Instructional Coordinators

The entire instructional staff is available on Mondays and Fridays, by appointment, to help and aid our families with planning and concerns regarding their home-based education.

Anthony Parla

6th-7th Grades

For the past decade, Anthony has worked in the field of education through various roles. Most recently, Anthony served as the principal of Eastmont School in Bend. He holds a Master’s in Teaching and a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources. In his free time, he loves to mountain bike, make kombucha, and go camping with his family. Anthony and his wife, Heather, are the proud parents to 5 amazing kids, 3 of which are at OFS this year!

Zoe Kingsbury

5th-6th Grades

Zoe graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Practice of Art from UC Berkeley and earned a Masters Degree in Education from UC Santa Barbara. In addition to being a teacher, she has also worked as a scenic painter, a portrait artist, and art instructor. After graduating from college, Zoe has recently moved back to Bend and enjoys hiking in her spare time. 

Jill Harrell

4th-5th Grades

Jill has been in education for 17 years in a variety of roles.  Most recently she was the 3rd grade teacher, Assessment Coordinator, and Outdoor Learning Specialist at Eastmont School in Bend.  She has a Master's Degree in Teaching from George Fox University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology/Archaeology from University of Maryland. Prior to teaching, she spent 13 years with the Forest Service as an archaeologist. In her free time, she loves to run sled dogs, brush goats, ride her bike, rescue animals, watch Star Wars, and hang out with her 2 sons and husband, Mike, on their farm.

Kerry Hinton-Graham

High School

Kerry Hinton-Graham has been educating students since 1991, including home educating her own four children. She studied at Pepperdine and Cal Lutheran University, receiving her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has also worked as a counselor for children, teens, and families in the Central Oregon area. 

Luke Donahue

High School

Luke grew up in Philadelphia before landing in Oregon, where he received his B.A. from Reed College in 2002. After a year studying Greek and Latin at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University in 2013. A recent transplant to Bend and new to the homeschooling community, he has fallen in love with teaching the young minds of Oregon Family School.

Jody Shell

High School

Jody graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Western Oregon University. She also completed all except for a practicum for a master's degree in literacy education also at Western Oregon University, and she has a master's degree in English from Ohio University. Jody considers Bend her hometown having lived here since middle school. She moved away for college and for a two year experience in Washington, D.C. where she taught English and academic literacy. When she's not working, Jody enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and her little Schnauzer, Roscoe. This is Jody's 3rd year teaching in the homeschool community. She absolutely loves working with the students and families at Oregon Family School. 

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Sarah Guilfoy

K-1st Grades

Sarah Guilfoy has been a teacher for nearly ten years.  She graduated with a Psychology Degree, and a Credential in Multiple Subjects with a focus on teaching English Language Learners. 

Sarah’s primary experience has been working with lower grades.  She loves teaching all the subjects, and getting kids excited to learn!  

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, hiking, running, and enjoying all Bend has to offer.

Victoria Tolbert

K-1st Grades

Bio coming soon!

Lacie McFarlane

K-1st Grades

Ms. Lacie graduated from Redmond High School in 2002. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Social Science from University of Oregon and her Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University in Elementary Education. She  like to ride horses, travel, and go camping with her husband and 3 kids. 

Amy James

3rd-4th Grades

Over the last 20 years, Amy has taught in many different capacities from early childhood to middle school. She spent 10 years as a Kindermusik educator, coaching young families on the educational benefits of music and movement. She also served as a curriculum developer for Kindermusik International and co-authored a book as a result. After earning both a B.A. in Communication Arts and a M.A. in teaching from George Fox, she taught for both private and public schools in Central Oregon. She helped pioneer and design the middle school program at Seven Peaks. Also a fellow homeschool parent, she understands the unique rewards and challenges of homeschooling.

Hollie Burdick

3rd-4th Grades

Hollie has over 8 years teaching experience with children ranging from preschool to 6th grade. She has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.  Hollie enjoys identifying the strengths of her students and providing instruction based on their individual learning styles. 

Stephanie Molleta

2nd-3rd Grades

Stephanie Molletta graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Shorter University in Rome, GA, and later went on to receive her Education degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Stephanie believes a positive classroom atmosphere is the most important ground work for learning and development. After working in the school system and then later homeschooling her own kids, she believes Oregon Family School is a perfect fit for her and she's excited for the opportunity to be teaching here. 

Greg Lampard

High School

Dr. Lampard holds multiple degrees in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He completed his doctorate at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. His has instructed science at the Middle, High School, and University levels. He uses these experiences to develop and deliver integrated curricula to his students. 

Jennifer Breedlove

7th/8th/Virtual

Jennifer Breedlove has been educating children for 20 years. She has held various teaching roles including public school, homeschool, private school, and tutoring students with learning differences.  She enjoys empowering and supporting homeschool parents in their choice to educate their children at home. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s of Education in Learning and Technology. 

Chris Talcott

6th-8th Grades

Chris Talcott went to college in the Midwest where he received a B.A. in Youth Ministries.  Since graduating, he's been involved in youth programs, camp programs, and wilderness guiding.  He spends his free time running, climbing, or exploring anywhere far, high, or new.  You'll likely find him spending time outside with his wife and young son.  

Kelly McAfee

2nd-3rdGrades

Kelly received a Bachelor's in Psychology and Health from Western Oregon University and participated 4 years in Track and Field, attending 8 National competitions. After college she became a residential counselor for at-risk teenage girls for 4 years., then received her Master's in Education from Eastern Oregon University. She has been a home school mom for 15 years and enjoys hiking, camping, sewing, and being with her precious friends and family!

Shelly Jenkins

1st-2nd Grades

Shelly Jenkins has been a teacher for 21 years. She received her B.A. Degree and Teaching Credential from California State University Fresno. She has taught Kindergarten through 8th grade students in California, Washington and Oregon.  She really enjoys hanging out with her family in the outdoors (kayaking, skiing, camping) whenever she has a chance!

Becca Hammagren

1st-2nd Grades

Becca Hammagren graduated from Oregon State University with degrees in elementary education and human services. She loves

spending time in the sun with her husband and three boys!

Chris Samaras

Kindergarten

Chris Samaras has been a teacher for 14 years. She has her Master's degree in Education from Southern Oregon University and has a passion for teaching Kindergarteners.

Tami Mahaffey

Pre-K

Bio coming soon!

Robin Smith-Jackson

Music Instructor

Robin Smith-Jackson received her Masters in Teaching from Gonzaga University in 2003, with a specialty in Music K-12. Passionate about home-schooling, Robin has home-schooled her own kiddos and has offered classes and lessons to the homeschool community in Central Oregon since 2005. Robin is certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas in classical guitar teaching, and has many private students studying this beautiful instrument. As part of the Oregon Family School community, Robin has helped with special projects, provided guitar classes, choir classes and continues to teach music classes and help high schoolers earn credit for their music activities on and off campus.

Oregon Family School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by law, in any of its programs and activities and provides equal access to the designated youth organizations in the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Click HERE to view the Oregon Family School vaccination rates.

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