OUR TEACHERS

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Michael Napier:
History, Literature, and Government 

Mike Napier has a BA in History from Old Dominion University and an MAR in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has experience teaching classes in Literature, Logic, Latin, Bible, History and US Government.  "As a father of 5 children, I have a passion for nurturing a lifelong love of learning, teaching subjects in light of Biblical truth, helping students build an ethical, useful and sound life hermeneutic, and a commitment to the transformation of knowledge into understanding and understanding into wisdom."

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Amy Orth:
Science and History
Mrs. Orth is a native to the Hampton Roads area and graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. degree in Elementary/ Middle School Education.  She taught sixth grade in Portsmouth Public Schools for five years.  She has homeschooled her four children and all of them have graduated from CHA. "My desire is to see each student enjoy learning and never stop doing it! Whether studying science or history, my goal is to help students see God's amazing plan through it all."
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Tonya Lamb:
Algebra I and II, Geometry 

Mrs. Lamb is a graduate of George Washington University and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. She started homeschooling in 1993, has homeschooled her four children and now plays school games with her grandchildren. This is her second year back teaching at CHA. "My hope is that every student learns more about God by understanding His order and creation and my passion is that each student comes away from class with increased confidence and a solid ability to use math, science and analytical thinking wherever God leads them."

Laurie Beth Dozier: 
Chemistry 

Laurie Beth Dozier is a 757 area native and has always had a passion for the sciences in the light of a Biblical worldview.  She has a BS in Biology from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.  She worked a year and half as an intern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and then worked for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission Fisheries Division Plans and Statistic department.  Now, she is married with two preschool children whom she homeschools when she is not teaching at CHA.  Laurie Beth has worked as a camp counselor, Sunday school teacher, and substitute teacher.  "I look forward to teaching chemistry at CHA and sharing about the knowledge of God's creation.  I hope to inspire a love of science and of chemistry to my students." 

Amber Murray:
HS Literature and Physical Science

Amber was born in Portsmouth, VA to an artist and an Army Ranger, which explains a lot when you think about it.  She did her undergraduate and graduate work at Old Dominion University, majoring in English Literature and Psychology.  She taught in the traditional classroom for 8 years before leaving to homeschool her two daughters.  Now that those daughters are grown, married, and acting like responsible adults, mostly Amber lives in her hometown with the love of her life and far too many pets.  She speaks fluent sarcasm, reads enough to single-handedly keep Kindle afloat, and likes to pretend she can paint in her spare time. 
Ann Poindexter:
Pre-Algebra and Financial Math   

Ann Poindexter has a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Elementary Education and Religion. She taught fifth and sixth grade (all subjects) and worked in campus ministry before moving to Hampton Roads to complete her Masters in Educational Administration followed by a Juris Doctorate degree. She clerked for a federal judge in Norfolk and then had a career as a prosecutor from which she recently retired. Over the years Ann has worked as a camp counselor, taught Sunday School, and taught legal writing as an adjunct faculty member at Regent University. "Mathematics is a window into how God has ordered His creation. I want to help students increase their confidence and ability in, and enjoyment of Math. I also have a passion for training students in financial stewardship to help them stay out of debt."

Caryn del Castillo:
Spanish 

Eric Hughes:
Systematic Theology