ACA Team

ACA oversight is provided by its Executive staff and by an advisory Board of Directors made up of Christian believers with experience in education, business, nonprofits, marketing, management, technology and homeschooling. Their expert oversight and prayerful leadership set and solidify the course of ACA’s development and management. ACA’s team includes those instructors and administrators with a heart and passion for Jesus, the training of children, and the commitment to family. They are committed Christian role models and are skillfully qualified.

 

Teresa Gresham, ACA Director/CoFounder & Biztown/Personal Finance

Teresa has been homeschooling for 12 years. She has been actively involved as an administrator, board chairperson, and tutor in local programs teaching several classes including Junior Achievement and Economics. She and her husband have owned a mechanical engineering company for 16 years, giving Teresa experience in entrepreneurship, finance and management. Teresa’s classes are engaging, practical and fun, making it easy for students to bring theory into reality.

Tammy Erickson, Executive Director/CoFounder/Literature Analysis

Tammy received her Bachelors in both Marketing and Management from Anderson University, and continued with advanced studies in Nonprofit Administration. She is the founder of Alliance Christian Academy (Franklin, TN) and Central Ohio Christian Academy (Columbus, OH), and has served in the educational field as a substitute teacher in the public and private sector. She is also the creator of Practical Princess, a Biblically-based etiquette program. She has worked in Public Relations, writing and editorial positions as well. She is currently homeschooling two wonderful children in addition to her work for ACA.

Michelle Crouthamel, Latin, Logic & American History

Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Master of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she met her husband, Shawn. Michelle is a life-long learner and loves children. She enjoys teaching Sunday school, homeschooling her two children, Cade and Abbott, as well as teaching classes in Latin, History, Grammar, Writing and Art. Michelle is passionate about Jesus and strives to keep our wonderful Creator in the classroom at all times. When not preparing lessons, Michelle is often at the baseball field, football field, basketball court of volleyball court watching her children’s games.

Jennifer Yancey, Science Intro to Chemistry & Physics

Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.  She taught at Trinity Christian School in Guam while her husband Christopher was serving in the Air Force.  She also worked with children in the behavioral health field.  Jennifer has homeschooled for 13 years and has two children, Heidi and Claire.  She has taught in co-op and small group settings throughout her homeschooling years.  Jennifer is passionate about fostering curiosity and creativity in any learning environment, as well as connecting all that is amazing and beautiful about the world back to our Creator.  Jennifer lives in Franklin with her husband Christopher, daughters Heidi and Claire, and their black lab, Millie. 

Suzanne Rand, IEWa/IEWb/Lost Tools of Writing

A native Arkansasan, Suzanne received her Bachelor’s degree in Education/English from the University of Arkansas and her Master’s degree in Education/English from the University of Central Arkansas. She has taught in both public and private schools with over twenty years of experience. She and her husband Art moved to Thompsons Station five years ago to be near their grown children, Christopher and Mary Katherine. As well as teaching IEW B at ACA, Suzanne is now tutoring two homeschoolers. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and knitter and mother to three miniature dachshunds.

Monika Lambert, Technology

Monika Lambert is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with BS in Education focusing on Music, Theatre Arts, and Educational Technology. She grew up in a small rural town in southwestern Pennsylvania and moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue her music career. Besides being a musician, Monika is a state-licensed teacher and a certified Google Educator, specializing in all G-Suite applications. She teaches Creative Writing, Science, Technology, Chorus, and STOMP classes at area tutorials. She also instructs private instrumental and vocal lessons. Monika is also actively involved with her local theatre company and competes in ballroom dancing competitions. Her other hobbies include painting, quilting, doll making, creating handmade soaps, studying essential oils, and making herbal tea blends. 

Home Economics/Drawing/Physical Science/Anatomy/Biology

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