I am a PA permanently certified educator for both elementary and special education (K-12) with a B.A. in Psychology/Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Special Education. I have over thirty-five years of experience in the field of education, including classroom teaching (preschool,elementary and secondary levels), special education consulting for the Iowa State Department of Education (which included program development, classroom demonstration teaching, teacher training, working directly with school districts to advocate programming for students and direct work with parents) and private tutoring. I have been a support teacher for grades K-4 for the Oak Meadow curriculum, providing guidance to families and students who have chosen that path. I am also registered with PHAA to evaluate for that program and have been doing so since 2009. I have been meeting with families for non special needs and special needs evaluations since 2000, as well as providing program approvals for identified special needs students.
Our family began our homeschooling journey in early 2000 and we are still "at it". My eldest child was homeschooled through high school, following the PHAA diploma program for the high school years and my daughter is now beginning that part of the journey. I usually meet with families in my home in Havertown, but I do travel on occasion (i.e. if it is not possible or beneficial for a student to leave their home environment, etc.). I am open to and familiar with many different styles of home education and I view our time together as a celebration of the joy of human learning and endeavor. Feel free to contact me with any questions."