Eileen created the Home2Teach program while she was home schooling her two youngest children, creating lessons for them and a few students in a small co-op in which she was involved. She is passionate about ensuring children develop and apply strong written communication skills from the time they are young because they cannot succeed in any subject without such skills. Eileen’s degree is in Early Childhood Education, which included extensive English courses. Eileen lives in northern California with her husband and family. She takes great pride in her four remarkable children and three grandchildren, two of whom she now helps her oldest daughter home school. Her two oldest daughters are talented artists in various media. Her youngest daughter (who was home schooled until high school) is now in a PhD program in Human Genetics, and her son (who was also home schooled until high school) has completed his degree in finance and Economics.
Becky lives in scenic Harpers Ferry, WV with her husband and daughter. She graduated from Flagler College in historic St. Augustine, Florida with a degree in English Education. For twelve years, she taught 6th through 12th grade, including gifted, SAT Preparation, and AP Literature. Since 2009, Becky has been blessed to stay home with her daughter, coordinate a mom’s group, and volunteer with her local homeless coalition. She loves to hike along the Shenandoah River, travel with her family, and curl up with a great novel.
Brooksie graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in teaching. During her studies and work in the classroom, she focused on nurturing students in expressing themselves through the written word. She now resides with her husband in Lynchburg, Virginia. In her free time, she loves to read fantastic books, spend time with her amazing family, volunteer with local organizations, and hang out with her dog and cat.
Heather’s love of children began with her first babysitting job, and she always knew that someday she would become a teacher. She home schooled both of her children up until 2011, and has been with Home2Teach since March of 2010. She loves to travel, spend time outdoors, and if she finds herself with free time, she can be found in a corner with a good book.
Jenn has been teaching for Home2Teach since January of 2010. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies PK-8 from Western Governors University in 2008 and has been teaching and tutoring since then. She is married and has three busy boys. An elementary school teacher by profession, she has made the choice to be a stay-at-home mom for her family. She lives in blustery Wisconsin where she enjoys swimming, reading historical fiction, and studying Spanish. Mission work is an important part of her life, and she has done work in Haiti, Mexico, and hopefully next summer, Jamaica.
Kathy has been teaching at Home2Teach since January 2009. In 2010, she graduated from Western Washington University with an Interdisciplinary Degree in Holistic and Arts-Integrated Education. She also studied creative writing extensively, and has loved working with students to expand their own creativity and spark their imaginations. Kathy now lives in Northwest Washington state with her family.
Kimberly Bonk began teaching at the college level while she was a graduate student at California State University, Chico. She then moved to the Silicon Valley in California where she received her teaching credential and taught high school English to freshmen and seniors. She is married with two young daughters, and has been teaching for Home2Teach since October, 2010.
Lauren graduated from Western Washington University with a self-designed BA entitled “Women’s Empowerment: Social and Legal Perspectives” and has been teaching with Home2Teach since July 2009. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington where she enjoys laughing, reading a good book, and playing with her dog, Dizzy. After a backpacking trip through Europe, she fell in love with traveling and plans to do much more of it in the future.
Tara earned a Bachelors Degree in Dietetics with a minor in Spanish from Colorado State University and later earned a Masters in Secondary Education. She taught at various private and public middle schools as well as the Community College of Denver. She now lives in California due to her husband’s Army career and is a stay-at-home mom to their toddler son. She works from home as a health and wellness author and editor of a young adult sci-fi series and other novels. She loves to travel and enjoys swimming, hiking, and skiing.
Whitney is a single mother who home schooled her three children until the fall of 2011. She has been teaching for Home2Teach since October, 2011. In addition, she stays busy as a freelance writer and graduate student, and is also active in animal welfare and social justice issues. Whitney lives in rural Colorado with her children, cats, and dogs.
Zach graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in English, and from Trinity College Dublin with a master’s degree in Creative Writing. In between, he helped lead a Shakespeare class for home schoolers and taught in a German high school. Now he lives in Durango, Colorado, where he spends all his spare time writing stories and cycling over mountains.