Jeff and Michele Chandler
Jeff and Michele have been married twenty years and live in Franklin, TN, with their three children, ages 12, 10, and 7. Although homeschooling was not in their initial plan, they were led to this choice when their oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. While they desired to have more one on one time with their children while they were young, they also desired a program where their children could develop meaningful relationships with other adults and peers. Foundations Christian Academy has provided a great educational mix for their family of home studies and outside accountability. Outside of homeschooling responsibilities, Jeff is an entrepreneur who works with clients to make their two largest purchases - real estate and automobiles - and Michele is a CPA who consults with start-up businesses.
Jim and Laura Blue
Jim & Laura Blue live in Brentwood TN, where they raise and homeschool four children from the ages of 7 through 16. Their two boys are currently enrolled in the Lower Academy at FCA, and their girls are enrolled in another local homeschool tutorial. Jim & Laura have been homeschooling for over 11 years and enjoy making many experiences in life a learning opportunity for the family. Jim & Laura attend church at the Harpeth Hills Church of Christ and also serve on the board of directors for an international medical mission organization called LiveBeyond, serving the people of Haiti. Jim is the CEO of Novus Healthcare, and Laura is a trained physical therapist.
Alan and Delinia Poenitske
Alan and Delinia live in Brentwood, TN, and have been married for 18 years. They have been blessed with 3 children, Paige (age 15), Faith (age 11), and Joshua (age 8). Over ten years ago, the Lord placed the desire to homeschool upon their hearts, and he used several verses in Deuteronomy to confirm the calling. These verses state, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up."
Alan and Delinia truly believe that homeschooling is a calling and a privilege, and they are in their 10th year of homeschooling. Their goal is to teach their children academically, but more importantly to put Christ first in their lives, to love Him, and to love and serve others. The Poenitske family is very active in serving at Judson Baptist Church where they have been members for over five years. Alan and Delinia are both graduates of Western Kentucky University where they graduated with bachelor of science degrees in accounting. Alan currently serves as a senior vice-president at Medsolutions, Inc., where he has worked 18 years. They are so humbled to serve on the board of directors at Foundations Christian Academy.
Alex and Jason Henderson
Jason & Alex have been married for ten years and live in Cool Springs where they raise and homeschool Emma and Jacob. Both kids are currently enrolled at FCA and love it! Jason & Alex have lived and worked all over the world but after five years in the Nashville area they are thrilled to call it home. They attend Harpeth Christian Church where they have helped to lead several family ministries and home groups. Alex is a graduate of the University of Staffordshire in England. Jason graduated from Virginia Tech and the Culinary Institute of America, he is currently a VP and company officer for Captain D’s.