About Us

Our co-op has been meeting for three years at Bethelem Baptist Church.  We have been relatively small, but are growing.  This year we have 50 students/ 16 families.  Our co-op is different from others in Spartanburg, in that, we try to offer classes that supplement what you're already doing at home.  Classes like IEW (writing), experimental science, lapbooking, PE, Music history, Spanish; things that I, personally, would love for my children to do, but never seem to happen at home. :)  Each teacher selects what curriculum they want to use for their class, but we don't use a SET curriculum.

Meet Our Teachers
Amanda Bevis 
Amanda is the wife of Shep Bevis and the mother of Lauren(9), AnnaBeth (8), Drew(7), and Caroline (5).  She has been a homeschooling mom for 5 years.  Desiring to teach her children from a Biblical worldview, Amanda is dedicated to giving them a genuinely Christian education.  Amanda teaches Spanish. 

Natasha Greer
Natasha Steiner Greer
Natasha is married to Travis and they have 3 kids:  Andrew 10, Anna 9, Elizabeth 3.  She graduated from Carson Newman College in 1995 with BA in Elementary Education and then taught 6th grade for one year in Tennessee before moving here.  Here she has subbed the schools, taught a resource teacher's maternity leave, and taught homebound students.  Natasha has been homeschooling 5 years, and currently works one day a week in the nursery at The Westside Club.  Her family are members of the church of Christ in Boiling Springs.  There she teaches the grades K-1 Bible class.  Natasha teaches lapbooking for History (Aesop's Fables this semester). 
Olivia Girdwood
Olivia is the oldest child of ten chlidren in her family. She is a Christian girl living her life for Christ. She loves teaching children and seeing each of their unique personalites. Olivia teaches preschoolers at co-op. 

Heidi Gunter
Heidi Ostrem GunterHeidi is married to Clay Gunter, and they have 4 children.  She has been homeschooling for 8 years now.  Heidi studied early elementary and special education at Winthrop and USCS.  Heidi and her family enjoy being active in thier church, First Baptist Spartanburg.  She teaches our K5 class and has taught other classes at co-op. 

Holly Gunter
Holly is married to Will, and they have five young children.  After adopting thier first child, Holly decided not to return to work in the public school where she had been teaching Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  As the other children came along, homeschooling was a good fit for their family.  Recently, Holly and Will have stepped out from thier church ministry to join GracePointe Ministries.  Holly teaches science. 

Will Gunter
Will is married to Holly (co-op coordinator) and all five of his children are homeschooled. He has served as a youth pastor in the local church for ten years and recently joined GracePointe Ministries whose heart is to minister to families, youth, and individuals in need. Will enjoys being active through running, swimming, and biking. The part he enjoys most about teaching P.E. is finding those special moments to encourage his students; especially those who are being active for the first time.

Jeanine Harrison
Jeanine is married and has 3 children.  She graduated from Wofford College with BA in English and attended Clemson University for 2 years - majoring in Chemical Engineering.  Then she worked as a Technical Writer for 2 years before starting her own business - Kaleidoscope Embroidery.  She has owned that for 17 years, and has homeschooled her 3 children for 12 years.  Jeanine and her husband work with the youth at their church, Selma Baptist Church in Woodruff.  She teaches IEW and has taught reading skills to our early elementary class. 

Charley Moore
Charley and her husband Andy have 5 children, Noah(12), Ian(10), Isaac(8), Judah(7), and Arabella Grace(4).  Andy and Charley have been in the ministry for 14 years and have served churches in both KY and SC.  Charley's passion is to give her children a Biblical foundation for their education and has been homeschooling for the last 8 years.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from North Greenville University with an emphasis in Voice.  She studied voice under Dr. Ronald Turner at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and sang in both the Seminary Choir and Oratorio Chorus.  She also participated in the Seminary Wives Institute classes at SBTS. She teaches Music at co-op.  Depending on the semester in Music class, Charley will be teaching basic Music Theory principles, Music History, and teaching songs for the classes to perform at the end of each semester.