Since Jubilee Academy has grown quickly and has added a full-time option, I have hired two faculty members to ensure high-quality educational programming. Not only do both people have strong backgrounds in education, but I also can attest personally to each woman’s character.
Janet Schweinhart is going to be the instructional assistant and related arts teacher, teaching music and art, and providing reinforcement and intervention on a daily basis. Janet has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Louisville and has taught music in a one-on-one situation for 30 years. She also was a Reading Recovery teacher for five years and a reading tutor for the HART (Help A Reader Today) Program in Oregon. Janet has three sons, all of whom are adopted, who have struggled with learning challenges.
I added Cheri Withrow as a teacher at Jubilee Academy, primarily for our full-time program. Cheri has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University. She is certified in Kentucky to teach Kindergarten-5th Grade. Cheri spent two years teaching Kindergarten at Locust Grove Elementary in Crestwood. She also has taught many Vacation Bible Schools and has been on several mission trips around the U.S. She and her husband, Chad, have been married four years and have a 1-year-old daughter, Anna.
I am blessed that God provided each of these educators to help begin Jubilee Academy with me. I am convinced that our students will be blessed as well.