Wellspring Academic Center

The Wellspring Academic Center will be closed for the 2021-2022 school year.  However, several current teachers have agreed to continue offering classes to homeschooled students in the community.  Their class offerings as well as their bio and contact information are included below so that interested families may contact them directly.

Core High School Sciences - Kimberly Taylor

​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.

 

Mrs. Taylor 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.

High School Courses Available:

Physical science

Biology

Chemistry

Biology lab

Chemistry lab

 

Anyone interested in the core high school sciences should contact Mrs. Taylor directly at wacteachertaylor@gmail.com for further information.

Computer Programming - Brian Ramsay

Mr. Ramsay received a BS in Computer Science from Taylor University in 2005. He worked for many years as a Software Developer and DevOps Engineer for a healthcare company, and now works for Berea College with their Student Software Development Team. Mr. Ramsay enjoys introducing people to the fun of computer programming and creating something from nothing to solve a problem. Brian Ramsay and his wife Michelle have lived in Berea for 7 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. Mr. Ramsay and Michelle have 3 kids, 9, 7, and 5 years old, whose main interest in computers so far are games and YouTube, but he is working on them.

High School Spanish - Rebekah Nutter

Mrs. Nutter is a 1989 graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s in Asian Studies, and additional studies in Spanish language, literature, and anthropology.  From 1992 – 1995 she was a  Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica, where she taught Spanish, English, Math, Social Studies, and Science to students in grades 7 – 12, and Spanish literacy to adults.  After her Peace Corps service ended, she entered a graduate program in bilingual education at San Francisco State University.  While in California, Mrs. Nutter earned her teaching credential.  She taught a bilingual class in Oakland California for 4 years.  After her marriage in 2001, Mrs. Nutter continued to teach part time in a community college,  as a private tutor, and as a homeschool Spanish teacher for children and adults.  Since moving to Kentucky in 2008, Mrs. Nutter has continued to teach Spanish, as well as tutoring for Classical Conversations.

 

Her teaching philosophy is that students learn best when they work hard and have fun.  Her Spanish classes center around constructing stories together in Spanish, with a lot of reading, writing, and Spanish conversation in every class.   Students focus on communicating competently in Spanish, while contributing their creative ideas to make each week’s stories truly unique and entertaining. 

 

Mrs. Nutter lives in Wilmore with her husband of 19 years, her daughter (17) and her son (12).  They own and operate a martial arts studio in Nicholasville. 

High School Spanish Course:

Spanish I  - This class will be held on Tuesday from 10:30-12:00 at 800 S. Main St, #F in Nicholasville

For more information, contact Mrs. Nutter directly at rebekah.nutterky@gmail.com or 443-618-3011.