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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 individuals chosen to teach at Open Tent Academy are leaders in their field, individuals involved in current research with leading companies around the world as well 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.

Introducing the inaugural staff of Open Tent Academy! Click the instructor name to view their full biography.

  • Ana Cruz

    Ana Cruz

    anacarina.fratta@gmail.com

    Ana Cruz

    anacarina.fratta@gmail.com
    Ana Cruz is a Colombian homeschooling mother of three daughters....
  • Charissa Vangi

    Charissa Vangi

    charris1026@gmail.com

    Charissa Vangi

    charris1026@gmail.com
    Charissa Vangi M.Ed. is an educator, a curriculum writer, and...
  • Dawn Guckavan

    Dawn Guckavan

    mommy2four@me.com

    Dawn Guckavan

    mommy2four@me.com
    My name is Dawn Guckavan. I have been a homeschooling...
  • Elisabeth Rainey

    Elisabeth Rainey

    elisabethrainey@gmail.com

    Elisabeth Rainey

    elisabethrainey@gmail.com
    Elisabeth Rainey grew up in South Carolina and always knew...
  • Elyssa Bockman Brecher

    Elyssa Bockman Brecher

    opententasl@gmail.com

    Elyssa Bockman Brecher

    opententasl@gmail.com
    Elyssa Bockman Brecher comes to OTA from Northern Virginia, where...
  • 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,...
  • Hilary Jamila Ayer

    Hilary Jamila Ayer

    malaikainafrica@hotmail.com

    Hilary Jamila Ayer

    malaikainafrica@hotmail.com
    For the past 25 years, I have been an educator...
  • Jennifer Tubbs

    Jennifer Tubbs

    jentubbs@LIVE.COM

    Jennifer Tubbs

    jentubbs@LIVE.COM
    Jennifer Tubbs holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Liberty...
  • 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...
  • Keith Brooks

    Keith Brooks

    keith@keithbrooks.com

    Keith Brooks

    keith@keithbrooks.com
    Keith Brooks, along with his wife Vanessa, homeschooled his three...
  • Ken Hamilton

    Ken Hamilton

    native.human@gmail.com

    Ken Hamilton

    native.human@gmail.com
    Ken Hamilton has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from...
  • Kirk Nelson

    Kirk Nelson

    kirkthreed@gmail.com

    Kirk Nelson

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

    Laura Forde

    fordelaura@yahoo.com

    Laura Forde

    fordelaura@yahoo.com
    Laura Forde has been teaching Criminal Law for the last...
  • Leo McCormick

    Leo McCormick

    anchoredresolve@gmail.com

    Leo McCormick

    anchoredresolve@gmail.com
    Mr. Leo McCormick has thirty years of experience as an...
  • Margie Mascolino

    Margie Mascolino

    margie@chartolino.com

    Margie Mascolino

    margie@chartolino.com
    Currently living in Cornwall, England with her husband Rich and...
  • Michelle Rapchik-Levin

    Michelle Rapchik-Levin

    levinim4@gmail.com

    Michelle Rapchik-Levin

    levinim4@gmail.com
    Michelle Rapchik-Levin has been an educator for over thirty years....
  • Penina Taylor

    Penina Taylor

    peninataylor@gmail.com

    Penina Taylor

    peninataylor@gmail.com
    Penina Taylor is an inspirational and motivational speaker and teacher. ...
  • Ruti Eastman

    Ruti Eastman

    rutimizrachi@gmail.com

    Ruti Eastman

    rutimizrachi@gmail.com
    After serving in the United States military, Ruti Eastman married...
  • Sara Moore-Gruver

    Sara Moore-Gruver

    Sara.Mooregruver@gmail.com

    Sara Moore-Gruver

    Sara.Mooregruver@gmail.com
    Sara Moore-Gruver graduated from homeschooling in 2000, and attended Houghton...
  • Sarah Giddens

    Sarah Giddens

    bsgiddens@verizon.net

    Sarah Giddens

    bsgiddens@verizon.net
    Sarah Giddens earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political...
  • 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...
  • Shayna Hume

    Shayna Hume

    shayna.hume@gmail.com

    Shayna Hume

    shayna.hume@gmail.com
    Shayna Hume is a senior at the University of Miami...
  • Silvia Kramar

    Silvia Kramar

    Silviaolili1@gmail.com

    Silvia Kramar

    Silviaolili1@gmail.com
    “Signora Silvia”, as her students call her, was born in...
  • Sophia Arroyo

    Sophia Arroyo

    mrsarroyo11@gmail.com

    Sophia Arroyo

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

    Stephanie McCormick

    mccormickskm@gmail.com

    Stephanie McCormick

    mccormickskm@gmail.com
    Ms. Stephanie McCormick is a homeschool high school graduate, pursuing...
  • Vrinda Joshi

    Vrinda Joshi

    vrinda@tinytechsclub.com

    Vrinda Joshi

    vrinda@tinytechsclub.com
    Vrinda Joshi is the founder of Tiny Techs Club. Vrinda...