Faculty

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Dawnshelle Wold - Director/Founder

Dawnshelle Wold graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, in 1995, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After a short career as a financial planning assistant in Minneapolis, she and her husband started a family, where she encountered the challenges of parenting three wonderful and educationally diverse children. To keep a similar schedule as her children, she became a Special Education Paraprofessional in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota. It was there that she witnessed students of all abilities simply fall through the cracks, including her own children. Her family’s homeschool journey began.

 

Upon moving to Wilmore after her husband joined the faculty at Asbury University, Dawnshelle served as a teacher and later Assistant Director for Yellow Wood Success Academy - a hybrid homeschool, formerly in Lexington, from 2016 until May of 2020. When the director of Yellow Wood moved and closed the school, a few parents and teachers urged Dawnshelle to venture forward and fill the void. In her experience, she realized that not everyone learns the same, and not everyone teaches the same. Everyone is unique. So, she chose to create a different type of school; an eclectic micro school where foundational skills would be mastered using a variety of teaching methods, including project-based learning, classical, traditional lecture, and Socratic seminar – all while encouraging community and creativity. This is Wilmore Crossing Academy.

Degree: B.A. Psychology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Teaching: Mad Skills

Favorite Food: Super-premium ice cream

Favorite Pastime: Riding roller coasters

Interesting Fact: I’ve jumped on top of the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

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Jerri Hemenover

Degree: B.F.A. Illinois State University, 

              M.A. Christian Ministries, Asbury Theological Seminary

Teaching: Art, Real Life Economics, Shark Tank, World Civilizations

Favorite Food: Bacon, Pineapple, and Cheese Pizza

Favorite Pastime: Decorating/ upcycling furniture

Interesting Fact: I am from a small town in rural Illinois, population 1,000.

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Casondra Radford

Degree: M.A. Intercultural Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

              B.A. Theatre, Campbellsville University

Teaching: English, History, Spanish, Drama for the Stage

Favorite Food: Spinach

Favorite Pastime: Traveling

Interesting Fact: I’ve traveled to fifteen countries.

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Liz Greiner

Degree: B.A. Education and K-12 Spec. Education concentration, DeSales University, 

              Currently working on M.A. in Math

Teaching: M.S. Math,  Science, H.S. Literature, and Elementary Math

Favorite Food: Baked goods - cakes, pies, cookies - anything bad for me. 

Favorite Pastime: playing board games

Interesting Fact: I’m learning to play the ukulele.

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Rebecca Radcliffe

Degree: B.A. Biology, minors in Spanish and Computer Science, Transylvania University

Teaching: Math, Science, Spanish, Debate

Favorite Food: I love Asian food. Pad Thai is the best!

Favorite Pastime: Playing Pokemon Go!

Interesting Fact: I have a pet bearded dragon, Larry the Lizard

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Cindy Millum

Degree: B.A. in Music Education, Texas State University

              M.A. Education w/reading focus, Texas State University

Teaching: K-2 classes, ICAN classes

Favorite Food: Italian food

Favorite Pastime: Gardening

Interesting Fact: I have lived in seven different states in nine different cities.

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