Bluegrass United Academic Center Electives

A Program of Bluegrass United

Instructor Bios


Maria Bryan

Maria Bryan is a longtime homeschooling mother of four children. She has a B.A. in Physical Education and has been a USA Certified Swim Coach for 16 years. She has taught many classes on a variety of different subjects to homeschoolers over the past 20 years.


Cindy Fawcett

Cindy Fawcett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky who successfully homeschooled her two sons. She has been a teacher for various academic programs for the past 15 years and has worked as a reading and writing tutor for 12 years. She enjoys teaching teens and has a passion for helping all students to become more proficient writers. 


Jamie Groover

Jamie Groover has a Bachelor’s degree in Greek and Roman Studies and English from Rhodes College in Memphis, and a Master’s degree in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Kentucky. He has worked as both a teaching assistant and part-time instructor at UK, teaching beginner and intermediate Latin, as well as Greco-Roman mythology. But he has primarily worked as a tutor with homeschoolers, which he has been doing for fifteen years. Working one-on-one or in small groups, he has taught or tutored many students in subjects ranging from Latin and English to geometry and biology. He loves comic books, scary movies, his wife, and his three cats. 


Sandy Martin

Sandy Martin

Sandy Martin is a graduate of MCTC with an Associate of Art in Elementary Education. She has home educated four children for 16 years. She taught homeschool students at Classical Conversations for five years. She enjoys teaching and has taken numerous classes in the fields of psychology and sociology. 


Stacee Martin (BUAC Electives Administrator)

Stacee Martin graduated from Wittenberg University with a BA in East Asian Studies. She currently co-owns and co-operates a consulting and engineering business and industrial storage business with her husband, Duke. She is a homeschooling mother of two boys, one is a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Kentucky and the other currently attends BU with plans to attend college in the future 


Ruth Meyers 

Ruth Meyers has a degree in English from the University of Michigan. Her family moved to Richmond in 2017 after living in Colorado for 20 years. While in Colorado, she taught in a preschool and a private school for homeschool students. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her six children, ages 11 - 21.


Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a homeschool dad of three. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He and his wife, Dana, are the owners of a paint and flooring store in Nicholasville (Moore Innovations). Chris has served on numerous boards for various community organizations, including the DOL - Work Force Investment, YMCA, Habitat for Humanity and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also elected as a Nicholasville City Commissioner for two terms. Chris has taught classes in areas such as finance, public speaking, civics, current events, and life skills for young men for the past four years at Christian Homeschool Co-op (CHC). 


Jesse Peterson

Jesse Peterson holds a B.S. in Business from Asbury University. He works full-time in real estate as an owner, manager, and investor. He enjoys all sports and is an accomplished soccer player and runner. He has travelled throughout North America and Europe and enjoys outdoor adventures, such as hiking the Appalachian Trail and biking the Colorado Trail.


Roxanna Peterson 

Roxanna Peterson works full-time in real estate and owns a small photography business on the side. She particularly enjoys candid photography and documentary photography (capturing stories in photos). She is a graduate of the New York Film Academy Summer Intensive in Photography. 


Eileen Wright 

Eileen Wright earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College (Portland Oregon).  Her experience includes teaching public school music in Washington State and Arizona. In 2003, she began the task of homeschooling her three sons—Stephen, Garrison, and Calvin—and will soon complete the project as her youngest son graduates this spring.  In addition, for the past ten years, Eileen has taught at CHC (science and music).  Several years ago, she had the pleasure of teaching History of Rock and Roll at CHC, and she is looking forward to revisiting the subject at BUAC. The class will use the text, What’s That Sound? by Dr. John Covach—the pre-eminent music historian from the Eastman School of Music, with whom Eileen had the privilege of studying at the University of Michigan.  She has been married thirty-two years to her husband Scott Wright, professor of music at the University of Kentucky and co-director of musical theater at BUPAC.