BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Committed to the Cause
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.
I'm a single self-employed homeschooling mom of 4. I've been here in Sparks for 16 years.All of my kids have spent at least some time in public or charter schools, but the system didn't work for us, and my crew has been homeschooled for the past 6 years. My kiddos are all 2E, which I can understand is a challenge to address properly in a group situation. In the fall I'll have 1 high schooler and 2 middle schoolers in the Woods Academy; my oldest will be a Senior at UNR. I volunteered to serve as Treasurer as I am an accountant - I do financial statements and accounting system work for a number of clients, and also teach accounting for an online university.
My husband and I moved his business and our family to Sparks from Southern Illinois in August 2018. We homeschooled our adult son from third grade through high school and have always homeschooled the younger two children (B10 & G8). We've homeschooled in Illinois, Oklahoma, and Nevada. I have a BS in Physical Education and an MSEd in Kinesiology.
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 I started and run a Homeschool group in Fernley and had previously started and run a Homeschool co-op which is no longer active.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.
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.
I am a mother of three. My first born daughter became Nevadas youngest organ donor in 2011 by donating her heart to another baby and her two kidneys to a 38 year old woman. I now have two daughters ages 5 and 7. I never saw myself homeschooling until the school district failed my daughter in the first few months of kindergarten. My husband and I realized more than ever it was our job to make sure our children kept their innocence as long as possible and that their education was solely our responsibility. I am very passionate about homeschooling and the seriousness of it, but also love the flexibility and fun it brings to educating our girls. I am thankful for opportunity to be on the northern Nevada homeschool board!