Meet Our Administrators and Teacher’s


Mrs. Cox

Campus Coordinator
20220104_090557Michelle Cox is a 20-year veteran of homeschooling and a mother of three grown children. She has made many contributions to the homeschool community including serving as president for a local homeschool group, starting a new homeschool support group, opening/operating a homeschool bookstore (No Place like HOME), running the local homeschool chess club (Lake Houston Knights), and helping run the childcare program for Classical Conversations, to name a few.

Michelle is passionate about homeschooling and also chess. She feels chess gives students the opportunity to learn and lead, and is a great way to view life: “You always need to be ahead to make sure you finish well.”

She is recently widowed and feels blessed to have been married 21 years. Because of her husband, she came to know Christ and follow His teachings. Her faith keeps her going and happy. With an empty nest, Michelle is looking forward to working with The Scholars Connection and continuing to support the homeschool community. Her gift of service will be a wonderful asset to Scholars and its students.

Education:
Associates in Business Management and Secondary in Child Development, University of New Mexico


Mrs. Buford 

World Geography, World History, Government and Economics

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Stephanie Buford has over 30 years of teaching experience in both the private and public sector. She has taught high school geography, middle school Language Arts and history, and fourth grade comprehensive subjects. During her years in public school, she was a team leader, mentor teacher, curriculum writer/developer, and Department Chair. She has also coached cheerleading and dance.

In addition to homeschooling her two daughters the last 12 years, Stephanie writes Bible curriculum and teaches women’s Bible study weekly. She is passionate about God’s Word and loves studying the Bible.

Stepahine lives in Kingwood with her husband of almost 30 years, her two daughters, mother and Yorkie named Habersham.

Education:

BA English, Psychology, Dance, University of Houston
Teacher Certification and Reading Specialist, Sam Houston State University
Gifted and Talented Certified, Region VI

Professional Experience:

New Caney, ISD
Northeast Christian Academy


Mrs. Duhon

MS English, MS US History, TSC Campus Assistant
Crystal Duhon was born and raised in Texas. She met her husband of 20 years in college and together they have a total of six children ranging in age from 11-19. The Duhon family attends Woodridge Baptist Church in Kingwood where Crystal works regularly in the Friend’s Ministry, WBC’s special needs class.

Crystal has been homeschooling for 14 years. She has worked as a Master’s Class tutor and an Essentials tutor for Classical Conversations and has also served in/led several ministries for many years.

Crystal enjoys working with elementary and teenage students. She loves to challenge them and celebrate as they rise to the occasion. Her class atmosphere will be one of high expectations, team work, respect, and an emphasis on having a great time while working hard.

Education:
Associates of Arts, Morris Junior College


Mrs. Eddy

Physical Science, HS Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Mrs. Peggy Eddy is the outstanding science teacher at The Scholars Connection. With over 43 years of professional teaching experience, Mrs.  Eddy is a master in her craft. She is an exciting educator who loves what she does and shares her excitement with her students.

Mrs. Eddy was born and raised in Rochester New York, but moved to Michigan to attend college. She met her husband of 50 years when they played opposite rolls in a college musical. They moved to Kingwood in 2003 and Mrs. Eddy retired from teaching at Aldine ISD in 2013. Her love for her craft and students brought her back into the classroom, and we are overjoyed to have Mrs. Peggy Eddy as our science teacher for another year at The Scholars Connection.

Education:
B.A. in Education and minor in music, Alma College Of Liberal Arts in Michigan
M.A. in Education, Central Michigan University

Professional Experience:
Taught in Michigan ISD
Taught in San Antonio ISD
Taught in Aldine ISD
Teacher liaison with The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs
G.R.A.C.E. Master teacher (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) at Nasa
Teacher and Presenter at The Texas Space Grant Consortium

Honors and Awards:
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005-2006
Schell Excellence in Mentoring Award from Texas Regional Collaborative 2010


Mrs. Maldonado

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus
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Rachel Maldonado was born and raised in Mexico where she studied, worked, and met her husband. She has been happily married for 21 years, and blessed with 3 boys. She moved to Houston 15 years ago due to her husband’s job.

Mrs. Maldonado grew in a Christian family, knew and loved Jesus since her childhood, and her family attends Northeast Houston Baptist Church where she has served in the Children’s Ministry in different ways, as well as in the Mission field sharing the Gospel to families in the Northeast Houston Community Center for over 7 years.

