The Coolnerds

A real solution to educational chaos.


The Coolnerds are a collaborative of passionate parents, educators, and homeschooled students working in an intimate African and Christ-centered setting designed to help them identify individual abilities then manage them well. 


We are intentional about meeting students where they are to develop them creatively and intellectually.  We help youth graduate successfully and even early then send them into their futures with no debt. 

The commitment of parents, volunteers, community leaders, and business owners, our Coolnerds promotes development of skills needed to create sustainable resources.  

Our educators are committed to our emphasis on small class sizes, focusing on only 5-7 students at a time. Whether you need our agricultural programs, educational consulting, online tutoring, learning tours or support to guide you and your family through the homeschool journey, we are here to serve!


We cannot promise you that it will be easy, but it will be worth it! We will work alongside your family with a spirit of integrity! We are committed to providing and creating every resource possible to provide real solutions to educational chaos. 


Consultations, classes, tours and more!

We offer a genuine listening ear and brief assessment, together with your family and youth to help determine an educational plan that will work if you work the plan! Our ...
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“This homeschool option is top notch! The leadership and educational program are excellent. I have learned so much about the benefits of homeschooling and encourage others to do the same.”

Dayna Darden-Webb, parent



We strive to keep our tribe intentional

Dustin Jones

Dustin is a graduate of SAE in Nashville, TN. He is certified in multiple fields, including audio engineering and IT repair. He loves to record music and listen to jazz when he isn't learning new things. He is the husband of Rachel and a teacher by nature~a relatable role-model for children and young adults. 


Rachel Jones

Rachel is a graduate of the U of M with a B.A. in African and African American Studies then a M.A. in Teaching. She is a passionate educator and visionary, who uses her efforts to develop youth into resourceful, accountable adults.  


It's a family affair!

Dustin and Rachel have dedicated their lives, home, and time to creating a family-centered educational experience that helps nurture others academically and character wise. 


Candous Brown

Candous is a graduate of Christian Brothers University with her B.A. in English Literature then a M.A. in Teaching. She is a highly sought after educator, author, and owner at When Candous is not educating and mentoring the city’s youth and new teachers, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her son. 


Cristiana Bonds

Cristiana is a current student at the U of M pursuing her B.A in mathematics. She loves working with the youth to ensure they are on the path to a proper and helpful education. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her younger siblings. 

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