mrs. Jessica Duncan (High School Spanish I and High School Spanish II)
Mrs. Jessica Duncan is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a BA in Spanish Teaching. She has a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership with a concentration in English as a Second Language from Georgetown College. She taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3 to high school students in the Fayette County school system at Tates Creek High School before stepping away to stay home with her three sons- Judah, age 8, Asher, age 6, and Levi, age 3. For the past three years, she has taught Spanish 1 and 2 to homeschool students. Mrs. Duncan is passionate about education, language acquisition, and culture. She enjoys reading, learning, and being with her family.
Originally from Colombia, South America, Mrs. Duncan spoke Spanish as her first language. At the age of 5, her family moved to Georgia (United States) where she was raised. She and her husband, Josh, have been married for 16 years and have lived in Kentucky for almost 15 years working as part of a college ministry team.
(Middle School Science)
Jared Rose (HS Honors English 1/2 )
Jared Rose received a B.A. in English from Eastern Kentucky University in 2019. During his time at EKU, Jared worked as a Course-Embedded Consultant (CEC) for the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. As a CEC, Jared provided additional support to first-year composition students in English 101 and 102 courses by consulting with students both inside and outside of the classroom, analyzing student assignments, providing feedback on structure and content, and facilitating the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising of student writing assignments.
Jared also worked as the Editor in Chief of Aurora—EKU’s Literary and Arts Journal. For Aurora, Jared managed a staff of editors and a marketing team to successfully get a literary and arts journal up and running from scratch. In addition to managing Aurora, Jared simultaneously volunteered for America Reads and worked with first graders at Glenn Marshall Elementary School in Richmond, KY to help develop and maintain students' reading skills.
Jared lives in Richmond, KY and has a passion for the English language, and for literature in general, which he is happy to have the opportunity to share with the Wellspring Homeschool Community.
Carol Woolverton (Intro to English, Intermediate English)
Carol Woolverton received a B.A. in English Literature from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and a M.S. in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. She has been connected with young people and their literature throughout her life working with preschool children, bookstore patrons, and public library users. A highlight of her career was working as the manager of the collection development department of Book Wholesalers, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky. In that position, she met with publishers’ representatives to review their forthcoming titles in order to evaluate and recommend the best offerings to public librarians across the U.S.
Carol and her husband, Dave, have raised two sons, and have two granddaughters who have graduated from a homeschooling organization in Maryland.
Carol is happy to have the opportunity to share her love of literature and the English language with the Wellspring community.
Brian Ramsay (Intro to Computer Programming - HS Credit Elective)
Brian Ramsay received a BS in Computer Science from Taylor University in 2005. He worked as a software developer for a healthcare company and now manages development infrastructure and software releases as a DevOps Engineer. Brian enjoys introducing people to the fun of computer programming and creating something from nothing to solve a problem. Brian and his wife Michelle have lived in Berea for 5 years, moving here from sunny (and hot) South Florida to be nearer to family. If you know a Ramsay around here (spelled with an -ay), they are related. Brian and Michelle have 3 kids, 7, 5, and 3 years old, whose main interest in computers so far are games and YouTube.
Michael Brian Welch (Music Appreciation - HS Elective)
Michael Brian Welch is a tenor vocalist, conductor, and composer in the central Kentucky region. He is currently Adjunct Instructor of Choral Music at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where he directs the Concert Choir and teaches choral conducting. Welch is also the director of the newly formed Wellspring Chorus. Welch also maintains a private voice studio in the Central Kentucky region. As a singer, Welch has experience in opera, musical theatre, art song, and gospel. He is currently a tenor with the Kentucky Bach Choir. As a conductor, Welch formerly served as the choir director music theory teacher, conducting mentor and voice technique instructor for the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. As a composer, Welch regularly composes music for the church and concert hall. Welch received the Bachelor of Music degree with duals emphasis: voice performance and theory/composition as well as the Master of Music degree in choral conducting, both from Eastern Kentucky University.