Most of our teachers raised or are raising homeschooled children.
Most of our teachers have at least one degree in their area of study.
Most of our teachers have been teaching at Excel for multiple years.
All of our teachers are committed to intellectually engaging your student's minds in learning.
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
Mid-High English, High School English, Mid-High History, High School 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 Kim Heinecke - Science, Geography, Speech
5-6th grade Science, US & World Geography, Introduction to Speech Communication
Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Oklahoma State University. She has taught in homeschool co-ops for seven years across all grade levels and currently homeschools her children. Kim is also a writer and speaker for a non-profit ministry serving single mothers. She is married with four sons.
Mrs Sheila Ives - Psychology, American Sign Language
Psychology, American Sign Language I, American Sign Language II
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 thirty-two years. Sheila also does Christian counseling. She is married to Bob and they have four children.
Mrs Angie Krizer- Yearbook
Angie has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Advertising from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has worked in the advertising field for over 25 years. Angie is a graduate of homeschooling herself. She has taught at various homeschool co-ops for the past seven years while homeschooling her own boys. She is married to John.
Mrs Emily McLeod - Math, Science
Geometry, Algebra II, Physics, Economics/Personal Finance, Physical Science
Emily graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Social Studies Education. She is also certified to teach middle and upper level math. Emily grew up homeschooled and has been teaching co-op classes and tutoring homeschooled students for over 10 years. She also educates her 4 children at home. Emily is able to meet all levels of students right where they are, and move them forward in math with confidence. She also helps students to become independent learners, able to monitor their own learning and growth.
Mrs Debbie Moore - Spanish
Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III
Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts in education/Spanish from the University of Central Oklahoma. Debbie is married to Rick and they have three children.
Mrs Michelle O'Hair - Math
Foundations of Math, Intermediate Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I
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.
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.
Mr Brent Olsson - American 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
Understanding the Times
Vickie has taught Understanding the Times for eight years, both as a private class from 2007 to 2008 and for the CRBC Home School Enrichment Group from 2009 to 2012. She is married to Don and they have two children.
Mrs Robin Storch - Language Arts, Science
Beginning Grammar & Literature, Advanced Grammar & Literature, Mid High Science, High School Biology
Robin has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and minors in History and Business, as well as a teaching certification in English. She has homeschooled her children for nine years and has been able to continue her love of teaching through the coops of which she has been a part.