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Enrichment Team Members

These wonderful ladies are who we have to thank for making the enrichment program happen. They take time away from their own families and homeschools to make sure all BHEA members can experience fun, safe and educational co-op sessions. Please be sure to take time to say thank you when you see them. If you have questions for the elementary or high school enrichment teams, please send an email to [email protected].

Are you interested in joining the Enrichment Team? Learn more here. 

Kristy Chudley, Middle and High School Team Leader (Mondays), and member of the Board of Directors

Kristy has been a member of BHEA for nine years, and has served on the Enrichment Team for two years.  She and her husband, Keith, have been home educating for 14 years. They live in South Knoxville with their three sons: Cooper (20), Carson (18), and Campbell (17 and a senior), and a sweet, but co-dependent, beagle.

Jennifer Shaw, PreK-8 Team Leader (Wednesdays), and member of the Board of Directors

Jennifer Shaw is married to Jason Shaw and the mother of Michael (19), Abigail (15), Rebekah (10) and Patrick (10). Their family has been homeschooling since 2013.  In the past, she taught middle school special education in a public school in Florida and Kindergarten at Maryville Christian School.  Jennifer enjoys being with her family and being in the mountains. The Shaws are members at Everett Hills Baptist Church where they enjoy serving alongside amazing fellow believers.   

Emily Brooks

Emily has been a member of BHEA for four years. She has served on the Enrichment team since 2021 and the Communications team since 2019. She and her husband, Travis, have been married since 2010 and have four children. She was previously a social worker before staying home to educate her children. Emily loves books, history, dogs, Appalachia, DisneyWorld, and dreaming of another trip to Scotland. She feels privileged to be apart of BHEA. 

Jessica Hall

Jessica & her 2 daughters, Aurora (2006) and Annelyse (2012), have been with BHEA since 2019. She and her husband Nick have been together since 2003 and currently live in Friendsville alongside a menagerie of farm animals. Jessica graduated from Pellissippi with an Associates degree in Science then went on to get her double B.A. in Sign Language and Deaf History with a minor in Psychology. She LOVES to craft! She also enjoys reading, crocheting, the beach, softball, soccer, trying new things, and the list goes on. 

Kim Mowell

Kimberly Mowell is a wife and a mother of two boys. They have been homeschooling and members of BHEA since 2015. She enjoys traveling, overlanding, hiking, running, yoga, attempting gardening, and hanging out with friends and family. She has a Bachelor of Science from UT Chattanooga and worked with Cardiopulmonary Rehab before staying home with her boys.Kim Hayes Mowell

Janel Nocton

I am a Maryville native born at Blount Memorial Hospital.  My husband Mike and I have been married for 19 years and we have two children. Mason is 16 years old and Oliver is 13, and we have been homeschooling for 5 years now. I have BA degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in Economics with a minor in Business Administration and a concentration in Logistics and Transportation. Being a mom has taken most of my time, so a career has not been part of my story. I enjoy being outside and love working with plants and landscaping. Our family is very active in hiking, kayaking, and other scouting activities. My husband is an Assistant Scout Master for our BHEA Troop 442. I help with the troop accounting, and I'm also a troop committee member so we are very involved with the scout troop.  

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer has been a member of BHEA since 2015. She and her husband live in Maryville and have five children, ages 23, 22, 10, 6, and 4. The youngest three children have been homeschooled since Kindergarten. Before becoming a homeschool mom, Jennifer attended ETSU where she majored in computer science. When not homeschooling or reading to her kids, she enjoys sewing, playing the piano, gardening, hiking, and camping.