Teachers

Many of our teachers raised or are raising homeschooled children.

Many of our teachers have at least one degree in their area of study.

Many of our teachers have been teaching at Excel for multiple years.

All of our teachers are committed to engaging your student's minds intellectually.

 

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Mrs. Linda Bowling - Spanish

Linda Bowling has taught French and Spanish for 39 years. Her BA in French and Spanish are from UCO. She also holds a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from UCO. Linda is married and has three children and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Josie Braddy - Algebra II

 

Josie served in the Air Force as a Network Communications Specialist and earned an Associate’s degree. It was not until she got to college that she realized she loved math.  Instead of completing a Bachelor’s, she decided to homeschool her own children. She taught her son math through Algebra II. She has also tutored students in high school math classes. She is a part of a family that loves mathematics and she hopes to share that love with your child. 

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Ms. Karen Evans - Science

 

Karen holds a Masters in Secondary Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University.

Mrs. Angela Griffin - English, History

 

Angela has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in History from California State University. She is married to Harve and they have two children. 

Mrs. Sheila Ives - Psychology, American Sign Language

 

Sheila has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She worked as an interpreter/tutor for deaf students in Kansas and Oklahoma school districts for fourteen years and has worked with the signing deaf population for over thirty years. She is married to Bob and they have four children. 

Mrs. Angela Kasbohm - Health and Fitness

 

Angela graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Oklahoma. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Oklahoma since 1999. Angela is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Angela homeschooled her son and has taught at two different home school co-ops. Angela is married and has one son. They are active in their church and enjoy traveling as a family. 

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Mr. Steve Mollick - Math

Steve earned a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and has a Masters degree in Aviation Management. He has completed additional graduate level courses in accounting and history just because he loves learning. Steve taught Algebra II and Precalculus for Excel from 2011 to 2014. He has over 15 years’ experience as an Air Force instructor pilot and currently works as a commercial pilot. Steve and his wife Sherry homeschooled their daughter from K through 12.

Mrs. Susie Nix - ACT Prep

 

Susie Nix graduated from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas with a degree in Music Education.  Susie has nearly two decades of experience in preparing students for the ACT Exam.  She has seen success in helping students raise their ACT score, help them fill out applications for college, and also gain entrance into college.  She and her husband reside in Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Michelle O'Hair - Math

 

Michelle graduated from Southern Nazarene University with an education degree and an endorsement in math. She taught pre-algebra at Hefner Middle School for five years. Michelle is married to J.R. and they have two children. 

Mr. Brent Olsson - Government

 

Brent graduated from Oral Roberts University with a bachelor’s degree in history. In 1988 he attained a Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of Tulsa. He is chairman of the Excel Board of Directors. He is married to Jene’ and they have three children. 

Mrs. Vickie Spicer - Understanding the Times

 

Vickie has taught Understanding the Times since 2009 after home educating for 17 years. She has a passion to students to understand and engage the culture from a Christian worldview. She is married to Don and they have two children. 

Mrs. Charlotte Strickland - Art 

Charlotte trained extensively in art under a local Oklahoma artist as well as being a homeschool graduate. She has been teaching/tutoring art for 10+ years. 

Mr. Ken Willman - Economics/Personal Finance

Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Accounting and became a CPA in July 1991.  He retired in 2019 with 35 years in the telecommunications industry with AT&T. He currently owns a CPA firm specializing in faith based nonprofit accounting. Ken is married to Laura and they have two children they home schooled K-12th grade.