Before she moved to Houston to dedicate completely to her family, she worked as a Process Engineer for a R&D lab at a Petrochemical Industry for 4 years, as a Chemist Specialist in New Products Development for 3 years, and as a Chemistry Professor and Polymer Lab Coordinator at a Private University.

She has homeschooled her youngest for 5 years and is very happy to have the opportunity to serve the homeschool community through teaching Math at The Scholars Connection.

Education:
B.S. in Chemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Specialist in Polymers


Dr. Olges

Highschool English  I, II, III and IV
Dr. Darrell G. Olges is joining our staff for the 2020-21 school year as Instructor in English and Language Arts. He will be teaching four levels of Grammar and Composition.

Dr. Olges has a long history in both academia and the business sector. He has taught college classes in Psychology, English, Humanities, History and Public Speaking, to name a few, while also serving in positions as Academic Dean and Department Chair. He is a professional musician in organ, piano and conducting and currently serves as Organist/Accompanist for his church.

Dr. Olges is pleased to be joining TSC, both for the opportunity to teach and to be an example of a believer in Jesus Christ.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Graduate Studies, Johnson Christian University
Master of Arts in Humanities and Cultural History, University of Louisville
PhD in Management and Organizational Development, University of Tennessee


Mrs. Osbrink

Life Management, Health and Nutrition with Finical Peace,  TSC Board President
IMG_1412Terri Osbrink was born and raised in Washington State where she met and married her husband of 27 years. She and her family have lived in Atascocita for the last 16 years with an absence of a few years when she and her family RV’d around the United States.

Terri has homeschooled their children for the last 17 years with this being her last year as her youngest is graduating high school. Next year she moves into a new phase of life with two kids in college, but will stay busy as she continues her volunteer work and helps run the TSC program. She has served her local church, Northeast Baptist Church, for the last 16 years in many capacities including serving families in the 5th Ward through Northeast Houston Community Center, formerly known as Farrington Mission.


Mrs. Peck

Spanish 1, Spanish 2
Patty Peck has lived in many places: Germany, Colorado, California, Louisiana and now Texas for the last 12 years. She and her husband of 31 years, Sam, are members of the Kingwood Church of Christ, where Patty has helped in the youth, ladies’ and children’s ministries for many years. She was blessed to stay home and raise their two beautiful adult children, Sandra and Christian. Patty is a native Spanish speaker and is very excited for the opportunity to share her language with the students at TSC.

Education:
Associate of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Lone Star College-Kingwood


Mrs. Pruyn-Sydorov

Art, Front Desk Coordinator 
Emily Pruyn Sydorov is the oldest of seven children and a proud homeschool graduate. She has an Associates of Arts from Lone Star College and has also attended Glassell School of Art. Emily is newly married and lives with her husband, Ivan, and their pets in Kingwood.

Art has been one of Emily’s passions since she was very young. She taught art to homeschoolers during her teens, and has been teaching painting professionally since 2018. Although she often sells her work, she paints primarily because she loves it! She also has recently had her work shown in Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary.

Emily believes that for a follower of Christ, art can be a form of worship and can be a fun way to connect with God in ways that are easy for children to understand. She personally loves creating art involving nature, as it is a wonderful way to appreciate God’s handiwork!

Education:
Lone Star College, Associates of Arts
Glassell School of Art
Sam Houston State University


Mrs. Summer Williams

MS Math, Pre-Algebra, and Geometry
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Summer Williams has been married for 21 years to Ray Williams. They met in college while working toward their Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture. After graduating, Summer worked in an engineering firm for four years in California. She also had internships with architecture firms. Summer and Ray ran their own Construction and Design company for 8 years. Summer and her family moved to Texas about 13 years ago. They have 3 children ages 13-16. She has homeschooled them from the beginning for about 12 years.

Summer has served in Awana as a Shepherd for 7 years. She has taught and chaperoned games in many summer vacation bible schools. She currently serves the 3 year olds at Providence Community Church on Sundays with her son, Corbin. She enjoys Bible Study Fellowship with her children. She loves making the Word of God accessible to the next generation.

Summer has served the homeschool community by fulfilling different roles in the Classical Conversations Campus in Crosby for the last ten years. She has been a Foundations Abecedarian/Masters Tutor (4-9 yrs. olds), Essentials Tutor (9-12 yrs. olds), Foundations Director, and Director of Challenge 1 (9th grade). She is an IEW certified tutor. She’s looking forward to taking an English break and focusing on Geometry.

Education:
Bachelors of Architecture – Woodbury University, Burbank CA