Jessica Sykes Pre-K

Jess has been married to her “handyman” hubby, the love of her life, John, for the past 15 years. They have 4 energetic, fun loving kids: their son will be in kindergarten this year and our daughters will be in grades 4th, 8th & 9th. She lives live the country life, and on any given day you can find her fishing, 4-wheeling, chasing a runaway chicken or working on whatever DIY project she has up her sleeve. In her spare time she loves to read and has instilled that love into her children as well. Jess and her husband have been homeschooling for a few years now and have really appreciated the process of starting their son on the path to reading. She also loved teaching Pre-k children in a local co-op this past school year and the enthusiasm that they brought to the classroom.

Joan Boring 1st-6th Math

Joan is happily married and the mother to 6 children, the youngest of whom is 8. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and home taught three of her older children in middle and high school. Fun fact: there are 22 years between her oldest and youngest children!

Jessica Graves 1st-6th Science

Jessica has been married to Wayne for 22 years. Together, they have 2 children-Paul, (19 - sophomore in college) and Olivia, (16 - junior in high school). She has her bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education and Bible. She taught 2nd grade for 3 years before staying home with her kids. She has home schooled for 12 years. Not only has she participated in homeschool co-ops for 12 years but she helped co-lead one for quite a few years. Some things she enjoys doing for fun are scrapbooking and reading.
Elysa Henry

Elysa Henry 7-12 Math

Elysa is an engineer turned homesteading, homeschooling momma. She lives with her husband and three kids on 50 acres, where you can find her geeking out over soil biology, puzzling over the genetics of breeding programs, trying not to crash the tractor, and generally getting covered in dirt. She has tutored upper-level STEM classes in multiple co-ops as well as privately.  Elysa believes that anyone can learn math, and she is passionate about helping her students grow in confidence and figuring out what approaches work for them.  She is so excited to make math accessible and fun for your 7-12th graders this year!


Anita Pawlak 7-12 English

Anita is a 21-year veteran of homeschooling, proud wife of the love of her life, and mother of four wonderful young men. Anita has tutored privately as well as for Classical Conversations and various coops throughout the area. Prior to starting a family, Anita worked in public relations and development for the Syracuse Opera Company, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, and the Association for the Visually Impaired. Anita plays oboe and English horn with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and gigs with other regional ensembles. In January 2007, she was a featured soloist on National Public Radio’s “Pipedreams”. Anita is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where she earned a bachelor's degree in music management

Rebekah Hrynkiw 7-12 Science

Rebekah received her bachelors degree in biology from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Elmira College. She taught for a few years, but took some time off to stay at home with my kids. She is excited to get back to teaching and to have some time to work with other students. Teaching has always been a passion of hers and she believes God has given her a love for science as a way to connect with Him.