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.
Amanda graduated from Franklin University with a BS in Accounting and worked as a freelance writer for 4 years. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and 3 children and is a stay-at-home mom. She homeschools their teenage son and enjoys being an active participant in his education. All of her children have special needs, so Amanda has experience with both developmental and physical disabilities.
Belinda graduated from Medaille College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications. She is an avid writer and reader. Belinda plays an active role in her children’s education inside and outside the classroom. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. You can often find her either in the kitchen baking or sprawled out in the living room with her nose in a book.
Devon graduated with a B.A. in English from Thomas Edison State College, focusing on literature analysis and creative writing. She is a lover of words for their ability to communicate truth. With a passion for critical and creative thinking, she enjoys being around the imaginative curiosity of children. Devon has tutored English students, currently teaches piano, and is excited to add Home2teach to her teaching experience.
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.
Kelly graduated from Washington State University in 2013 with a degree in journalism and political science. After working as a reporter in the Seattle-area for two years, Kelly transitioned into the marketing industry, only to discover her true passion – working with students. When her husband’s job took them to Western Oregon University, Kelly decided to go back to school to obtain her Masters in Teaching, only to find out she was expecting! Kelly made the tough decision to put her teaching degree on hold, and began substitute teaching and assisting students with their writing as an alternative route. She now lives in Mill Creek, Washington with her husband and 8-month-old daughter, Kinley Grace. Kelly truly believes that inspiration and encouragement are the keys to unlocking writing potential, and she hopes to positively impact her students’ lives, both inside and outside of the classroom.
After acquiring a teaching degree and Master’s in Educational Technology, I taught elementary school for several years. Then my husband and I chose to school our own four children at home. What a fantastic journey that has been! I look forward to continuing to teach children and supporting the parents who home school. I enjoy hiking, running, time at the beach, and caring for my two cats.
Krista has a bachelor’s degree in English from Roosevelt University and earned her elementary teacher certification with an endorsement in language arts from Northeastern Illinois University. She loves helping students develop a passion for reading and writing. Krista loves spending time with her family, reading, writing (especially short fiction and poetry), animals, and sewing. She is a stay-at-home mom who lives in the Chicago area with her husband, their young daughter, and two cats. Krista is very excited to join the Home2Teach team.
Mariah graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology, with a focus in linguistics and education. Before college, she was a full-time home schooler and completed several courses through Home2Teach during that time. When not hunched over her laptop writing, she loves cooking, hiking, aerial silks classes, and reading anything she can get her hands on. She is passionate about the power of the written word and helping students find their voices through writing, and is very excited to return to Home2Teach as a teacher.
Megan graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a minor in English. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and infant son. She enjoys writing and finds joy in beautiful sentences and a perfect essay. She hopes to homeschool her children in the future and is glad to share her love of writing with the students at Home2Teach.
Stephanie graduated from Austin Peay State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a minor in English. She has spent many years in traditional classrooms, and she has found a sincere love of teaching. For the past two years, she has been working as an online freelance writer, as well as an online tutor for subjects such as writing, literature, child development, and statistics. When Stephanie isn’t busy teaching, she enjoys browsing through used book stores, hiking, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Stephanie currently lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter.
Stephanie was homeschooled for her entire early education and is a former student of Home2Teach. Today, she is a student at a local university in Michigan and is majoring in professional and technical writing. In addition, she enjoys teaching and tutoring other students and kids in virtually all subjects. Her favorite kinds of writing are creative writing and poetry, and some of her favorite pastimes are reading, baking, and going for walks.