High Scholars Faculty

Mr. Chris Bonner teaches English for both Year One and Year Two BHS students.  This will be his forth year with the BHS program.  Students appreciate his detailed feedback and composition help.  Mr. Bonner’s winsome personality and keen insights make the Quad discussion time invaluable!  Chris is a homeschool graduate, Belhaven University alum, and most recently a new father.
Rose Mary Foncree Mrs. Rose Mary Foncree helped to develop the English part of the High Scholars Curriculum.  Students will see her in many of the video lectures.  She teaches a full load at the Belhaven University Jackson campus where she is a favorite teacher.  She always has time for everyone in spite of her busy schedule.
Nancy Lee Mrs. Nancy Lee helped to develop the history portion of the High Scholars program and has taught both year one and year two BHS classes.  Students enjoy lively discussions with Mrs. Lee on the Quad!  Her positive energy and enthusiasm has students cheering for the accomplishments of Western Civilization and challenges them to “make God’s name great” in their own lives.  Mrs. Lee is the mother of four and grandmother of 15.  She has been involved with the home school community on many levels.
Mrs. Anna Pair joined the BHS team in fall of 2014.  She is well prepared to teach History and Worldview with a master's degree from Auburn, where she did her undergraduate research on William Wilberforce and expanded that work to focus on the networks and relationships of the British Evangelicals who surrounded John Newton for her master's thesis.  As the second oldest in a homeschool family of nine children, Anna has developed a love for rich discussion and for teaching young people.
Kim Priesmeyer Dr. Kim Priesmeyer helped to develop the BHS English material and teaches several sections each year. She has 25 years of teaching experience at both the high school and college levels. She is currently a full time faculty member on the Belhaven Houston Campus. Her composition instruction and feedback is invaluable to the development of strong writing skills. Dr. Priesmeyer is the mother of two teenage daughters.
Randall Smith Dr. Randy Smith is the Year One Fall Semester literature lecturer.  Students enjoy the warmth and instruction he gives to these videos.  Dr. Smith teaches full time on the Jackson campus and is the developer and Chair of our Creative Writing Program.
Nate Theisen Mr. Nate Theisen developed the Culture and Art Appreciation portion of the High Scholars program and he typically teaches several of the High Scholars sections each year. His art analysis video lectures are the highlight of the week for many students. Mr. Theisen is a full time faculty member on the Jackson campus and a homeschool dad of two.
Jon Tyson Mr. Jon Micah Tyson, assistant professor of art, teaches Perspectives, Intro. to Animation, Honors M.O.S.A.I.C., and Art Appreciation. Jon Micah also teaches Culture in the High Scholars program. He holds a BS from Mississippi College with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking, and an MED from Mississippi College in Art Education. He previously taught art, along with core subjects, in elementary and secondary education. He currently works with local and global video game studios in the roles of art direction consultant, concept artist, character artist, and animation.