CARYN DEL CASTILLO: Spanish
ERIC HUGHES: Theology
Mr. Hughes has been a pastor at Redeemer Church since 1997 and has been serving as the Senior Pastor since 2009. Mr. Hughes, a homeschool graduate and homeschooling dad, is excited about teaching at CHA and offering a course on basic theology.
HEATHER HUGHES: English
Mrs. Hughes holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia. A resident of Chesapeake, Mrs. Hughes has been married to Augie Hughes for 22 years and has three children, ages 15-20. She has homeschooled all of her children since their pre-school years, and has taught in a number of homeschool co-ops, including a year of teaching high school literature at CHA. Two of her children are CHA graduates. Mrs. Hughes is an avid reader who enjoys serving in the women’s ministry and food pantry at Redeemer Church.
AMBER MURRAY: History, Literature, Writing, Government
Mrs. Murray was born in Portsmouth, VA but lived all up and down the East Coast when Uncle Sam decided her dad needed to be someplace else. She has a Bachelor's in English Literature from ODU, graduate work in Psychology and Education, and taught at The Pines Treatment Center and Alliance Christian School before leaving the classroom to homeschool her two daughters, who both attended CHA. She has a blog that she doesn't update nearly enough, drinks way too much coffee, and is prone to changing her hair color without warning.
AMY ORTH: Science, History, Math
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 two of them have graduated from CHA.
LORI RHOADS: Math and Science
Mrs. Rhoads is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a B.S. degree in biology and a minor in chemistry and secondary education. She taught in public and private school and homeschooled her four sons. She has been teaching math and science at CHA since 2014.