Faculty & Staff


Stan, Founder
Stan has an M.A. in Special Education from West Virginia University. Besides a love for technology, Stan enjoys bicycling, contra dancing, and almost any outdoor activity. Stan is the founder of CompuHigh.



Ellen, Principal
Ellen graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. degree in Biology. She has been a biology teacher, Director of Admissions, business owner, Founder and Principal of South Carolina Whitmore School. She is passionate about helping students achieve academic success. Ellen and Steve have two children and one grandson. Ellen loves to garden and have fun on the lake. She teaches Work Ethics.



Steve, Business Manager
Steve has a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Utah. He has been a commercial banker and successful retail business owner for eighteen years. He and Ellen have a son and a daughter (graduate of Compuhigh / Whitmore School) and one grandson. Steve lives in South Carolina and enjoys lake life with his wife and dog Daisy.



Jeannette, Educational Director and Teacher
Jeannette holds an M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and is halfway through an M.S. program in Counseling Psychology. Jeannette lives in West Virginia and loves to explore the wild forests and streams of the state with her husband and children.
Jeannette is the Educational Director and teaches Psychology and English 12 Honors.


Kathleen, Guidance Director, and Teacher
Kathleen is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan with a B.A. in Elementary Education and is continuing her education towards a masters in counseling. Kathleen enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing tennis, skiing, and hanging out with her husband and their dog, Molly.
Kathleen teaches Test Prep.



Melissa, Admissions Director
Melissa works in the CompuHigh / Whitmore School Office as the Admissions Director. Melissa is our resident expert on all things related to enrollment. She is the first line of communication with prospective students and parents, helping them navigate the website and choose the program that is the best fit. She is happy to answer all of your questions.


Ashley, Counselor
Ashley has a Bachelors in Education from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Education from Columbia College. She is passionate about building relationships with families and students. She currently lives in Lexington, SC with her husband and daughter. In her free time, Ashley loves spending time with her family, exercising and reading.


Beth, Counselor
Beth has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Social Sciences degree with a minor in History, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After traveling post-college, Beth now lives in her hometown in Florida. In her spare time, Beth enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, exercising, and spending time with her husband (they are newlyweds!). Beth has previous Academic Advising Experience that she brings to Whitmore students to guide them in achieving their educational goals.

Christine, Counselor
Christine has her M.S. in Education from the University of Rochester. She’s passionate about getting to know her students as individuals so she can better meet their needs. She also loves designing curriculum that is authentically engaging and accessible to all students. When she isn’t teaching she is reading, going for a run, or exploring Santiago, Chile where she currently lives.
Christine is a Guidance Counselor, and teaches Spanish 1. She also is expanding Whitmore’s foreign language and science curricula.


Inga,  Curriculum Specialist
Inga is originally from the Pacific Northwest, but now calls South Carolina her home. She has a daughter and son who bring her great pride and joy. Inga enjoys building memories with her two children, working in her yard and taking care of her menagerie of animals.
Inga works with our teachers to keep our courses typo free and up to date.


Rachel, Counselor
Rachel has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Counseling. She also has her Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Counseling. Both degrees were earned at the University of South Carolina. Rachel loves dogs and volunteers at a pet shelter. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and child.


Shawna, Student Support Coach
Shawna has a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia, and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Indiana University. Her husband is in the Military and she has moved and lived in exciting places like Hawaii. She and her husband and daughter live in the mountains of Georgia.
Shawna is a Student Support Coach, and teaches Psychology.


Alys has an MBA in International Management and Finance from Columbia Southern University, AL.  She has traveled to over 40 countries and six continents for both work and pleasure.  The height of her travels has taken her to the top of Kilimanjaro and surviving the dead sea.  Alys lives in Florida with her husband, two children and her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Sophie and Maxwell.  She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies, the performing arts, fall foliage, skiing and trying new things.
Alys teaches American Government and World Geography.


Alanna – AKA Mrs. C.
Alanna has a M.A.T. from the College of Charleston. She has been teaching online English since 2012. Alanna’s husband is in the military and they live in Alabama.
Mrs. C. teaches English 10 and 11.



Amanda has a B.A. in Spanish, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. We call her Doctor Amanda! When Amanda is not on the other end of the computer working with students, she is reading, running or doing something with her family. She is married and has two lovely daughters. Both are ice skaters, so she stays cold year round.
Amanda teaches Spanish 1 and 2.



