luma learn online course Latin teacher Stephanie Eagleson
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Teaching Experience

    5 Years

Field Experience

    15 Years

Hi! I am a mother of 3, wife to a wonderful husband, and a terribly curious person. I love to know why people think the way they do, what inspired a piece of art, what propelled the development and eventual collapse of an ancient civilization, why some words and phrases ring in my ears long after they are said, and many other things.

I especially love online learning: as the oldest of seven homeschooled children, I took classes from experts on the other end of a dial-up connection all through high school in the late 90s. After I received my B.A. in English, Music, and Classical Studies from Hanover College, I spent a year tutoring writing online before switching to a brick-and-mortar classroom to teach 4th-6th grade Latin and 11th-grade Medieval History at Regent Preparatory School of Oklahoma. It was a marvelous experience, but I found I preferred the flexibility of working from my laptop.

I next signed on with The Potter’s School, where my mother had worked before me, and taught English writing, composition, and grammar for four years. During that time I met my husband, married, and give birth to my first son. Parenting a newborn became my top priority, so I resigned from teaching for a few years. I’ve since had two more children and begun homeschooling my oldest. Eventually, I felt ready to resume teaching once more, this time with Luma Learn.

We attend an Evangelical Free church in our community, where we are involved in a handful of ministries: music team, new mothers meals team, etc. Aside from that, I volunteer with a number of groups that work to protect the abused and marginalized. We live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a locale with vibrant culture and deep history, and we love taking our children out to explore it as we train them up to be the hands and feet of Christ.

For more about my interest and expertise in ancient Latin–the language of another vibrant history and culture!–watch the video below:

Despite growing up in a religious home, I did not understand the beauty and joy of grace through Jesus Christ for most of my life. I behaved very well and could argue theology all night long, but I was always afraid of disappointing God and being rejected by him. Very gradually, through the kindness of new friends in college and some key mentoring, I learned what a personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit looks and feels like.

Since that time, I’ve worked to invest in a local church wherever I am and cultivate relationships with the rest of the body of Christ. I’ve come to believe that a great deal of God’s practical work in us comes through the agency of his body–our brothers and sisters in Christ whom we let into our lives so that they might walk with us and we with them, drawing us all closer to the heart of Jesus.

I really began to experience grace on a deep level after marrying my long-suffering husband. We’ve been married for almost 8 years, and my spiritual growth during that time has been enormous. I also have a wonderful mentor in my pastor’s wife and have experienced deep healing through professional counseling. I am excited and hopeful about what God is up to in my heart these days, and I am finding more and more that even in the hardships, and even in my failures, Jesus is always working to bring about my good and his glory.

I enjoy writing, singing, baking and cooking, reading, gardening, canning, and playing video games. And, being the introvert I am, I thrive on in-depth conversations over complicated, creative topics with close friends.

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