Meet Our Teachers


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 Tammy Bester-Cesinger– Tammy  is the founder of Canton Homeschool Resources.    She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, a Master of Arts degree in  Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instructional design, and is currently working  on her Doctorate degree in Education Administration  (spring, 2017 completion). Her doctoral dissertation is on hybrid learning. She has experience  teaching 6th-12th grade in the public alternative and regular school system in Los Angeles and Riverside counties in California. Tammy is married to Steve and  has three children of her own, two of whom are homeschooled at CHR. Her oldest child is a student at Creekview High School.  She believes all children are different and have different needs, even when this means one of her own is at a public high school (per his request!).  She lives in Alpharetta and spends her time working on improving CHR, working on her doctorate degree, and spending time with her family.


Renee Barrineau – Renee is the middle and high school curriculum director at CHR. She is mom to two great boys and is married to Clay. She has a  Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has taught in the public school system in Dekalb,  Paulding, and Cobb counties. Renee teaches Language Arts at the middle and high school level  at CHR. She also teaches Reading, Legos, ACT Prep, Yearbook, and Psychology. She is very  active in the community and as the PTA president at Macedonia Elementary. Renee has been at CHR since we opened.

 Leah Smith
– Leah is the elementary curriculum director at CHR. She is a mom to three fun kids  who attend CHR, and is married to Eugene. She has a Bachelor  of Arts degree in Education and has a passion for sharing the discoveries of life in teaching. She teaches the 4-6th grade hybrid classes.  She loves the outdoors and music, and is a master at anything hands-on and fun. Leah has been at CHR since we opened.




 Kelly Wayland – Kelly is married to David and they have two sons and a daughter.  She has a  Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education, a Master of Science degree in  Special Education, and a Educational Specialist degree in Interrelated Special  Education with a focus on Reading. Her husband owns  Suresight Eyecare in Canton. She  has been very active with the local PTA and in community. She enjoys walking her dogs,  gardening,  traveling, and snow skiing. Kelly teaches first grade hybrid classes.


Kristine Scott's Profile Photo Kristine Scott- Kristine has a Bachelors of Arts in Education: Exceptional Students. She is married to Lee and has 3 children who attend CHR. She loves Disney, working with students with special needs, 80’s pop culture, sewing, and reading.  She is our kindergarten teacher.

Christy Yates – Details coming soon. 

Joyce Estes- Joyce has been with us for a few years now. We are slacking getting this AMAZING math teacher up here ! We need to get on here because she ROCKS!

Angie Crane- Angie has also been with us for a couple of years and is an INCREDIBLE math and science teacher. Wow. We need to stop playing and teaching and update our website more ! We have such awesome people here- they need to be highlighted!!!!


We will add the rest of our teachers ASAP. We are all fun, certified, and love to teach!!!