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Instructor Bios

Suzanne Mobley Bennett

Suzanne Mobley Bennett is a retired elementary public school teacher. She received her Education Degree from Campbellsville College (now University, CU) where she also minored in Drama. She received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from EKU. Her love for acting (and consequently, directing) came from her father who was an actor and director working in various capacities ranging from regional theater, community theater, church productions, and his 30-year reign as CU’s theater director (where the theater is now named in his honor.) Truly believing that theater is “in her blood” she is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy, and treasures the opportunity to coordinate BUPAC’s fall theater productions and collaborate on the spring musicals.

Melinda McRae Boyson

Mrs. Boyson is a retired teacher with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Outdoor Education. She has taught for more than 25 years from K-12. Melinda is known as “Mrs. B” and loves to teach!

Laura Braunecker

Laura Braunecker is a homeschooling mom who left a 25 year corporate career that often had her leading new product innovation, research and business strategy teams. She has worked for top CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) companies like Kimberly-Clark, Newell Rubbermaid and Georgia Pacific as well as working with top brands like Hilton®, Disney®, Chick-Fil-A®, Huggies®, Zaxby’s®, Kleenex®, StainMaster® and Graco® to name just a few. Laura has many patents to her name and has had a passion for product innovation and business strategy for her entire career. She was originally a registered nurse but left clinical nursing to pursue business and has a Master in Health Systems Management and a Master in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Prior to recently moving to Paris KY she taught classes for the MBA program at the Cox School of business at SMU. She has been homeschooling two of her three children for the last four years.

Cindy Fawcett

Cindy Fawcett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky who successfully homeschooled her two sons. She has been a teacher for various academic programs for the past 15 years and has worked as a reading and writing tutor for 12 years. She enjoys teaching teens and has a passion for helping all students to become more proficient writers.

Jamie Groover

Jamie Groover has a Bachelor’s degree in Greek and Roman Studies and English from Rhodes College in Memphis, and a Master’s degree in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Kentucky. He has worked as both a teaching assistant and part-time instructor at UK, teaching beginner and intermediate Latin as well as Greco-Roman mythology. But he has primarily worked as a tutor with homeschoolers, which he has been doing for over fifteen years. Working one-on-one or in small groups, he has taught or tutored many students in subjects ranging from Latin and English to geometry and biology. He loves comic books, scary movies, his wife and their two cats.

Tiffany King

Tiffany King is a life-long learner, deep questioner, and is fascinated with the creative process. She homeschooled all four of her children and has previously taught classes at BU Electives. She has a successful online business ( In 2018 her cookbook, Eat at Home Tonight was published by a division of Penguin Random House.

Tiffany Parsons

Tiffany is a Versailles native and a graduate of Georgetown College. She and her husband reside in Frankfort with their four children. She has been homeschooling for the last 10 years and all of her children attend classes at CHEB, ranging in age from preschool to high school. She serves on the board of the CHEB homeschooling co-op as treasurer. She has been teaching elementary Spanish at CHEB for several years. This year she is looking forward to teaching high school Journalism at CHEB as well as Technology Life Skills for the Bluegrass United Electives Program. Given some spare time, she enjoys traveling, blogging, reading biographies, and watching documentaries.

Heather Summers

Heather Summers has been both a student athlete and a coach. She was the head coach for the Bluegrass United women's soccer team for 4 years and an assistant for 1 year. She has coached for a total of 26 years in various sports and now serves on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She serves the women's athletes and coaches at the University of Kentucky and also the women's basketball teams at Lafayette and Tates Creek High Schools. She loves the Lord and has a desire to see young people, especially those with the influence of athletics, be equipped and grow in confidence in their walks with the Lord so that they can be an influence for the Kingdom. Heather has three children, two of whom attended BU and participated in sports. She is looking forward to a great semester of serving students and seeing them grow in their faith and influence!

Joshua Watts

Joshua Watts is 23 years old with a passion for understanding the world. He is a college senior finishing his degree in music composition at Bob Jones University. He spent high school participating in BUAC electives and BUPAC productions. Since then, he has attended 3 colleges, written 4 short plays, sang in 5 choirs, studied 6 instruments, and been a part of several theater productions from Shakespeare to Disney to French opera. He has also composed music for recitals, radio, TV, YouTube, a mobile game, and an audiobook. Joshua loves nothing more than to explore new ideas and to share his passion with everyone he meets.

Amanda Welch

Amanda Welch is a pastor’s wife and a homeschooling mother of 2. She studied Fine Art and Photography at Asbury University and NKU. Amanda teaches art at their local church co-op and is looking forward to teaching at BUAC. She enjoys sharing her abilities with students and encouraging them to be creative. Amanda works in charcoal, oils, acrylic, watercolor and colored pencils. You can find Amanda’s artwork at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky. She loves using her talents to glorify the Lord,

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