About Us

FAITH Homeschool Academy is committed to helping students thrive in a structured classroom environment while providing a family-like support system to parents. Our staff is eager to be a part of your child's homeschool journey!

Our Staff

Brandi Woodlee

Owner of FAITH

My name is Brandi Woodlee. I have been married to my husband, Michael, for 28 years. We have two daughters, Mariah and Emily, who are now 21 and 25, and three grandchildren. I accepted Christ as my Savior in 1998. We were a homeschooling family for about 15 years. Most of those years I was in some type of leadership position in the support group Family Academics In The Home (FAITH). In 2012 we became a 501(c)3 non profit corporation, of which I am the President. I have always had a desire to help and support other homeschooling families. My goal is to provide everything a homeschooling family needs or wants to complete their journey. After my years of experience, and now that my children are grown, I feel this is my time to make it happen! I look forward to seeing your children learn, grow, and thrive in our family at FAITH Homeschool Academy!

Lindsay Darienzo

English

Hello fellow homeschooling families! I’m Lindsay Darienzo. I am so very excited to be a part of FAITH for two years now. This will be my third year homeschooling our son, and I know how vital these groups are! I have my bachelor’s of science in secondary education with a major in English and a minor in history. I have 5 years classroom teaching experience. More recently have been a stay at home mom to our 11 year old and almost 3 year old. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as reading a good book (when I can sit down!) I’m so ecstatic to reenter the classroom! I truly enjoy teaching and impacting the lives of my students for Christ. I look forward to meeting each of you.

Callie Fenby

Science and History

Hi!! I’m so excited to be a part of FAITH for yet another year! I’ve been a homeschool mom myself for the past 11 years and was homeschooled myself! Professionally, I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 15 years and have always been drawn to science! I love being able to see God’s handiwork in every field of science and love sharing my passion & my faith with my students! From dissecting sharks to Periodic Table Amazing Races, I try to make science as fun and engaging as possible. In my spare time, you will find me working out in our ninja backyard, at the beach paddle boarding, remodeling our old home, reading, or playing board games with my family & friends.

Coleen Hall

Evaluator

I graduated from UCF in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught for three years before we decided to begin a family. My intentions were to return to the classroom, but my heart was at home. When my oldest was ready for kindergarten, I decided to homeschool. Homeschooling has been my focus for the last twelve years, as well as homeschool evaluations and testing. I am a certified evaluator and SAT (Standford Achievement Test through Bob Jones University) test. While my teaching certification is grades 1-6, I am able to evaluate from K-12th. When I'm not homeschooling, I am busy with three teenagers and my husband. I look forward to seeing all of your child's hard work!

Kelli Hallock

English

Hello! I was born and raised in Port Orange, Florida. I earned my undergraduate degree in English from Stetson University and my graduate degree in English Education from Liberty University. I taught high school English in the Volusia County school district before coming on board with FAITH. My academic passions include reading fiction, creative writing, poetry, and literary analysis. I'm looking forward to sharing my love for these things with my students in hopes that they will grow as readers and writers. In my spare time, I also enjoy large cups of coffee, spending time at the beach, and being a mom to our two girls, Ella and Audrey.

Tiffany Hopkins

Elementary

Hello! I am very excited to be part of the FAITH family! I graduated from Southeastern University with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and began teaching first and second grade! After moving to North Carolina, I received my Master's degree in Literacy from Queens University and continued to teach in the public school system for about 7 years before stepping away to start my family. For the past few years, I have had the privilege of staying home to raise my two beautiful children, Griffin and Harper. My husband and I are also very involved in our local church and help lead the praise and worship on Sunday mornings and are the small group coordinators. Now that both of my children will be in school full time, I am ready to jump back in and begin teaching again! I am very excited to have the opportunity for this new adventure.

Sherri Jarvis

History, Health, & Life Skills

This is my first year at FAITH, and I am already in love with the children, parents, and staff. I have recently retired from teaching 30+ years in Volusia County Schools.  I have a double major in social studies and language arts with a minor in Bible.  I graduated from South-Eastern University in Lakeland, FL.  In addition, I am National Board certified and have training working with various disabilities. I am a deacon at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church.  Involvement with my family, pets, and church is the way I spend my free time.  Growing to know God and living to show God is my desire.   

Jo'is Levy

Pre K & Elementary

Hello Faith Families. I am Jo’is Levy, former homeschooling Mom and member of FAITH. I have a degree in Home Economics Education/ English Education, with Master’s work in Special Needs Education. I have taught special education, high school, middle school, 5th grade, and kindergarten, in both the public and private school sectors. Looking forward to the upcoming year, I anticipate lots of fun, laughter, hard work, and learning.

Laurie Parker

Elementary

Hello, my name is Laurie Parker. I am originally from NJ and have lived in FL since 2002. I have been a homeschooling mom for  14 years. I am a nurse by trade. I have 3 beautiful daughters and have been married to my husband for almost 22 years. I submitted my life to Christ at the age of 12 and enjoy serving Him in different capacities. I enjoy spending time with my family, the beach, advocating for pediatric cancer patients, serving on the board of Warrior Kids Foundation, and helping others any way I can.  I’m excited to teach this year and look forward to watching your children grow in faith and knowledge.

Lorena Perman

Elementary

I’m Lorena Perman and I am pleased to be teaching at FAITH, after having been a FAITH member since 2003. I am a mother of three. I’m currently homeschooling my middle school daughter and my high school son. My oldest son was homeschooled and successfully graduated in 2016. He is doing very well now in college at UCF studying mechanical engineering. I have taught diverse classes in Faith and other homeschool coop groups including Spanish, science, history and robotics. I taught Spanish in a private school to different age groups. I am originally from Costa Rica. I graduated from college with a degree in Law. 

Matt Reinhart

Government

Hello everyone, I am Matt Reinhart.  I have been a resident of Volusia County nearly my entire life. This is my second year as a part of the FAITH family. I am retired law enforcement after 31 years and was the Warden of the Volusia County Division of Corrections. I am married with four children and five grandchildren. I accepted Jesus as my personal savior in September of 1998 and believe in strong Christian, conservative values. I have a passion for the history of this great country and believe in the importance of God's involvement. I encourage students in my class to remain involved and interactive. I also believe in organized and respectful debate as well as structured class discussions.

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386-290-5207  

bwoodlee@faithfcc.com

Covenant United Methodist Church
3701 Clyde Morris Blvd. 
Port Orange, FL 32129
 

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