The ladies who make all of this possible:
Samantha unknowingly became a homeschooler when her first daughter was born in 2000. She had no idea that after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education through Shepherd College in 1989, a Masters of Elementary Education at WVU years later, and enjoying her role as a music teacher with Berkeley County Schools, that God would call her to stay home soon after her first daughter was born.
Since then, she has served as a foster mom and has continued teaching within her home and through homeschool co-ops. Samantha praises God for being her Fighter when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Sarcoma Cancer in 2016, (Exodus 14:14) and loves to give her testimony to anyone who wants to hear about it. She is incredibly thankful to say that she has been Cancer FREE since May of 2017.
She is a passionate homeschooling advocate who inspires and instills a love of learning. As a West Virginia certified teacher, Samantha uses every opportunity to encourage, support, and share knowledge of curriculum possibilities, teaching and learning styles, and information needed to homeschool successfully. Samantha resides in Charles Town, West Virginia, with her doting husband and three incredibly wonderful daughters.
Tamara is a wife and homeschooling mom of three great kids. She never dreamed of homeschooling her kids because she loved her career as a legal secretary, however, a cross-country move from Texas to Maryland/West Virginia changed that. She has homeschooled her kids for the past 7 years. Prior to that, Tamara’s mother homeschooled the children. Tamara enjoys teaching literature classes for boys at her local co-op, occasionally crocheting, and cooking.
Laura is a busy mom, wife, and unexpected homeschool teacher! Laura and her husband have three kids. If you would have asked her growing up “what do you want to be?” She would have told you “a wife and a mom.” Never in a million years did she ever dream of homeschooling but it has been the biggest blessing to her and her family. Laura stays busy looking after the kids, running the household, volunteering in various areas in their church and if there’s ever a spare moment you can find her working on her latest quilting project!
Steffanie is a busy wife and mom who homeschools one teenager, among her other responsibilities.
Emily is married to a wonderful guy that supports all her shenanigans, including homeschooling. Together they have two boys that are now in high school. They have homeschooled since the beginning. Her family has traveled and lived all over the world. Homeschooling has allowed them the freedom to travel and share amazing experiences, while also keeping education and learning consistent.
Emily grew up in Northern California, never expecting to travel the world or live outside the USA. She definitely never thought she would end up living in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, less than a mile from the Shenandoah River. Now she is a “Mountain Mama” and loves being here.
Recently, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in Art and Religion. She writes sometimes at www.BringYourBasket.org where she loves to encourage others moms. Emily has never met a craft she didn’t like (back to the shenanigans) but currently is loving crochet and watercolor.
Jesus said… “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Statement of Faith
- The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
- God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Man fell into sin through his disobedience.
- Jesus Christ paid the penalty for mans’ sin through His perfect life, His sacrificial death, and His triumphant resurrection.
- Eternal life is available to those who confess and repent of their sin, and put their trust in Christ alone as their hope of salvation.
- Christians have the Holy Spirit as an indwelling Person, enabling them to live lives of faith, repentance, virtue, and obedience.