Cathy, Mathematics Department Chair
Cathy graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Secondary Education with specializations in math and physics and a Master’s in Educational Psychology: Program Evaluation and Research.  Cathy is currently working on her doctoral degree in education with a focus on learning sciences. When Cathy isn’t teaching, she enjoys time with her three children and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include singing, reading, and doing puzzles.
Cathy teaches Pre-Algebra,  Geometry, Algebra 2-CP, Algebra 2-Honors Trigonometry, and Probability and Statistics.



Clint, Social Studies Department Chair
Raised in Northern Virginia and Central West Virginia, Clint Lemasters currently resides in Elkins, West Virginia with his wife Kim and daughter Mollie. Clint is a certified secondary teacher, and runs a horseshoeing (farrier) business. His hobbies include fly fishing, horseback riding, bow hunting, and trying (and sometimes succeeding!) to stay in shape.
Clint teaches World Geography and World History.

Claudia has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and a Masters in Multi-Categorical Learning Disabilities. She lives in Fairmont, WV.
Claudia teaches English and Social Studies.



David has a Bachelors in Industrial Arts (Technology Education) from Fairmont State and a Masters in Administration from WVU. David has a small pick your own blueberry farm in West Virginia and plays old time music on the fiddle and bass with a couple of bands.
David teaches Web Design and Computer Applications.


Derwin, English Department Chair
Derwin holds a B.A. in English from Fairmont State University and began work on his Master’s in the fall of 2006 at WVU. His hobbies include reading Anglo-Saxon and Old English literature, strolling through art museums, and vegetable gardening with his wife. He also loves jazz and blues, and makes an incredible pot of gumbo. Derwin teaches at Fairmont State University as well as Whitmore School. Derwin teaches English 10 and English 10 Honors,  English 11 Honors, English 12, Creative Writing, and Career Planning.

Heather has a B.S. in Biology from James Madison University with a minor in Environmental Science. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with her husband, 3 children, and German Shepherd named Laney. She enjoys running, reading and hiking.
Heather teaches Earth Science, Conceptual Chemistry and Conceptual Physics.



Jackie graduated from Fairmont State University with a B.A. in Theatre and Secondary Education with specializations in English and Oral Communications. She is also employed with FirstEnergy. Jackie has a passion for dance and has worked with local dance studios, dance teams and has choreographed for local theatre productions, as well. Jackie lives in Fairmont, WV with her husband and two children.
Jackie teaches English 3, English 11, Business English, Speech.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from the University of Alabama, AL. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Library Science. She is passionate about teaching students how to research and find answers.  Jennifer grew up on a farm where she learned to operate a skid steer loader.
Jennifer teaches English 9 and English 9 Honors.


Jessie is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education and a graduate of West Virginia University with a M.A. in Higher Education Administration. She is currently finishing work on her doctorate in Higher Education Administration at WVU. Jessie lives in West Virginia and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her children and family.  Jessie teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.


Jessie N.
Jessie has M.A.T. from  NOVA Southeastern University. She has been teaching science for 13 years.  Jessie lives in Florida and enjoys boating, garage sales and volunteering at the Florida Oceanographic Society. She and her family love to go exploring and camping in their RV. Jessie is also a backyard beekeeper.
Jessie N. teaches Biology and Environmental Science.



Joe has a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Science Education from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC and a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. Joe lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his two children, and also teaches Science at SC Whitmore School. Joe enjoys reading and spending time with his children.
Joe teaches Physical Science, Physics and Biology.

Lindsey holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education Mathematics both from West Virginia University. She is originally from PA but now resides in Bridgeport, WV. Lindsey taught math at a couple local high schools after graduating, but now works full-time as a math instructor and as the Assistant Coordinator of Math Support at Fairmont State University. One of her passions is working with students to develop effective study skills and a good work ethic in order for them to be successful in (and enjoy) their math classes. When Lindsey is not teaching, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, Crossfit, and all things DIY. Lindsey teaches Algebra 2 CP, Algebra 1, and Geometry.

Maggie has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University, AR. She is married and lives in Columbia, SC with her husband who is completing law school. Maggie teaches English at Lexington High School as well as Whitmore School.
Maggie teaches English 9, English 9 Honors and English 10.


Misty has a bachelor of arts in English from Fairmont State University and spent several years as a journalist and editor. She is currently earning her master’s in special education and is a classroom teacher in West Virginia. Misty is an avid reader and artist and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in their home among the hills.
Misty teaches English 9 and English 11 Honors.



Mark has a Master’s of Analytical Chemistry from WVU. He is a senior lecturer of Chemistry at WVU, and has reviewed and edited text books used at the college level. He resides in Morgantown with his wife and two children.
Mark teaches Chemistry.


