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Instructor Profiles

At Open Tent Academy, we have strived to look for the best instructors in the world, setting no limits at what we can bring to you – the homeschooling family.   The instructors chosen to teach at Open Tent Academy come to us from across the globe and are leaders in their fields, both in their chosen professions and as proven teachers.   We are constantly looking for new teachers; if you know of anyone – please do not hesitate to contact Eva Lynn Goldstein-Meola.

Please note that Open Tent Academy reserves the right to change instructors (using our current teachers) for classes based on class size and/or needs. Although this is an unlikely event, it might occur.

Meet the instructors of Open Tent Academy! Click the instructor name to view their full biography.

  • Ashley Matheny

    Ashley Matheny

    mathenyashleyf@gmail.com

    Ashley Matheny

    mathenyashleyf@gmail.com
    Ashley Matheny grew up in the mountains of Morgantown, West...
  • Beth Roussakis

    Beth Roussakis

    abcnjroussakis@gmail.com

    Beth Roussakis

    abcnjroussakis@gmail.com
    Over the course of fifteen years, Beth has taught second...
  • Catherine Holder

    Catherine Holder

    settingthestagestudio@gmail.com

    Catherine Holder

    settingthestagestudio@gmail.com
    Hello! I am Catherine Holder! During the past eleven years,...
  • Celina Vallarta

    Celina Vallarta

    celina.vallarta@gmail.com

    Celina Vallarta

    celina.vallarta@gmail.com
    Celina Vallarta is a native Texan currently residing in South...
  • Charissa Vangi

    Charissa Vangi

    charris1026@gmail.com

    Charissa Vangi

    charris1026@gmail.com
    Charissa Vangi M.Ed. is an educator, a curriculum writer, and...
  • Erin Forte-Froehling

    Erin Forte-Froehling

    erin@powerofheals.com

    Erin Forte-Froehling

    erin@powerofheals.com
    How Do You Introduce Yourself? This is my area of...
  • Eva Goldstein-Meola

    Eva Goldstein-Meola

    eva@opententacademy.com

    Eva Goldstein-Meola

    eva@opententacademy.com
    Eva Lynn Goldstein-Meola, M.Ed., founder and director of Open Tent...
  • Geula Twersky

    Geula Twersky

    geula@geulaart.com

    Geula Twersky

    geula@geulaart.com
    Geula Twersky, M.Ed., English teacher, author, artist, speaker and mother,...
  • Jessica Elkins

    Jessica Elkins

    jessicadelkins@gmail.com

    Jessica Elkins

    jessicadelkins@gmail.com
    Jessica Elkins is a homeschooling mom of 3 (Audree-9, Nathaniel-5,...
  • Jodi McGee

    Jodi McGee

    jbmcgee1015@gmail.com

    Jodi McGee

    jbmcgee1015@gmail.com
    Jodi McGee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with...
  • Jonathan Meola

    Jonathan Meola

    jonathan@opententacademy.com

    Jonathan Meola

    jonathan@opententacademy.com
    Jonathan Meola was born in New York City, moved across...
  • Kirk Nelson

    Kirk Nelson

    kirkthreed@gmail.com

    Kirk Nelson

    kirkthreed@gmail.com
    I have been a professional graphics artist for almost 20...
  • Kirsten Bowman

    Kirsten Bowman

    kbowman274@gmail.com

    Kirsten Bowman

    kbowman274@gmail.com
    Kirsten is a human rights lawyer by profession, having worked...
  • Laura Petrusic

    Laura Petrusic

    laareed@hotmail.com

    Laura Petrusic

    laareed@hotmail.com
    Laura Petrusic, is a dedicated and versatile science educator with...
  • Lindsey Nelson

    Lindsey Nelson

    lindsey@opportunityunlocked.com

    Lindsey Nelson

    lindsey@opportunityunlocked.com
    Lindsey Nelson (M.S. Engineering Education, Purdue University; B.S. Mechanical Engineering,...
  • Margie Mascolino

    Margie Mascolino

    margie@chartolino.com

    Margie Mascolino

    margie@chartolino.com
    Currently living in Cornwall, England with her husband Rich and...
  • Penina Taylor

    Penina Taylor

    peninataylor@gmail.com

    Penina Taylor

    peninataylor@gmail.com
    Penina Taylor is an inspirational and motivational speaker and teacher. ...
  • Ryan Rasar

    Ryan Rasar

    stemqwest@gmail.com

    Ryan Rasar

    stemqwest@gmail.com
    Ryan Rasar holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from...
  • Sam Salo

    Sam Salo

    sam.salo.studios@gmail.com

    Sam Salo

    sam.salo.studios@gmail.com
    Hello! My name is Sam Salo and I am a...
  • Samantha Star

    Samantha Star

    samantha.star.education@gmail.com

    Samantha Star

    samantha.star.education@gmail.com
    Samantha was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She holds...
  • Sarah Pope

    Sarah Pope

    sarah@ebbingtides.com

    Sarah Pope

    sarah@ebbingtides.com
    Sarah Pope, General Certification in Education with a focus on...
  • Sarina Furer

    Sarina Furer

    sarina.furer@gmail.com

    Sarina Furer

    sarina.furer@gmail.com
    Sarina Furer, M.Ed., is an alumna of Lesley University's Creative...
  • Selena Robinson

    Selena Robinson

    selena@lookwerelearning.com

    Selena Robinson

    selena@lookwerelearning.com
    Selena Robinson has been working with the deaf community for...
  • Sophia Arroyo

    Sophia Arroyo

    mrsarroyo11@gmail.com

    Sophia Arroyo

    mrsarroyo11@gmail.com
    Sophia Arroyo received her Bachelor’s of Education and has taught...
  • Yitzchak Twersky

    Yitzchak Twersky

    ytwersky@gmail.com

    Yitzchak Twersky

    ytwersky@gmail.com
    One of Yitzchak Twersky’s great passions in life is teaching,...