2020-2021 LEADERSHIP TEAM AND TUTORS

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Kym Kent, Director (3rd and 8th Grade Math)

Myneko Broadhurst, Communications & Administration (5th & 6th Grade English/Lang Arts)

Kym Kent, Director (3rd and 8th Grade Math)

Kym Kent has been homeschooling her children for the past fifteen years, spending over eleven years in Classical Christian tutorial settings. So far, she has graduated three of her children, all of whom are in college. In 2012, she began teaching elementary math in a tutorial setting, and two years later began teaching pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 to homeschooled students. While her degree is in Economics with a minor in Sociology, her passion lies in training, motivating, and challenging young minds for the Kingdom of God. She lives in Bowie with her husband and six hoomeschooled children.

kkent@bridgeelementary.com

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Nicole Green, Co-Director

Myneko Broadhurst, Communications & Administration (5th & 6th Grade English/Lang Arts)

Kym Kent, Director (3rd and 8th Grade Math)

 Nicole Green is a former Pre-school and Kindergarten teacher and has homeschooled her own three children for thirteen years. A self-proclaimed extreme extrovert, Nicole enjoys homeschooling in environments where she and her children have ample opportunity to share educational and social experiences with other families. After all, everything's better with friends! She also finds pleasure in being actively involved in her church, cooking, reading, public speaking, and date nights with Damon, her husband of 23 years. The Green family lives in Bowie, Maryland.

ngreen@bridgeelementary.com 

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Myneko Broadhurst, Communications & Administration (5th & 6th Grade English/Lang Arts)

Myneko Broadhurst, Communications & Administration (5th & 6th Grade English/Lang Arts)

Myneko Broadhurst, Communications & Administration (5th & 6th Grade English/Lang Arts)

 Myneko Broadhurst holds a B.S. in Communications and a M.S. in Communications Management from Morgan State University and has a background in public relations, professional fundraising and project management.  Currently homeschooling her two children, ages 9 and 13 years old, Myneko is gifted in administration and loves organization and all types of crafts, especially knitting, painting and sewing.  She is the 7 year owner of Kreative Crafts, LLC, where she specializes in arts and crafts classes and events.  She loves children and enjoys watching their little "aha" moments.  Born and raised in Prince George's County, Myneko currently resides in Upper Marlboro with her two boys and her loving and supportive husband of 18 years, Kennon. 

mbroadhurst@bridgeelementary.com

Amanda Berbig

Cherisse Bracey

Cherisse Bracey

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3rd and 4th Grade English/Language Arts

3rd Grade History

 

Amanda Berbig has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and loves teaching. She is a former public school teacher for PGCPS and AACPS. She is excited to join the home school community! Amanda has three kids, two that are school age. A wonderful husband who she has been married to for 13 years! In her free time Amanda loves family trips, reading, playing games and just spending time with family and friends. Amanda loves the idea of getting to spend more time with her family while also being able to continue teaching. Amanda is excited to see all the blessing God has in store for this coming school year!

 aberbig@bridgeelementary.com

Cherisse Bracey

Cherisse Bracey

Cherisse Bracey

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5th and 7th Grade Math


 Cherisse Bracey grew up in New York City, where she studied engineering and worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield as a senior medical examiner for 14 years. Cherisse moved to Maryland 22 years ago after marrying her husband, Michael. They have a very creative adult son whom she homeschooled through high school. Cherisse has had the opportunity to tutor and teach mathematics at various levels, ranging from first grade through Calculus 2, and looks forward to sharing an appreciation for the subject with others. In addition to enjoying a student’s “Eureka” moment, she also loves books, enjoys working jigsaw puzzles, tinkering, and learning new things. 

 cbracey@bridgeelementary.com

Vida Bratton

Cherisse Bracey

Vida Bratton

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4th Grade Math


 With a Bachelor's in Sociology and African African American Studies from the UVA, a Master's in Higher Education from NYU, and and a Teachers Certification from Regent University, Vida Bratton has a background in Marketplace Ministry Training, Digital Marketing, and almost 10 years of teaching experience. Entering her third year of homeschooling, her love for math has been consistent since her elementary days.  Since Vida's first teaching appointment as a middle school math teacher, her goal has been that each student find their groove in math, learn to apply it to their daily life, and have fun while doing it.   Vida is native Washingtonian and resides in Prince George’s County with her husband of 15 years and their two boys.

 vbratton@bridgeelementary.com 

Janel Davis

Ashley Gilbert

Vida Bratton

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3rd Grade Science


 Janel Davis earned her Master’s degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Sciences and then worked over 10 years with Lockheed Martin culminating as a Software Test Director.  She is the mother of 4 wonderful children and began her homeschooling journey over thirteen years ago with her husband David.  She has previous experience as a church nursery director, Sunday school teacher, an art teacher with Bowie-Crofton homeschool coop, Vacation Bible School Director, and currently as Church Administrator at New Song Bible Fellowship Church. She enjoys impacting the lives of little ones for Christ and being a life-long learner. 

