I grew up as an ony child but my parents did a great job making sure I always had plenty of cousins and neighbors to play with. My favorite game was school, and I always wanted to be the teacher. While in graduate school pursuing a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Florida, I taught in several public schools. During this time, I learned that teaching in a large, typical classroom setting was not for me. Instead, I want to work at one of the largest museums in the southeast, first as a teacher and then as the head of the children’s education department. It was also while working at the musuem that I first heard of homeschooling. From the moment I read about this method of teaching children at home, I knew that I had found my true calling. So much so, that when I met my future husband, I questioned him about his opinions about homeschooling before considering marrying him. Some years later, I finally got to begin when my oldest child started kindergarten. Through him and his siblings, I came to know, and teach at, several wonderful homeschool academies and co-ops. Later, when my work with my own children was done, I continued to teach at co-ops and even serve on the board of one. Covid interupted my plans to continue teaching with the co-op but God has opened the door for me to minister to more children and families than I ever thought possible through Luma Learn.
I am blessed to have grown up in a Christian home and have only very rarely, and during then during times of illness, missed two Sundays in a row of church. I committed my life to Christ and was baptized when I was nine years old. I was raised Baptist, which gave me a tremendous understanding of the fullness and teachings for Scripture. While I am no longer a member of that denomination, I remain committed to being in a Bible believing and practicing church. Except for the years before I had children, I have always taught in Christian schools and Homeschool Co-operatives.
I love, and would love to teach classes related to:
I also enjoy reading historic non-fiction and mysteries, especially those written by my husband.