Dear Homeschool Families,
It is with great delight that I get to introduce our two new Academic Advisors! Thank you for your patience and prayer as we have sought the Lord to fill these critical positions within Dayton Christian Homeschool. These ladies come to us with years of homeschool experience and will be a huge asset to you as you educate your children. You will hear from them very soon to start scheduling your Advisor meetings.
Let me introduce:
Heather Collier, who is familiar to many of you, will be serving many of our seasoned homeschool families. She grew up in Wisconsin, where she met her husband Jeff. After moving to Ohio with her husband, she finished her teaching degree in math and English secondary education at Ohio University. Her experience includes classroom teaching and tutoring at Sylvan for several years before their children were born. She has had the joy of being home with her four children, and homeschooling the first three. This is her tenth year with Dayton Christian Homeschool. Hannah, who has been with DC Homeschool since Kindergarten, is a freshman at Dayton Christian in the Homeschool Hybrid High School program. Karena, 6th grade, and Olivia, 2nd grade, are in the Dayton Christian homeschool program. She also has a little boy, Benjamin, who is 3. Heather comes to us with a heart to serve and encourage other families in the DC Homeschool community.
A verse that has been especially meaningful to her lately is Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” She has found each homeschooling year a new adventure with its own unique challenges and joys. She believes, “He has called us to this journey, having planned these good things for us to do long ago. And my kids and I, though imperfect, are His masterpieces!”
Kim Baird will be serving many of our families with children in junior and senior high. She was born and raised in the Dayton Area. Kim attended Olivet Nazarene College and after two years returned to Dayton to finish Bachelors in Science Education from Wright State University and marry her best friend Tom. Kim and Tom have been married for 29 years and were blessed with four children, two boys and two girls. All of their children have been home educated through high school. Kim has followed her passion of home education and spiritual mothering through service to home school families for over 20 years. God has blessed her with the ability to serve families through teaching in various home school co-ops, directing Challenge I in Classical Conversations, leading home school care groups, serving as president of a large home school support group, teaching workshops on home education topics, and volunteering at church in a weekly preschool outreach program.