Sandy Armstrong

Sandy Armstrong

Sandy earned her BA in English and Philosophy before working as a PR specialist and publications supervisor for the county superintendent of schools, a junior high teacher, and a book, newspaper and magazine writer/editor. Since she finished homeschooling her children through high school, she has felt called to help other homeschoolers find their way through the maze of legalities and possibilities. She now supervises North Kern Christian School’s home study program, and serves on the board of Home Educators’ Resource Center, doing high school advising and private tutoring in the areas of writing and college test prep.

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Diane Baker

Diane Baker

Ms. Baker graduated with Regents High Honors at Jasper Central High School in New York, after which she studied Psychology, Intermediate French, and others, at Corning Community College. She has studied ASL at Bakersfield College, and pursued Bible Leadership coursework as well. She has taught every age group at churches since the age of 12, and has taught at HERC for several years. After homeschooling for 8 years, she recently graduated her youngest child with HERC.

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Carol Ashbrook

Carol Ashbrook

Carol earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1991 from CSUB. She worked in environmental biology for two years, and then did long-term substitute teaching assignments until 2001, when she decided to begin home educating her first child. She has homeschooled her children now for 14 years. She also has led worship at her church for 12 years. She feels truly blessed to be a part of the HERC family, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a biology lab.

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Carla Müller

Carla Müller

Carla home schooled three now-grown sons with the encouragement of her husband. She has taught with HERC for the past 17 years. Carla graduated from Cal State Northridge with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, a Multiple Subject credential and a Special Ed. credential. She also studied French 5 years stateside and received a certificate of completion from Eurocentre language school in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Love of reading and fine literature was engendered in Carla’s home as a child growing up and has continued her whole life. Carla has been studying/teaching philosophical worldviews for the past 18 years—beginning with her own children. It is her passion to provide young people with a clear understanding of why they believe and to enable them to defend their most reasonable of worldviews.

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Bob Ross

Bob Ross

Mr. Ross has a background strong in painting with all mediums, print making as etching, lithograph, screen printing and graphic design. His high level of computer expertise comprises a wide range of software such as CorelDRAW, Adobe Pagemaker, MS Office, Powerpoint, PhotoShop, as well as HTML design and digital photography. He has taught art in school settings, as well as doing graphics design work as a profession for over 30 years. He is committed to serving the Lord in all walks of life, and serves faithfully at his church.

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Tammy Bulford

Tammy Bulford

Tammy began home educating her children in 2002, and has been teaching reading intervention and communication skills to other home educated students for many years. She holds fast to a Christian world view and believes these students are our future and communication is a tool they need to succeed. Prior to home education, Tammy earned her AA in psychology and began teaching students who learn differently at Stockdale Learning Center. She also provided in-service training in the areas of classroom accommodations and techniques for Compton Junior High. She looks forward to the opportunity to work alongside you in your home-school journey and counts it a privilege to do so.

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Randy Cowart

Randy Cowart

Mr. Cowart graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He has worked 38 years as a Control Systems Engineer, designing systems and specifying the instruments, valves, and computer equipment for various oil, chemical, and manufacturing companies. He committed his life to Christ at age 17. He and Darlene privately educated their son from K-12. Randy learned chess at age 11 and enjoys many strategy games. Randy has been interested in science and math from a very young age.

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Rebekah Iturriria

Rebekah Iturriria

Rebekah earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Liberal Studies in 2013 from California State University Bakersfield. In addition to homeschooling her youngest daughter, she is currently a substitute teacher for the Norris and Rosedale School Districts. She has homeschooled her three children for seven years and two of her daughters have graduated from HERC in 2015 and 2020. She strongly believes in the importance of a Christ- centered education that brings glory to God.

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Matt Iturriria

Matthew earned an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies in 1994 from Bakersfield College. He later went on to receive a national registry license as a Paramedic through the Kern County Emergency Medical Services Department and worked in the prehospital setting in Kern County for seven years. He currently works full time as a peace officer for the California Highway Patrol in the Bakersfield area. He is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as an instructor for their drug evaluation and classification program and has been teaching since 2009. He is also certified as an instructor by Police Officers Standards and Training and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Matthew and his wife Rebekah have been married for 27 years and are the parents of three home schooled girls, two of which have graduated from HERC.

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Kathy Morales

Kathy Morales

Kathy and her husband homeschooled two grown sons and one grown daughter. All three attended HERC courses and graduated, one the class valedictorian, through HERC and Turner Christian Academy. The youngest graduated in 2013. Kathy taught math and science courses at HERC for seven years until the Lord moved the family to East Texas. She earned a B.S. in secondary curriculum with an emphasis in math and single subject credential in mathematics from Grand Canyon University. After a three year hiatus from HERC, the Lord has opened a door to teach courses at HERC virtually. Kathy has a love for learning and enjoys sharing the Lord’s gift by encouraging students to strive for their best in whatever they pursue.

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Shannon Summers

Shannon Summers

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Rebekah Blanca

Rebekah Blanca

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Elizabeth Blowedow

Elizabeth Blowedow

Elizabeth is a HERC alumni who is pursuing a degree in Spanish at Bakersfield College. She began learning Spanish at HERC and quickly fell in love with the language and hispanic culture. Elizabeth was homeschooled from kindergarten to 12th grade and deeply loves the homeschool community. She is excited to return to HERC and teach students to how speak Spanish.

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Shannon Summers

Shannon Summers

Mrs. Summers graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, with Community Health option. Additionally, she homeschooled her children through high school, and when they all graduated, she returned to school and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) at the Energetic Health Institute. During the 2020/2021 school year, she will be continuing her health education with Restorative Wellness Solutions to become certified in testing for gut and hormonal issues.

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