Mary graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a MA in Political Science. She loves to travel and has been to more than 30 countries and lived in three (Moldova, United Kingdom, and Slovakia). She is a former Peace Corps volunteer and speaks fluent Romanian. Mary currently lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband.
Mary teaches US Government and World History.


Melissa H.
Melissa earned an M.A. in English from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina in 2015.  Formerly, she worked as a chef and an international flight attendant.  Even more than cuisine and travel, however, her true passion is literary studies. She and her husband are also parents to a darling baby girl and an orange striped cat.
Melissa teaches English 11 and English 10 Honors.



Pamela graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences from West Virginia University. She currently teaches perinatal education classes to the community through West Virginia University Hospitals. She has home schooled her two children for almost 13 years. Pamela enjoys spending time with her children, dinners with her five sisters, and hiking with her Australian cattle dog.
Pam teaches Anatomy and Physiology, Algebra 1, Health and Practical Math.


Queen holds a Masters Degree from American Military University, WV and so she is an experienced online learner. She has taught English and Social Studies in the United Arab Emirates, Columbia, Egypt and the USA. She is married and has a 6 year old son. She currently lives in the UAE with her son, while her husband lives in Ohio.
Queen teaches American Government, World History, English 10 and English 12 Honors.



Stan received his B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. An avid musician who composes and performs, Stan enjoys friends, family and fun in his hometown of Morgantown, WV.
Stan F. teaches our Stress Management, Art History and Music Appreciation.


Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Ohio University. She has taught in a Montessori school where she focused on individualized learning with young learners. Stephanie is the mom of Callum, a sophomore at Whitmore she is also one of our Whitmore Bloggers. Be prepared for a good laugh when you read her blogs as she shares her personal experience as a parent of a  virtual student.
Stephanie teaches Stress Management, US History and World Geography.


Daisy is a 9 lb Maltipoo and is our school mascot. She attends meetings and graduations. She loves Melissa because she always has a drawer full of treats.

Meet Daisy by attending Coffee with the Principal.



Meet Our Bloggers


Alina, Admissions Assistant, Marketing Specialist and Graduate
Alina is a graduate of CompuHigh / Whitmore School! She writes from her own personal experiences at Whitmore. Alina lives in South Carolina with her son.


Cindy, Parent
Cindy is Ryan’s mom, a 2017 graduate of Whitmore School.  Dealing with medical issues made Whitmore School the perfect solution for Ryan. Cindy writes about the finding the right school for your unique child’s needs.




Ellen, Principal and Parent
Ellen is Alina’s mom, a 2009 graduate of Whitmore School. She has been a classroom teacher and online teacher and a principal. She shares first hand stories of successes and challenges from the parent perspective.


Kerim, Current Student
I live in Illinois and I enrolled in Whitmore School my freshman year. I chose Whitmore because they allowed be to take responsibility for my education. My goal was to graduate early and I achieved it this spring!



Maddie, Current Student
I have been doing online school with Whitmore for almost four years now. As a full-time gymnast who practices 20 hours a week, Whitmore allows me to keep up with my busy gymnastics schedule and get a personalized education at the same time. Through Whitmore, I have discovered my passion for writing and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!


Maggie, English Teacher
Maggie teachers English and brings so much enthusiasm to her courses and students; as you will see in her Blogs.  She loves seeing her students grow ans achieve academic success. When her students have that Ah Ha moment she does the dance of joy!



Rachel, Counselor
Rachel’s Blogs are all about being a successful online student. She offers great TIPs on getting started and staying focused.



Stephanie, Parent and Teacher
Stephanie is Cal’s and Parker’s mom, both students at Whitmore School. Cal is an early high school students who started at Whitmore when he was 12. Parker likes the flexibility of doing her school work whenever she wants to.  Stephanie offers some great advice to other parents who are looking for a school solution.




Steve, Business Manager and Parent
Steve is Alina’s dad. He brings a wealth of ideas about payment plans and discounted tuition to help parents find ways to pay for private online schooling.


From the Blog

How Can I Help My Child Succeed in High School?

July 24th, 2019 in , , ,

Written by Steve R.

Steve, a parent of Whitmore School graduate, Alina, discusses why online high school was the best choice for Alina. Mastery learning, and a flexible schedule made all the difference in her success. Whitmore encourages students to take charge of their own education. Students work one-to-one with their teachers on every lesson.

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3 Great Ways to Take Advantage of Online School This Summer

June 19th, 2019 in , ,

Written by Ellen R.

Online schools offer a great solution to students who need to make up lost credits or want to accelerate their graduation. Many online schools offer the flexibility of working at a pace best suited for the student, and students can complete their school work any time of day. Check out Whitmore School for information on taking online courses.

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Convenient. Flexible. Interactive.