Stephanie lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with her husband Joe and two children, Katheryn age 12 and Joey age 8. They have been married for 13 years. She worked in the social work field for 14 years and after much prayer decided to come home and homeschool our kiddos. Katheryn was in 5th grade when they started to homeschool and Joey was in 1st. Together they have seen them really flourish since bringing them home about a year and a half ago. Stephanie is grateful for the opportunities that homeschooling has provided her family. She loves getting to spend time with family and she also enjoys reading and is always up for a game of trivial pursuit!
Crew Social Media Manager
Kristen is a housewife and mother to a teen stepson and two younger children. She is a certified social studies teacher and has worked as a volunteer at a National Park site, in the education department of a metropolitan zoo, and as a high school history teacher. Kristen has maintained a blog where she relates her family’s learning experiences at A Mom’s Quest to Teach. A Mom’s Quest to Teach is a regular column covering elements of teaching and learning (with an eye towards homeschooling), parenting, crafting, and all of the discoveries, joys, and daily roller coaster rides that occur while being a mom.
Crew Blog Manager
Chareen is a South African born, Kiwi living in beautiful Victoria Australia with her Zoo Keeper husband of 28 years Paul and their three Children. Two have graduated and she is currently home educating her youngest son through the highschool years using a Charlotte Mason / Delight Directed approach. Chareen has been home educating for 20 years and is passionate about supporting and encouraging homeschool Mom’s on their journey. She is an avid lover of good books and great read alouds and enjoys scrapbooking, card making and the Word of the Lord. Chareen blogs about her journey as a Wife, Mother, Homeschooler, Daughter and Friend over at Every Bed of Roses. She has been part of the Crew since 2013.
Crew Assistant/Recruitment Manager
Charlotte lives in Northern California with her best friend, who also happens to be her husband of 24 years. As a second generation homeschooler, teaching their four children has been a main part of her life. Her son and two daughters have graduated from high school and have moved on to college and beyond, so she is enjoying the one-on-one time with her youngest daughter, who is in middle school. When not schooling she is busy with 4-H lambs and goats, reading, cooking and spending time with her family and church. You can find Charlotte’s blog at Joyful Hearts and Faces.
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Tess had planned to balance a semi-professional career in theatre with being a wife and mother. God had other plans. She and her husband John have been married for 25 years and have four amazing daughters. She was first introduced to the idea of home education when her oldest daughter was a mere 14 months old. Three of her daughters have graduated their home school but Tess continues to home educate her medically fragile, special needs, miracle girl. Tess joined the crew in June 2010 as it began its 3rd year. She lives in wet, rainy, but beautiful western Washington with her family. You can find Tess blogging at: Circling Through This Life.