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Meet the Faculty!

Michelle Hodgson 


I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where I graduated cum laude in University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition on the Department of Education. From an early age I have always enjoyed teaching children in church and summer camps. I have been married for 29 years and have two wonderful children who I homeschooled from 1st grade to 12th grade. I had the privilege to be the director of CDA Academy in Puerto Rico for a year and I homeschooled other students of all ages for more than five years. For three years I taught Spanish, Algebra and Geometry in Southmont Christian Academics. 

Susan Stevens

Teacher/Director Assistant

It is so good to be working in Christian Education again. My last time working in this field was years ago when our church in Illinois decided to open a school. I started out as a volunteer setting up the computers and assisting in the office but quickly became lead supervisor and also received administrative training. It was a blessing to have been a part of Olive Branch Christian Academy for eight years. Both of my children graduated from there. I consider working with the next generation an honor. I am thankful for this call on my life and pray that Jesus will have His way in this ministry.
Maria Alvarado

María Alvarado

K & First Grade Teacher

I was born and raised in Mexico up to the age of 10. I spent the next 17 years of my life growing up and attending school in Florida. I obtained my AA degree from local Polk State College and soon after started working with children as a substitute teacher.
I have learned to appreciate the beauty and love the Lord has shown me thru every child that has been part of my life. I am now a mother of 4 absolutely beautiful children whom I love. I feel blessed and excited about the new adventures the Lord has for us here in Texas and am definitely looking forward to it.

Yolanda Vázquez

PE Teacher

I am the mother of five girls of different ages. I love to interact with children and young people. One of my passions is teaching children to love and take care of their bodies. In the past, I have taught Zumba to children and adults in choreography and dance. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to continue teaching children at Lifeline Learning.

Larry Stevens


When I heard that our church was opening an homeschool coop, I immediately thought of security. I worked as Head of Security at Shawnee Community College for several years. I was a Pulaski County Illinois Sheriff’s deputy for a while as well. It is a privilege work with Lifeline Learning as a watchman over the grounds. 

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Larry Dooly 

Performance Teacher

Larry Dooly has been a performer for over 40 years and a professional actor for 30 of those years. After traveling nationally as a historical character, he taught acting to homeschool students for a Tarrant County co-op as well as directed high school students in Christian schools and churches. He has directed multiple children’s productions at Lifeline Church where he has served in a leadership role for many years. He and wife Marlene have been married for 26 years and he helped her raise two kids. His latest role is definitely his favorite as he’s now the grandfather of three pretty special grandkids to whom he hopes to teach performance someday.

Brittney Williams

Math Teacher

I have been a homeschool teacher for my children for the past 5 years. I developed a passion for teaching in Christian education as a teenager growing up with parents who were both teachers in a Christian School. That shaped so much of who I am today! I love pouring into kids and helping them discover their identity in Christ! Learning should be fun and exciting and I love bringing that energy into the classroom.

Levonne Castro

K & First Grade Teacher

I was born in Puerto Rico; I’m 25 years old. My family and I started in the ways of the Lord two years ago and I can say that it has been the best decision I have made. The Lord has placed in my heart the desire and passion to teach art to children. I consider myself a creative and enterprising person. I have my own company of custom-made items, including items for babies and toddlers.

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