About Us

The Home Education Academy directors are not new to homeschooling. Sue Puchferran and Jeanne Campbell bring a combined fifty plus years of experience home educating their own 7 children, as well as nineteen years of working together assisting families as they educate their children at home. Their own children have gone into the fields of medicine, law, accounting, business, computer science, art & design, and entertainment. In 2004 they founded the Home Education Enrichment Day (HEED) program in South Florida to offer their own children the best learning opportunities in high school. They have continued offering academic advising and local classes to families for over nineteen years.

In 2020, Sue and Jeanne expanded their vision to include online learning. Home Education Academy is the expansion of their vision, bringing the same excellent weekly academic classes right to your home. Home Education Academy is a college and career prep homeschool program that offers live interactive online academic classes taught from a Judeo-Christian perspective for students grades six through twelve. They also work with organizations to bring excellent online learning to their groups by building them their own classes.

 

Sue Puchferran has written the book “Completing the Journey, a homeschool high school handbook” that has helped families around the state of Florida prepare their students for high school and beyond. This book is available on the HEED website. Click here to view the book. 

Meet Our Teachers

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Priscilla Algarin Muriel

Bilingual Spanish speaking homenhearts@yahoo.com

Priscilla is a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and homeschool mom of six wonderful children. Priscilla and her husband Gilberto live in Central Florida where they love to read-a-loud to their children, cultivate in their garden, and raise backyard chickens.  She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2006. She began teaching IEW in her own home with her own children, some of them who have their own learning struggles. After six years of following through with her own, she became IEW certified through the Institute of Excellence in Writing in the summer of 2019. Her oldest daughter is now a Content Author for an online marketing agency at the age of seventeen. She can truly testify that IEW is a complete and effective program which will equip your children for college and beyond. Priscilla and her husband serve as leaders in their homeschool community. She has also founded 21st Education, an innovative approach to online virtual learning for home educators, and runs a bilingual support group in her community since 2017 where they mentor families in home education, hold family support meetings, and participate in several missionary projects to help families receive free curriculum and school supplies to begin their home education journey.

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Cristina Alvarez

Bilingual Spanish speaking  alvarezc8910@gmail.com 

Cristina Alvarez is a wife and homeschool mom of three children. Her true love in education is science. She enjoyed taking many science courses while earning her bachelor degree of science in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is now working toward her teaching certification in science. Cristina has a passion for teaching about everything that God has created and sees science as the artwork of God, a mere glimpse of His mind. She is a firm believer that science comes from God, and must be viewed with the lens of the Bible. Science may not come easily to everyone, however Cristina doesn’t want for her students to be intimidated. She wants to help them understand more about this beautiful world that our Lord has created.

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Sabrina Torres

Bilingual Spanish speaking  storres@homeeducationacademy.org

Sabrina Torres graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Leadership. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration. Being a college student who completed many of her classes fully online, Sabrina understands what it’s like to be a distance-learning student and strives to bring her experiences to create the best possible online learning environment for her students. Sabrina was homeschooled from the third grade until she graduated from high school. Sabrina has a love for God and her family. Because of her love for God, she desires to teach the younger generations more about Him in her classes. Sabrina grew up in a bilingual, Spanish/English speaking family.

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Giovana Cavarretta

Bilingual Spanish speaking gcavarretta7@gmail.com

Giovana Cavarretta is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a wife and mother of three.  She has been blessed to be homeschooling her children since they started preschool.  She was born and raised in Lima, Perú and moved to the United States as a teenager. Having experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to learn another language, she desires to help students learn to communicate in Spanish while having fun in the process. Mrs. Cavarretta is an experienced Spanish teacher and has enjoyed teaching Spanish to homeschool students of all ages for the past 10 years. She attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. 

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Donna-Kay Davis

Donna-Kay Davis has been an educator for over 25 years with experience teaching preschool through high school kids at her church, in co-ops, and in her home. With the help of the Lord Jesus, a great husband, and HEED, Donna-Kay has homeschooled all four of her kids (two daughters, two sons) from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Using non-traditional learning techniques, Donna-Kay tries to make math fun and understandable for the not-so-mathy student while helping kids see how math is practical for their everyday lives. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Miami Christian College (now Trinity International University), a Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in children and families from Florida International University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Currently she works at her church as the Preschool Ministry Assistant. She loves the Lord Jesus Christ, William (her husband of over 27 years), her family, and kids of all ages. She also likes dogs, coffee, and chocolate.

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Patty Torres

Bilingual Spanish speaking 
2patty@mailbox.org

Patty Torres is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a wife of 29 years, and the mother of three kids. I had the privilege of homeschooling my kids the past 13 years until they all graduated. Preparing my kids spiritually has been one of my most important concerns, and I thank God that through homeschooling I have been able to not only give them a good academic foundation but also a strong spiritual foundation. My passion is to make disciples for Christ and teach God’s word. I have been discipling and teaching women for the past 20 years, and I also had the privilege of serving at my church for three years as the children’s ministry director, and as one of the teachers of children’s ministry. I was born in Lima, Peru and came to the United States when I was a teenager. I thank God that I heard the gospel in this beautiful country and became a Christian. It has been a blessing to be bilingual because it has allowed me to reach the English and Spanish speaking communities with the gospel.

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Jesus Villalobos

Bilingual Spanish speaking
jesus.villalobos@me.com

Jesus studied Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. Jesus was born and raised in South Florida after his parents moved here from Lima, Peru in 1985. He serves as a Youth Pastor in his home church, Iglesia Hispana of Boca Raton, for over 15 years. In 2013 he married his wife, Melisa, and together they have had the privilege of traveling to Peru and assisting Missionaries to preach the gospel to underdeveloped regions and schools. Through his travels around the world, he developed a deep passion for history. His goal is to excite the future generations to study and experience history in our country and around the world in order to reach others for Christ. Jesus and Melisa have two children, Jonathan and Mia. He has a a passion for his two favorite hobbies: photography and soccer!

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