BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Committed to the Cause

CAROL WILLIAMS

I started getting involved with NNHS in 1999 when I moved here from Colorado. The mission of supporting and encouraging homeschoolers has always been of utmost importance to me. I am an educator at heart and I truly believe homeschooling is the leading edge of education. Although I have taken a couple breaks over the last twenty years, most of that time has been spent serving in various capacities on the board. I have served in every board position wherever the need has been the greatest. I have two daughters, my oldest I homeschooled through 8th grade, and is now at UNR, and my youngest, who is 8, I am currently homeschooling. I live out in Palomino Valley with my husband who just retired from teaching in WCSD, three dogs, a cat, chickens, and a pony. I run a homeschool enrichment center in Sun Valley called Young Explorers. I am looking forward to continuing to serve our amazing homeschool community by joining the board as Chair.

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SHERRY DEROCCO

Treasurer

Hi, I am Sherry DeRocco. I have lived in the area for nearly 17 years. My husband, Alex, and I have two little girls ages 8 and 2. They are my main reason and driving force behind all of my homeschool passion. We are headed into our 3rd year of homeschooling. We started out as "covid" homeschoolers but quickly fell in love with the idea of taking back control of our children's education. I run the Spanish Springs Homeschooling Group and apart from my family, it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life. The group helped me find a passion for leading, so when I got the opportunity to join the board, I happily accepted. I am looking forward to building up our community and ending the stigma around homeschooling. 

  

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AMANDA VANDUSEN

Editor

Hello!  The hubs and I have 6 kids (3bio, 3adopted). We started homeschooling them when our oldest was 13. He is now 28, yikes! Since then, I have also homeschooled my 5 other children and even some bonus kids a couple of years. They have been the best years of my life. Im currently schooling my youngest two 15 and 13 and my granddaughter who is 2. I started the Secular homeschool group here in Northern Nevada and I am looking forward to serving on the board. Im super excited to create a newsletter that will help keep us all connected!

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AMBER POLEVIYUMA

Secretary

Hey there! I’m Amber P! I am married to my Highschool sweetheart who is Native American, and we have 2 boys together. My husband has been here his whole life and I have been here about 18 years (originally from Cali).  We love the outdoors and exploring! The boys have been fishing since they were babies!


Because of our lifestyle, beliefs and way of living I knew I wanted to have control over our kids' education and homeschool. It was just a matter of getting my husband on board. Since covid hit the yr school was starting for us, my husband agreed and trusted my decision. I think for some, homeschool is taboo and an old way of doing things. Which is why I’m here! I want to shed new light to the community and show how amazing it truly is. I’ve never loved doing anything more and am honored to be a part of the board and heading into my 3rd yr of homeschool.

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JAIMIE DANIELS

Director-at-Large

I grew up in Tahoe and have lived in Nevada since going to college at UNR in 2000. I live in Fernley with my two kids, my husband, and our goats, chickens, bunnies, dogs, cats, and fish. I've been homeschooling since the beginning with my kids, who are 12 and 9. I started and run a Homeschool group in Fernley and had previously started and run a Homeschool co-op which is no longer active. I look forward to helping bring our community together again with the NNHS umbrella.

  

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ALICIA HANSEN

Director-at-large

My husband, Michael, and I have been homeschooling our 4 children from the beginning. Our oldest is 8. We have lived in northern Nevada since 2000. We currently live in Carson City. Right now, I work full-time and my husband is home with the kids. I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Math with an emphasis in Statistics. Michael is a diesel mechanic by trade. We have been as active as possible in the homeschool community, organizing a Science Fair the last two years. We also lead a 4-H Cloverbuds Club for 5-8 year olds. Additionally, I have served in various positions for many years on the Board of the Nevada Chapter of the American Statistical Association, currently serving as President.

  

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