Admin & Coordinators:
3-4 Trail Guides, 7-9 Intro to Foreign Language
I am the homeschooling mom of six wonderful children ranging in age from three to seventeen. We have been a homeschooling family from the start. One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is learning so many things right along with my children. After spending my childhood as a Navy Brat, I enlisted as a flight medic in the Army. Upon completing my enlistment, I went to Enterprise State Junior College and then to the University of South Alabama where I studied political communications.
Growing up my family was religious, but in an impersonal way. When my first child was born, I began to sense how Jesus was working in my life in a very real way. My relationship with Him began to change and grow into a more personal and meaningful one. I am blessed to be able to seek His will, and ask for His grace and mercy as I try to honor and bring glory to Him each day.
5-8 IEW Writing, 5-8 Mapping the World by Heart
Rebekah Kunz has been married to Jason for over 20 years and has 4 children ages 8-17. Working as a home/hospital teacher for St. Mary’s County Public Schools part-time these past 16 years allowed her to be home with her children during the day. She currently also enjoys teaching for another homeschool co-op. Before her children were born, she taught middle school German and 2nd grade in both public and Christian school settings. She graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University Wisconsin with a B.A. in Elementary Education, and went on to obtain her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university. She holds a Wisconsin Teaching license for grades 1-9 and German.
Rebekah’s favorite activities are singing on the worship team, scrapbooking, swimming, walks, the county fair, and she loves to travel whenever she can. Although Rebekah was baptized as an infant and accepted Christ as her savior as a young child, she was baptized again in 2016 because she wanted to make a public declaration of her faith, and consciously choose to commit her life and will to Christ’s care and control. After many years of serving in children’s ministry, VBS, and facilitating Bible studies, her passion now is volunteering to help the hurting find healing in Christ as a leader in the Celebrate Recovery ministry through her church these last 3 years. She moved here from Wisconsin 19 years ago and lives in Callaway.
K-2 PE, 3-4 PE, 5-8 PE
I would like to introduce myself and thank you for the privilege of working with your children. My name is Regina McKenna AKA “Coach Reggi”. HCA has been a wonderful part of my classes since before they were officially HCA . I am an AFPA, Certified Children’s Fitness Specialist and the owner of JumpBunch®, Sports and Fitness for Children. Southern Maryland has been my home since 1993. I have been blessed with three children of my own, ages 11, 14 and 30 . My ultimate goal is to provide the spirituality, confidence and knowledge to help give children the building blocks to a lifetime of health.
Coach Shelly McCloskey will be your child’s teacher. She has been my employee since 2007 and has been teaching the PE classes at HCA for the last few years. Shelly has been an extraordinary employee and the children bond well with her. She is the mother of two boys.
K-2 Music, 3-4 Music, 5-8 Music
Shawnetta graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Health Care Administration as well as earning a Master of Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. After serving eight years in the Army, she resigned her commission to become a stay at home mom. Shawnetta and her husband Chris, the pastor of Lexington Park Baptist Church, moved to St. Mary’s County three years ago with their three children. She is involved in several ministries of the church bur her primary focus is music.
Shawnetta has taught private piano lessons for over twenty years and directed children’s choir for thirteen years. Throughout life she has been involved in community theatre and participated music opportunities. Her desire is to teach life values and principles as well as God’s love through music.
K-2 ART-Tastic, 3-4 ART-Tastic
Jamie Salerno has been a homeschool Mom of two amazing children, a 17yr old girl and 18yr old boy. She married her best friend and handsome husband Robert Salerno 22 years ago. Jamie and her family moved to Pax River, Maryland 10 years ago from the Dallas/Ft. Worth region of Texas where she grew up and met her husband. Jamie originally went to school for nursing where she earned her CNA license while working towards her BSN. She worked for Presbyterian of Plano Hospital for 6 years for before having to give it up to stay home with her two children after her husband was called up for activity duty. Jamie later went on to own and operate her own mural business in Mansfield, TX for 2 years as well as start and operate a non-profit organization that helped parents learn how to advocate for their special need children. Jamie and her family joined HCA in 2011 and it wasn’t long she became the Mom’s Fellowship and Prayer Coordinator for HCA. She later went on to become a Destination Imagination coach were she gained some of her theater experience. Jamie and her family has been attending SAYSF Bible Church for 4 years.
Our Admin Team
Curriculum and Faculty Administrator
Acting Assistant Director