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​For more information on our remarkable program, contact the Partnership Director here 

(no business solicitation emails please).

The Partnership is staffed by former and  actively homeschooling parents.  We are traveling this road with you!  We do not have an office on the school campus, but we do have a mailbox in the Central Office where you may drop off paperwork.

​What are the Partnership office hours?

Our staff does not have an office on campus, but we do have an inbox at the Central Office (STEM/Central building) on campus.  Our hours are the same as Central Office, M-F, 8-4:30, following the school calendar.   We are best reached via email and we do our best to return messages in a timely manner. 

The Central Office is staffed and open from approx. 8:00 until 4:30 M-F. 
The BS public school staff is very friendly, but may not always know the daily details of Partnership classes and activities, therefore you must contact us with your questions and concerns.

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Meet the Staff

Sharon Haynes, Program Director

Sharon Haynes has been the Program Director of the Berrien Springs Parent Partnership since 2010 and on staff since its inception.  After a career as an Occupational Therapist, she was an active homeschool parent for 9 years and deeply involved in area homeschool networks.  Sharon believes that student-driven, experiential learning and utilizing diverse community resources are key to a relevant, well-rounded education.   If you have questions regarding the program, registration, other programs at BSPS, homeschooling in general, or suggestions for improvements or new ideas, please give her a call.                

Becky Halcombe-Howard, Administrative Assistant and Field Trip Coordinator

Becky is one of our certified mentor teachers and is the go-to person for all paperwork questions and submissions for community music students and teachers. Submit documents or ask her a question at      
Becky is also the Coordinator of all of the amazing field trips we have had over the years.  If those continue in the future, she will be the contact person at the same email address above.

Tina Kohler, Tech and Virtual Programs Assistant

Tina Kohler was a homeschool mom of 17 years, has been an active parent and staff member of the Partnership since 2010, and is our Virtual Learning Coordinator, expertly navigating our sea of programs and helps manage our website.  She has knowledge about all of our classes, from technical issues to passwords.  She can answer just about anything virtual, and keeps track of students' progress/hours in each class.  She'll be glad to help any way she can! The best way to contact her is via email:

Amy Scott, BookShark Manager

Amy Scott is a homeschool mom, certified teacher, one of our mentor teachers, our Project Based Learning Coordinator and BookShark Manager. She welcomes meeting with current and new families looking for the best educational fit for their students.  She can be reached at

Rachel Halcombe, Administrative Assistant

Rachel Halcombe ​has been a valuable member of our organizational team for many years. She handles the invoicing and paperwork for all community resource classes except music.  Ask a question or submit documents at