Co-founder & Chair
Angela McKee co-founded ArchwayOnline in June 2020, but this was not its beginning. ArchwayOnline began as a pilot program under sister school, HomeLife Academy, where she currently still serves. Angela has a background in Business Administration, Finance, and Management and is founder of our charitable arm, the Homeschool C.A.R.E. Foundation. Angela has 4 girls and a husband of 25 years. All of her girls have been homeschooled. Two have graduated and two are still in school. Angela is committed to improving ArchwayOnline and finding ways to help build relationships, motivate students, and support parents in their journey.
Co-founder & President
Lynn Knowlton co-founded ArchwayOnline in June 2020 together with Angela McKee. Archway began and was cultivated since 2015 with much success by Lynn. She was the director of Archway since its inception under HomeLife Academy in 2015 until she became the President in 2023. Lynn has a Masters in Education and has devoted her life to helping families home educate their children. She has been serving as a director of academics and counseling for 20 years. Lynn has a wonderful husband and two children who were both homeschool graduates. They are both now college graduates in successful careers and married with children.
Michelle Andres began with Archway in March of 2020 as a counselor and success coach. She transitioned to ArchwayOnline serving as Counselor, Coach, and now Program Director. Michelle homeschooled all three of her adult children who graduated from HLA. She has a background in education as a certified teacher and education specialist. Michelle has a wonderful husband, three children, two son-in-law’s, and a dog named Rosy. She has a desire to help families be successful on their homeschool journey by focusing on support for parents and how they can motivate their students toward success.
Dr. Rachel Gramann
Director of Online Program Development
Rachel Gramann has been with Archway since October 2022. She has two boys and two girls, all who are being homeschooled. Rachel was a homeschool graduate herself which gave her the tools she needed to go on to be successful in college, earning four separate degrees. In addition to her four children, she has a great husband of over 16 years, and three dogs. Rachel is passionate about lifelong learning and is driven to help students build a desire for knowledge through ArchwayOnline.
Academic Advisor: Grades 6-12
Casey Dunbar joined the ArchwayOnline family in August 2022. She attended Lee University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling. Casey stays busy homeschooling her four wonderful children. She finds so much joy helping ArchwayOnline families!
Carrie joined ArchwayOnline in June of 2022. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis and enjoyed many years as a classroom teacher before transitioning into life as a homeschool mom. Carrie has been married for 18 years and has a daughter who will graduate from Homelife Academy in 2024. Carrie loves to talk to families about the journey of homeschool life.
Engagement Specialist & Records
Lili joined the ArchwayOnline family in August of 2023. She got her start in media & design while volunteering with her town’s community theatre organization, and has continued to build upon her passion for digital communications ever since. Lili dedicates much of her spare time to engaging with the many exciting events, organizations, and people in her local community. She is excited to be able to create opportunities for engagement within the AO community as well!
Account Specialist: Admissions, Billing, and Records & Enrollment Specialist
Beth Zirkle has been with ArchwayOnline since August 2021. Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a Minor in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University. Beth has been married to her husband for 21 years and is blessed to have 3 beautiful boys that she homeschools herself. Beth loves the flexibility and freedom that homeschooling has to offer! Beth hopes to be able to help your family with your homeschooling needs just like she does her own!
Instructor, Teacher Training, Course Development
Brittany Knowlton joined ArchwayOnline in October of 2022. She attended Evangel University where she got her B.S. in Mathematics Education and attended Emporia State University where she got her Master’s in Mathematics. She enjoyed 3 years in the high school classroom before transitioning to online teaching and curriculum development. Brittany has been married to her husband since 2017 and is blessed with a toddler boy. She is passionate about helping ArchwayOnline students grow in their math understanding.
Kristen is passionate about helping ArchwayOnline students and parents succeed. She encourages students and builds connections between teachers and students to ensure that student goals are being met.
Ben is passionate about helping ArchwayOnline students and parents succeed. He encourages students and builds connections between teachers and students to ensure that student goals are being met.