Classroom teacher, then homeschool mom with 30 assorted years of experience in educating students from preschool through high school.  Avid promoter of teaching the whole child through study, work, and service.  Advocate of a unit study approach to education.  Believer in a student directed curriculum.  Proponent of allowing children time and resources for creative expression and the freedom to explore.  Defender of the right for children to to live in a warm and responsive environment.  Supporter of positive socialization through parental interaction.  And enthusiast of teaching children how to become thinkers rather than mere reflectors of others thoughts.