I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Respiratory Care and worked my way up to management of the Cardiopulmonary Department at my local hospital. I taught college classes at my alma mater. Six years later I decided to obtain a teaching certificate through Western Governor's University in Utah (http://www.wgu.edu/). I quit my job and taught (having my Bachelor's degree already qualified me to teach full-time) as a substitute and later a full-time science teacher at a small country public school. I loved teaching there! The teachers were hard-working, friendly and caring group and the students were wonderful; I helped to start FCA and was the faculty vice-president. Several years later I wanted to teach at my own children's school, so I applied and began. I wanted to spend more time with them and simplify my morning and evening routines... I taught there for two years. I was a teacher of science (in all grades) and facilitator for higher level math.
I then realized I was still working all day (very hard) for other people's children, and my children were spending the majority of their day with someone else. I borrowed a book from a friend who homeschooled and fell in love with the concepts and the fun ideas that I could do with MY four children! I began researching and decided to go for it.
My friend encouraged me to begin, but cautioned me about how stressful it could become. I joined two groups and then decided I wanted to help others be encouraged to begin this journey as well. I started "HOMESCHOOLING CONSULTATION SERVICES" where I would personally and professionally encourage and evaluate homes for homeschooling. See my website for these services at the following web address: http://www.homeschoolingconsultation.com/
I am a test administrator for IOWA and Stanford Achievement Tests for
Christian Home Educators of
West Virginia (CHEWV): http://www.chewv.org/.
I am also available to test your child privately through Bob Jones. Contact me first to verify my availability. $55