The Prometheus Academy - Our 2017-2018 Teachers and Staff
Sharing the fire of learning
Martha received her B.A. in classics (Greek and Latin language and literature) from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She attended graduate school in classics at the University of Iowa, where she taught Latin and Ancient Literature. More recently, she has been busy homeschooling her daughter.
Send email to Martha at: martha.bowers@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Heather studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. While attending college, she worked as a periodontal surgical assistant. She married after college and had two children, who attended a private school at which Heather ended up teaching high school Art. After 10 years of teaching there, she moved on to another private school to teach the same subject for another four years. Once her second child reached the 6th grade, she decided to quit teaching and home school her son. Heather has been teaching at home and making art ever since.
Send email to Heather at: heather.clinton@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Courtney earned her B.S. in Forensic Science from the University of Central Oklahoma She completed a technical investigations practicum with the Oklahoma City Police Department and was a research assistant involved with cloning C. elegans (nemotodes). She has been teaching middle school and high school science at The Prometheus Academy for five years, specializing in gifted and academically advanced students. Her teaching methods focus on student-led discovery, high impact labs, and alternative assessments. Courtney comes from a family of public educators and has been homeschooling her three children since 2004.
Send email to Courtney at: courtney.edmonson@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Brenda has been homeschooling her four children since 2003. Her oldest has since graduated from homeschooling and is working full time. Brenda has an Associate degree in Science and is currently working on her Bachelors in Accounting at University of Texas at Dallas. During her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, watching movies, and loves to bake with every opportunity.
Send email to Brenda at: brenda.escobar@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Collin is a graduate from the University of Texas with a B.A in English and a minor in Computer Science. He was homeschooled and has enjoyed giving back to the community through teaching English and Critical Thinking in 2010 at the Prometheus Academy, as well as teaching a summer camp for programming. He believes that learning to program can benefit everyone in pursuing their dreams; and that the arts can help shape and inspire those dreams. Outside of teaching he designs video games in the hopes of making one as narratively rich as anything in the vast trove of literature.
Send email to Collin at: colin.eye@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Julie is a homeschool mom and an adjunct instructor at El Centro College. She teaches grammar, writing, reading, and listening and speaking classes in the English as a Second or Other Language program. She has been addicted to teaching since childhood, when she lined her dolls and stuffed animals up in front of a chalkboard and started conveying all the knowledge she had.
Send email to Julie at: julie.poe@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Habib was born in Tunisia and has lived in the United States for almost 30 years; the past 17 in Texas, where he and his wife are raising three children. He graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a BS in Math and Science before pursuing his MS in Computer Science Cal State University at Long Beach. He worked for both defense and commercial industries as a Software Engineer. In his spare time Habib takes pictures and experiments with alternative photography. His future goal is to build a twenty-inch telescope from scratch.
Send email to Habib at: habib.saidane@ThePrometheusAcademy.com
Laura studied Anthropology at Texas State University. While attending college, she worked as a teaching assistant for Education Psychology and General Studies. Before homeschooling, Laura was a teacher at Starbright Preschool in Austin for four years. She has homeschooled her three children for the past 15 years.
Laura's homeschooling and other leadership roles include service on the SAIL Board of Directors, Robotics Coach for the SAIL Robotics team, Girl Scout Leader, and ten years of teaching in her homeschool co-op. She is passionate about providing children with wonderful opportunities to realize their full potential and has dedicated most of her adult life to this single focus. She teaches middle school courses: Middle School Engineering, Robotics, Critical Thinking, Lego Mechanisms, and Formal Logic.
Send email to Laura at: laura.woolley@ThePrometheusAcademy.com