As with many homeschooling moms, Janice has worn various related hats – coordinator of a new-to-homeschooling support group; educational consultant for Westbridge Academy; administrator of Peoria Co-operative Academy; exhibit hall coordinator for the local home school convention. She has a B.A. from Phillips University and a M.Ed. from Idaho State University. Before her homeschooling career, she worked for several years in student personnel administration at three different universities.
With over 25 years in education, Donna Krahn comes with classroom experience. She has been married to Gary Krahn for almost 30 years and is the mom of Steve and Suzy. During her time in the classroom, she has taught at a variety of levels and subjects, from preschool to high school. Over the years she has volunteered in many capacities, been a junior high and high school youth sponsor in her church, and tutored students who needed a little extra help. She has organized science fairs and workshops, and has judged spelling bees and speech contests for ACSI. Donna has a bachelor’s degree in Christian education and a second bachelor’s degree with a concentration in early childhood education, both from Lincoln Christian College.
Deanne’s homeschooling journey began in 1997 after removing her oldest child from public school. Eclectic in her approach, she prefered to pick and choose what she feels will work best for her children and is a self proclaimed “curriculum junkie.” Deanne and her family have included service as a core part of the children’s education. They have served on the local homeschool convention committee, with Deanne acting as the Speaker Coordinator for the past 9 years. She and her husband, Manuel, have also served on the board of directors for their local homeschool group for 7 years.
Sara taught high school French in Peoria and Decatur, Illinois, including the International Baccalaureate and AP programs. Her experience in the public school system has been useful to homeschoolers at times. She is quite interested in helping homeschoolers incorporate foreign language at all age levels. Sara is very creative and has a knack for coming up with creative teaching ideas for parents. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in French and Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree from St. Xavier University of Chicago in Curriculum.
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Gina has been homeschooling for 10 years. She has had the opportunity to start a homeschooling group as well as advise and talk with many families interested in homeschooling in her area. Having used many different types of curriculum, she is familiar with different approaches and learning styles. Traveling to homeschool conventions for eight years with her family has given her the opportunity to meet many other homeschooling families.
A veteran home schooler, Ruth T. has educated four children from Kindergarten through high school graduation. A lover of great books and effective communication, she graduated from Truman State University in MO with undergraduate and Master’s degrees in English. Her background includes teaching English to college freshman, non-native speakers and wielding a red pen with flourish.
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Rachel Edgell felt unchallenged at her small, rural public high school so she took her education into her own hands. After much independent preparation and research, she gained admission to Princeton University. Rachel’s passion for education continued throughout college and led her to spend a summer teaching English in an Indian slum and a semester conducting anthropological research in an urban school in New Jersey. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in June of 2013, she joined Rainbow Resource Center’s marketing team as the Social Media Manager.