Tammie Bairen – Executive Manager
Tammie Bairen lives in the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida, which is perfect since she loves history. She and her husband homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school. The oldest is married, the middle just graduated with his degree in astrophysics, and the youngest is in school for interior design.
Tammie joined the SchoolhouseTeachers.com team in 2013 as a volunteer writer and began editing in 2014. She credits her editing ability completely to God, as she went to college to become a registered dietitian, not an editor. Her years as a medical transcriptionist and homeschool mom helped hone that skill. She has written four of the courses on SchoolhouseTeachers.com and co-authored five more. She loves to read historical fiction, build puzzles, take on household projects, and learn new skills. One of her dreams is to finish writing the novel she began years ago.
Carolyn VanGorkom – Quality Assurance Manager / Curriculum Specialist
Carolyn VanGorkom lives in Northern California with her family. Her husband, Dan, is a local worship pastor. Their oldest child–homeschooled from first grade–graduated high school a couple years ago, and their youngest of two is not far behind. Carolyn’s 15-year homeschool journey was preceded by a career as a credentialed math teacher and as a Christian school teacher of many subjects. She joins Schoolhouse Teachers as a curriculum specialist on the quality assurance team. Her other interests include singing on the worship team, writing historical novels (she has two published on Amazon), and blogging about history and current events. You can find her website at thenovelhistorian.com.
April Durham – Executive Editor
April Durham is a Carolina Girl, through and through. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. She worked as a Special Education teacher in the public school system before beginning her homeschooling journey with her own children in 2012. April has worked as a freelance editor since 2010, and she joined the SchoolhouseTeachers.com editing team in 2019. She loves working with words, whether that’s helping others make the most of their written works or creating written works of her own. She has published two inspirational books, as well as numerous poems, short stories, and articles.
Corey Peiffer – Interactive Content Coordinator
Corey serves the TOS family by leading and coordinating the online interactive content team, where his mission is to ignite a passion for lifelong faith and learning and to inspire homeschoolers, parents, and staff to step up to the challenges and opportunities God lays before them. Corey and his wife, Sandi, homeschooled all along the way, raising two sons and two daughters. Beyond faith and family, Corey’s other passions are piano, voice, tech, and using his skill sets to serve and encourage.
Jennifer Chandler – Relations Specialist
Jennifer Chandler is a wife, homeschool mom, mentor, freelance writer, and content creator who enjoys encouraging other moms in their homeschooling endeavors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education. Her background includes working in a library, in the classroom, and as a private tutor. She is the relations specialist as well as lesson designer for SchoolhouseTeachers.com and enjoys contributing to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.
Since 2011 her family has prayerfully walked out their homeschool journey. She and her husband are blessed with five children. Their homeschool method is best described as Charlotte Mason-inspired. She also enjoys spending time with her family, reading aloud to her children, learning new handicrafts, cultivating her gardening skills, bird watching, and writing educational materials for children.
Leigh Morrison – Internal Marketing Specialist
Leigh Morrison, MA, is Internal Marketing Specialist at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Her desire is to help kids and adults of all abilities reach new heights in learning. Since 1994, Leigh has been licensed in education and speech-language pathology and has worked with students across a variety of learning environments. Leigh and her husband, Chris, have three children, homeschooled since birth. Two are graduated and pursuing God’s plans for their adult lives.