Kathy is the founder and director of Master's Hand. She counts it a huge blessing to have homeschooled her two sons through high school. She is currently a certified teacher and has a BA in elementary education and a BA in special education. Her 37 years of teaching includes public school (K-2), private school (K-6), private tutoring (K-8), and 23 years with Master’s Hand (K-12). She has also completed 2 years of classes in the ‘One Stroke’ method of acrylic painting and has received instruction at the Schissler Academy of Fine Arts. She has enjoyed painting and drawing for over 29 years and has been an art instructor for hundreds of students.
Jessica graduated from Metropolitan State University in 2003, with a BA in language arts, an emphasis in elementary education, and a minor in reading. While homeschooling her daughters, she taught for a homechool enrichment program for 13 years. Jessica also writes curriculum for and teaches STEM camps for the Thompson School District and is also the coordinator for Destination Imagination for Thompson School District. This is her first year at Master’s Hand, which she is super excited about, and ready for this new adventure in teaching!
Arnold has a deep passion to see people live a healthy and active lifestyle. He played soccer for 10 years and was an apprentice trainer at In The Core Sports Performance, Longmont. He completed his apprenticeship and has been the lead instructor at the In The Core Windsor Group Program for 2 years. He is also a certified personal trainer with the National Academy Of Sports Medicine. Arnold is also deeply passionate about Christ and loves to use athletic illustrations to encourage people to become and do what God designed them to do.
Erron Lacy is a Suzuki Violin certified teacher in Longmont, Colorado. Erron teaches violin privately from her home and teaches group violin classes for Longmont Suzuki Strings. Erron began her music studies on the piano at age 5 and started her violin studies at age 9. Erron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and as part of her music education, she also studied voice, viola, organ and cello. Erron and her husband Jess have three kids they have been homeschooling for 8 years. Erron believes that Dr. Suzuki's philosophy of Talent Education is a beautiful gift that she would like to share with families in the Longmont area.
Julie is thrilled to be returning for her 15th year as a Master’s Hand instructor! She teaches General Theatre, Advanced Theatre, Vocal Studio Jr. and Vocal Studio. Julie homeschooled both her daughters all the way through high school and they both were Master’s Hand alumni. Julie has performed for audiences of all sizes, from intimate dinner theatres to arenas packed with thousands, though her favorite is to use her talents to glorify God and make Him known. She finds great fulfillment in showing young people how they can use and develop their talents to honor God and share His message through the performing arts
Carrie Matthews attended the University of Florida’s School of Communications with a major in advertising and a minor in journalism. While homeschooling her own children, Carrie was also taught for 13 years at The Master’s Hand. After “retiring” from The Master’s Hand in 2017, she worked at two SVVSD K-8 public schools in their after-school enrichment and summer camp programs. In 2018 she established her own homeschool teaching and tutoring business, The Roaming Schoolhouse. After much prayer and confirmation, she has simultaneously returned to The Master’s Hand, this time for her second year.
Jackson Rhoads loves working with people and teaching kids! Jackson has worked as an instructor at Colorado Youth Outdoors for three years. This job has given him a love for working with kids and teaching. Jackson is a homeschool graduate who took multiple classes from Master’s Hand. Jackson is passionate about taking responsibility for students’ success, and learning how each individual learns and processes information. He is a graduate of Ellerslie Discipleship Training, Summit Ministries, Teenpact Leadership Schools, Worldview Academy, and Lost Marbles Theatrics. Jackson wants to always be serving his loving Savior, and pushing others closer to Him.
Rebecca Shipp has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Westmont College. From there, she earned her secondary teaching certificates in Social Studies and Mathematics. Her teaching experience includes public schools, private schools, tutoring, and 15 years of homeschooling
loves the Lord and wants learning to be fun for students. She has bachelor’s degrees in education as well as business and holds a current Colorado teaching certificate. She has been educating students for many years and her experiences include public schools, Christians schools, and home school. She has helped develop curriculum, programs, and activities for various schools. As a former home schooling mother herself, Pam loves working with homeschooled children,
Aaron is a father of nine wonderful homeschooled children. He has a bachelor of science in biology and education with majors in biology, physical education, and health, and a minor in theology. He has also completed a degree in sports medicine. He continues to study the endless frontier of God’s Word and his creation. This will be Aaron’s 20th year of teaching and coaching and his 14th year at Master’s Hand. Aaron coaches many sports and specializes in core strength and athletic development. He also is a physical trainer and consultant. “In the CORE” is a specialized athletic development program that takes a sports player and helps them become a great athlete.