I am a homeschooling mom of two girls. My older daughter has been homeschooled since kindergarten, and my younger was homeschooled in the past, but is now doing cyber school. I graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) with a B.S. in chemistry and a secondary education teaching certificate in chemistry, physics, and physical science. My first teaching job was in Idyllwild, CA, as an instructor of physical science classes and activities at AstroCamp. I learned more about teaching science there than I did student teaching in college!
Following that, I returned to the East Coast, where I grew up, and taught all the science classes (elementary to high school) for a homeschool co-op, for several years. When my husband and I moved to a different area, I began teaching at a private, traditional school where I taught introductory and honors-level courses in biology, chemistry, physics and physical science. I left classroom teaching when our first daughter was born, but privately tutored several local homeschool students through their high school science courses for a few years before stopping to homeschool my own kids.
Now that my oldest is in high school, I have been teaching a live honors chemistry and honors physics class in my home for a small group of local homeschool students. This Luma Learn chemistry course is modeled on the chemistry class I have recently developed and taught to those students.
In addition to science teaching, I have had the privilege of working for 18 years as the Girls’ Camp program director at a Christian, residential summer camp in southeastern Pennsylvania. While I’m no longer able to devote my summer to camp, my husband and I remain involved there as we have opportunity.
Note: As a new Luma Learn teacher I have no reviews, so you may email me to request contact information for one of the parents of my current students who have agreed to provide a reference.