 jdavis@bridgeelementary.com 

Ashley Gilbert

Ashley Gilbert

Ashley Gilbert

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5th and 6th Grade Social Studies/History


 Ashley Gilbert is a certified Life and Recovery Coach with a B.S. in Human Services and Counseling and Mental Health. Ashley has homeschooled her three children for 7 years. She has over 15 years’ experience working with middle and high school students in both public school and non- profit settings. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching motivational movement and fitness classes to youth and women. She has a passion for learning about all forms of history and traveling anywhere there is a beach! Most importantly, Ashley has been married for 13 years to her best friend and partner, Felix, and they reside in central Maryland. 

 agilbert@bridgeelementary.com 

Heidi Pichler

Ashley Gilbert

Ashley Gilbert

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1st and 2nd Grade English/Language Arts

 1st and 2nd Grade Math


 Heidi Pichler has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development, as well as a background teaching dance to both children and adults, and a passion for homeschooling her 4 young children. She enjoys bringing activity and creativity to everyday lessons, sparking a love of learning to young students. Heidi is excited to be joining the Bridge Elementary team and connecting further into the homeschool community! 

 hpichler@bridgeelementary.com

Terrica Richardson

Terrica Richardson

Terrica Richardson

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4th, 5th and 6th Grade Science


 Terrica Richardson is a former Sergeant in the U.S. Army. After serving her country, Terrica worked as a PG County Firefighter/Paramedic until she met and married her husband of 17 years, Shawn Richardson. They have 8 wonderful children. Terrica has taught children in many different settings including as a substitute elementary and middle school teacher for PG County Public Schools, a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher for over 13 years, and also has taught in a local homeschool coop. Terrica loves spending time with her family and circle of friends, and looks forward to working with the families at BETH-M/BridgeX as a tutor. 

 trichardson@bridgeelementary.com 

Becky Rollins

Terrica Richardson

Terrica Richardson

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4th Grade History


Becky Rollins has a degree in Business and has been homeschooling her daughter, Skylar, for 5 years. Additionally, she has taught classes in a co-op setting, and promotes leadership and self thinking in children.  Loving God and children, Becky served as the youth group leader in her church, and now assists her daugher as she run Kind Kids Club,  a club that gives children the opportunity to do random acts of kindness throughout our community. Family is extremely important to Becky, and she enjoys spending as much time as possible with hers. Becky believes that children learn best in a fun, loving environment and, enjoys watching their faces light up with pride, as they accomplish their goals inside and outside of the classroom.

  rrollins@bridgeelementary.com

Jenny Simonson

Terrica Richardson

Jenny Simonson

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7th and 8th Grade Science

7th Grade U.S. Government & Civics

8th Grade World History and Gov'ts


 With a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Reading and School Administration from Johns Hopkins, Jenny Simonson taught in AACPS for 14 years as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher, grades 1-5 interventionist, grades 3-5 ELL teacher and science lab teacher.  As a self-described eclectic teacher, she's been homeschooling her two girls (12 and 14) for the past nine years, and five years ago left AACPS to teach school science lessons for a private company.  She looks forward to teaching children about Christ through the sciences, Civics and History! 

 jsimonson@bridgeelementary.com  

Jaci Smith

Chanita Williams

Jenny Simonson

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6th Grade Math


 Jaci Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Finance and has a background in both commercial lending and hotel management.  During her over 15 years of homeschooling, she has graduated a son, who is now attending a 4-year college, and is currently homeschooling her two sons, a high school senior and a 6th grader. Jaci has a passion for math and loves to solidify concepts with fun supplemental games. In her spare time, she is active in her church as the head coach of their Teen Bible Quiz team and enjoys tutoring math for grades 4th-8th. She happily lives in the Bowie area with Bruce, her husband of 23 years. 

  jsmith@bridgeelementary.com 

Chanita Williams

Chanita Williams

Chanita Williams

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1st and 2nd Grade Science

1st and 2nd Grade Social Studies


 Chanita Williams holds a M.S.W  and  B.S in Sociology from the University of Maryland and has homeschooled her three children for 12 years. With a former background in child and family services specializing in family therapy, she has a passion to see families whole and thriving. Chanita enjoys teaching students on line and in a traditional classroom. She has taught science, social studies, language arts, (IEW), math, art, and music in a classical Christian co-op.  She is passionate about holistic living and all things natural. Her happy place is diffusing essential oils and making non toxic DIY products. She currently resides in Upper Marlboro with her husband of 15 years.

cwilliams@bridgeelementary.com

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