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MEET OUR TEAM

Supporting Families in Their Homeschooling EdVenture!

We are a dedicated group of educators who value home education and want to provide support to families by fostering
a sense of community & learning through engaging academics, enrichment, and social opportunities!

Leadership

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Kristin Perez, Founder

Executive Director

 

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Kristin Perez has over 25 years of experience in private school education, leadership, and instruction. Her experiences range from serving as the Principal of Early Education for nearly a decade at an award-winning preschool through 8th grade school in Pasadena, California to teaching preschool through 3rd grade both domestically and in Taiwan. Over the course of her career, Kistin has provided mentorship to countless families, teachers and university interns; written and impemented a comprehensive preschool curriculum program; hosted seminars, classes, and workshops; and served as a homeschool coach. Kristin is also the founder and organizer of the North Georgia Homeschool Resource Fair.

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget he is someone today.
~Stacia Tauscher

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Tracy Brininstool

Director of Learning

 

Tracy is a certified K-8 teacher in the state of Georgia with a M.A.Ed. in Reading. She has taught in the upper elementary grades in Tennessee and here in the Atlanta area since 2006 working with learners who struggle and with those who need enrichment.  For the past 10 1/2 years, Tracy has worked as a private tutor for students ranging from K-8, while also blessing homeschool families with an exceptional, multi-age homeschool learning pod program! Tracy truly enjoys the ability of working one-on-one with students and tailoring her teaching style to their specific learning style. Tracy's tutoring services include assistance with reading, math, and developing organizational and study skills. Her passion is working with any student who finds reading a struggle. She is a strong believer that reading is the most fundamental skill we possess, so determining where a student's reading struggle is and working towards helping them overcome that struggle is her passion. She has extensive training in multi-sensory instruction through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education and through the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Currently, she is working on pursuing a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. A quote that is core to her philosophical approach to teaching, children, and living life is “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” ~ Alfie Kohn.  Tracy provides a safe place for students to land, learn, and grow.

“If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.”
~ Alfie Kohn.  

Learning Guides

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Patti Lazenby

Certified Teacher

Spanish Teacher

Patti Lazenby is a GA certified teacher with over 20 years in education. She has taught English, Spanish, ESOL and has worked with all grade levels. She lives in Roswell with her daughter and two cats.

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Kathleen Senken

Certified Teacher

Reading,Writing, & Enrichment

Kathleen Senken is a GA certified teacher with 10 years in education. She attended Clemson University where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has experience teaching pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. Kathleen is certified in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching phonics and Handwriting Without Tears. She is committed to building confidence and a love of learning in her students.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch