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Melissa Hanna

Hey there friends! My name is Melissa Hanna. I am excited to be teaching within this great community again. We have been homeschooling for 8 years and I have two kids, Ben and Alexis. I have been teaching history in person to children for over 4 years and teaching online for 6. I LOVE to […]

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Heather Mostardi

I have a deep interest in different cultures, indigenous ways of life and ART! My mother grew up in South Dakota and her family was close to the natives there. My grandmother was carried around in a papoose as a baby! My father was stationed in Japan & Turkey and I was always fascinated with […]

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Erica Hoffman

I graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education with honors. Upon returning to my hometown in St. Petersburg, I worked as a Reading Intervention teacher using various reading programs at Maximo Elementary. I then spent 6 years in a self-contained unit in the ASD department at […]

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Tara Sanford

I spent 5 years teaching in Miami before moving to St. Petersburg. During my time as a teacher, I found a passion for helping students who struggle in math find their potential. In St. Petersburg, I started tutoring one-on-one and with students who had fallen behind in their math classes. I opened up the first […]

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Max Fahy

Max has been working and playing for many years with Heroic Health Group. She is ready to work with youth in the area that have interests in mock combat and D&D. She has been a member of Pinellas County 4-H Youth Development clubs for 13 years and is a graduating senior in the program.

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Timotey Gospodinov

Hello! My name is Timotey, but my students call me Coach Tim. I have been chess instructor since 2007. I have two teacher’s degrees, first I got qualification for Elementary School teacher and then I received my bachelor of Arts in Teaching History. I love playing and teaching chess!Three of my students are National Champions […]

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Julie Bellitt

Julie Bellitt is an active part of the LGBTQ+ community. She spends her time volunteering for Mama Dragons, a nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers mothers of LGBTQ+ children. She attended Gender Spectrum’s Professional Symposium and Educator Conference, Stand with Trans Conference, and virtual safe space training. She is thrilled to be holding a safe […]

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Shar Nunley

I’m a huge science nerd that’s been teaching in the homeschool community for the last 7 years. My degrees are an Associate in Science Chemistry and Biology from Glenn Oaks Community College and a Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering minor in Biochemistry from University of South Florida. I use hands on experiment based classes to […]

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Kai Bellitt

Kai has been a student at LOL since 2020. Kai is a young LGBTQ+ activist. They have spoken at an LGBTQ+ fundraiser hosted by Ari Shapiro. They have also done an interview with a drag queen about what pride meant to them for an event at Little SMYALS. They have been active in Little SMYALS, […]

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Devin Mills

Hello LOL family! After multiple cross-country moves, I’m excited to put down roots and invest in the homeschooling community that my children and I are loving so much. Though I’m a Coast Guard veteran and have degrees in both Marine Environmental Science and Business, my passions are engaging with the natural world (gardening, beekeeping, snorkeling, […]

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