Jolene Tran: I was born and raised here in Northern Nevada. I hold a teaching license here in Nevada as well as in the state of California. I have taught in both public and private schools. I have even taught ESL abroad in Chile. I have two children who I currently homeschool. I love yoga, dance, Spanish, math, beaches and warm weather.
Tara Tucker: I have been married for 20 years to Zac. We have two sons ages 7 and 10. This is our 4th year homeschooling. We have recently moved to Carson City from Las Vegas. I am a nurse with a passion for School Nursing.
Amy Shuck: I have been married to my awesome husband Rob for almost 17 years! I have a B.S. in Education with Specializations in Reading Instruction and Spanish. My public school classroom teaching experience includes Bilingual, Gifted, Special, and mainstream Education for grades K-8, in California and Texas. During college, I taught preschool at private Christian schools in both California and Texas. I have held my current teaching position for the last 16 years and it is by far the most challenging, exhausting, rewarding experience ever: Homeschool Mom. I homeschool 9 children, two with Down Syndrome (one adopted from Estonia). Due to my experiences in both my professional and family life, I am completely fascinated with brain development. I love teaching and I love the learning process. It is an amazing gift from God that He allows us to watch the "lights go on" as our children learn something new!
Robert Shuck: I have been married to my amazing wife Amy for almost 17 years and we have 9 awesome children! For the last 19 years, I have worked in law enforcement. Prior to that, I worked as an EMT in Bakersfield, CA, for 4.5 years. I enjoy homeschooling my children, serving at church, and helping others. I also love football and World War II history.
Patty Toone: As a former stay-at-home mother of two, grandmother of 13 homeschooled children (two with Down Syndrome), and a Registered Nurse, I believe it is crucial to pass knowledge and wisdom to the younger generations as God commands in Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Titus 2:3-5. I have a passion for encouraging mothers as they train up their children in the Lord (Proverbs 22:6).
Debbie Corona: My background is art education. I hold a master's degree in art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I just finished 8 years with Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, California. MV is a private college preparatory high school where I was head of the art department as well as I wrote all the curriculum for Art I, II, III, all 3 disciplines for the AP program and Ceramics I, II, and III all of which was UC approved and still being used today. Art matters and is an important part of education and it's of value to me personally and professionally. The things that art teaches goes beyond the classroom and it is my privilege to be able to teach it. One of the beauties of teaching in a Christian environment was being able to pray with my students and openly talk about Jesus. We are clay in the Father's hands!
Lorna Burkhard: As an experienced teacher, with a broad background including: private, charter, public, and homeschool education, I believe teaching is an honor. Consequently I strive to create lessons which are age appropriate and enjoyable. When we are motivated, our interest is peaked, and we become are own, best teacher. Convinced that children need more opportunities to explore and create, I received Monart Drawing Studio certification and developed my own small business called, Just Draw It. I offer one hour small group lessons which cover all areas of the curriculum. Try it, you'll like it!