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Tom Anderson

Statesville, North Carolina

Criminal Justice

Tom Anderson started his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Statesville, North Carolina Police Department in 1992. [...]

Heather Barrieau

Windsor, Colorado


Heather started off as a biology major at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, but switched over to chemistry after her second year. She majored in Chemistry and earned a minor in Psychology. [...]

Becky Coffey


History & Music​

Mrs. Coffey is a veteran home educator. She taught her four sons from Pre-K through twelfth grade for a total of 25 years as a home educator. [...]

Marjorie Impraim

Gambrills, Maryland

SAT/ACT Prep & Math

Marjorie Impraim is a homeschool mom to her five little people and wife to the one of a kind​ Eric Impraim : ) Together they reside in Maryland, just a short distance from the Chesapeake Bay.  [...]

John Hill


A graduate of Oral Roberts University, John Hill served as a youth pastor for over 7 years before transitioning to the classroom [...]

Ariana Hall

Gainesville, Georgia


As a Spanish teacher, I desire for my students to discover the benefit and beauty of speaking a foreign language. [...]

Wendi Reed

Parrish, Florida

Writing & Literature

Wendi Reed is thrilled to be a part of the English department at Big River Academy.  She graduated from Mars Hill College in 2002. [...]

Haley Hill

Fairfield Bay, Arkansas


After graduating high school in 2007, Mrs. Hill graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from the University of Central Arkansas with an undergraduate degree in Middle Level Education. [...]

Marina Walls


Personal Finance

Mrs. Walls is a graduate of George Mason University and holds a B.A. degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Economy and Management.  [...]

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Lisa Reissig

Eastern Shore, Maryland


Bonjour! I’m Madame Reissig. I love languages, and I love to teach. I started to learn French at the age of twelve, and I’ve loved it ever since. [...]

Jana Bontrager

Pocatello, Idaho

Founder, Director, English Instructor

A graduate of Florida State University, Mrs. Bontrager obtained her bachelor's degree in English Education. She began her teaching career in the public school system and loved it. [...]

Faith Cruz


Faith Engroos Cruz is former adjunct professor at Duke University who has a passion for language and learning. [...]

Gayle Foley

Shelby Township, MI


Gayle Foley has 18 years of classroom teaching and is excited to be a part of the online community at Big River Academy. [...]

Giuliana O'Connell


I was born, raised and educated in Milano, Italy. I came to America for a three month visit. I came to see my sister and her family and to improve my English. [...]

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