Alexine Fink, Founder / Director
Alexine Fink is a motivated homeschooling mother of two active boys. After relocating to Murfreesboro in January 2015 she started Murfreesboro Homeschoolers Cooperative & Tutorial to bring new resources and exceptional educational opportunities to the homeschooling community. Alexine attended alternative high school in Seattle, Washington which is where much of her inspiration for MHS was born. She completed her BA in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2007 and worked in marketing until 2012 when her youngest son began to walk. For leisure she enjoys traveling, exploring Tennessee's natural beauty, coaching recreational soccer at Murfreesboro Soccer Club and organic gardening in her own backyard micro-farm. Alexine’s passion for children, education, and community are the inspiration behind the countless hours of organizing and facilitating MHS.
Jeanette Angell, Assistant Director
Jeanette Angell is a multiple business owner and homeschooling mom to two daughters. The Angell family relocated to Tennessee in 2016 after living in Colorado and California. Jeanette completely understands what it's like to move to an area and not know anyone, while building a new homeschooling network. She holds a degree in Residential Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is a top producing realtor with eXp Realty. She is also an internationally certified olive oil judge and a consummate entrepreneur. Jeanette’s passions include traveling the world, being an artist, reading, history, all things in nature, gardening, and holistic/alternative healing. Jeanette lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, Matt, their two girls, and two chocolate labs.
Sarah Summar, Board Member
Sarah Summar is a composer, violinist, and music educator based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She holds a BMus in violin performance from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in music composition from the University of North Texas. Having over 20 years of teaching experience, she has taught a range of musical subjects including string technique, sight singing, composition, and music theory. Her teaching style is most strongly influenced by her studies with Bretislav Novotny of the Prague string quartet and the “Discover, Drill, Create” approach of The Walden School. Whether working with a 5-year-old violin student or a class of college music majors, Dr. Summar places a particular emphasis on the development of creativity and a collaborative spirit among her students. Dr. Summar lives in Murfreesboro with her husband who loves comic books and her toddler son who loves airplanes.