Michiana Covenant Academy Instructors
Mrs. Susan Daniels
Mrs. Susan Daniels graduated from Kent State University (Ohio), and taught 9th through 11th grades English and Spanish from 1986-1992. Since that time, she and her husband Bob have been raising and homeschooling their 5 children, 3 of whom are now homeschool graduates. Along with homeschooling, Mrs. Daniels has taught Spanish language and English composition / literature to small groups of homeschooled students since 1994. She has also given presentations on topics related to homeschooling to a variety of audiences. She enjoys helping parents fulfill their calling as home educators.
Mrs. Ninette Deliyannides
Art & Literature
Mrs. Ninette Deliyannides graduated from Calvin College with a BA in English and Art. She taught four years in a traditional school and has been teaching classes, creating art, and homeschooling for many years.
She is active in the art industry, working with manufacturers, and is the director of Shar Sosh Studios. She is also a certified docent at both the Snite Museum at Notre Dame and the South Bend Museum of Art.
Mrs. Sally Hanson
Mrs. Sally Hanson graduated from Bethel College in 1978 with a BA in biology, minoring in Chemistry, and from the South Bend Medical Foundation School of Medical Technology the same year. She and her husband, Mark, homeschooled their daughter from 8th through 12th grade. Sally is a retired medical laboratory supervisor, and has taught Sunday School for many years. She currently works as Secretary at Michiana Covenant Church, and is Administrator of Michiana Covenant Academy. Sally is also a member of the Four Flags Garden Club of Niles.
Mr. Jacob Stoltzfus
Mr. Jacob Stoltzfus and his wife Jamie homeschool their 8 children ranging in age from 15 to 3. He is a lifelong LEGO enthusiast who parlayed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology into a career as a project engineer and operations specialist in the manufacturing industry, where he works with a variety of automated equipment and processing systems. In his spare time Jacob enjoys running, extreme obstacle courses, flying disc sports, and serving as a deacon at MCPC.
Mrs. Jamie Stoltzfus
Mrs. Sandra Zylstra
Mrs. Sandra Zylstra holds a B.S.in Elementary Education with a music endorsement and a current Indiana teaching license. She has taught private piano lessons to students of all ages for several years and K-8 music in at Covenant Christian School. Currently she is the accompanist at Brandywine High School and continues teaching piano. She also plays piano for church on a regular basis and enjoys arranging hymns.
Mr. Michael Durant
Mr. Michael Durant received his B.A. in philosophy from Grand Valley State University (Michigan) in 2015 and has worked teaching English as a second language for the last two years, both abroad and in the U.S. He has also studied Latin and German language and literature. He was homeschooled through high school.
Mr. Mark Hanson
Computers & Programming
Mr. Mark Hanson has been an electrical and software engineer since he graduated from Michigan State University in 1978. He has worked in aerospace and automotive industries designing and programming microchip circuits for intelligent motors and braking systems, and is currently employed at CTS Automotive. Mark is co-inventor on three U. S. patents involving electronics and software. He and his wife Sally homeschooled their daughter, now a successful Medical Technologist, from 8th through 12th grades.
Mrs. Margaret McMillan
Theatre | Literature
Mrs. Margaret McMillan graduated from the College of William and Mary (2010), with a BA in Theatre. She performed in numerous college and community theatre productions, as well as working as an actress for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. As a high school student, her drama classes and involvement in local community theatre shaped her educational experience from the start; theatre helped her gain confidence, creativity, and work as part of team, as well as teaching important lessons about commitment and self-discipline. Mrs. McMillan is also a member of Michiana Covenant Church, and enjoys volunteering with the Youth Group.
Dr. Peter J. Wallace
Dr. Peter J. Wallace graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Ph.D. American History, 2004), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1996), and Wheaton College (B.A. History of Christian Thought, 1993). He has served as pastor of Michiana Covenant PCA since 2001. He is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and has conducted numerous church history seminars in churches around the United States. Both he and his wife, Ginger, are second generation home schoolers.
Mrs. Kathleen Williamson
Writing & Grammar
Mrs. Kathy Williamson graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 with a BA in Business Administration and attended Western Michigan University, where she pursued an Electrical Engineering degree. With only a few classes to go, God then provided a strong desire for family, changed her direction, and home education became her focus. Becoming a Registered Instructor for the Institute for Excellence in Writing program, she has taught this method at all 3 levels for many homeschooling families in the surrounding area as well as at a local Christian school. Kathy is also teaching Sunday School, working with ages 3-5. She has developed a passion for encouraging students of any age to discover their unique imprint and passion from God. She and her husband, Tim, have 1 college graduate, 3 currently in college, and continue to educate their youngest 3 children at home.