Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency

Jennifer Wheeler


Jennifer Wheeler is an avid book reader and lover of all things literature, writing, and music.  As an English Education Major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jen added a love of teaching to her love of literature. After receiving a B.S. in English Education from IUP, Jen taught for several years in the Fairfax County Public School System where she instructed 10th and 11th grade students in English and Language Arts.  During that time, she also served as a curriculum developer and testing coordinator for her team.

Jen and her husband John married in 2006 and were blessed a year later with a beautiful daughter. They have been homeschooling their four children since their oldest, Katie, entered Kindergarten in 2011.

Jen is very interested in various homeschooling philosophies and methods.  She is a book and curriculum junkie, and in her “spare time,” she loves to read, knit, spin, make music, and go on adventures.  She plays piano, organ and viola, and enjoys participating in Opus 2 Orchestra, a community orchestra for youth and adults.

In 2020 Jen took a position as Middle School English Teacher at an Ensign Peak Academy, which reignited her desire to teach and create solid instructional materials.  As a result, she pursued a Master's Degree in Technology for Online Education and Instructional Design at Slippery Rock University, graduating in December of 2021 with her M. Ed.  During the time she was completing her degree, Jen was promoted to Director of Elementary Education at Ensign Peak Academy.  A position which she held for two years, until family circumstances necessitated that she step back.   

Jen truly finds joy in learning and adventuring wherever the life leads her.  Her primary goals as an evaluator and mentor are to encourage students to love learning and help parents find the support and resources they need to be successful.

Jen lives just east of Pittsburgh and is happy to do evaluations in her home or online.  If another location would be preferred, please make arrangements in advance.


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