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Encourage one another and build up one another.... 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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Mrs. Bishop is a homeschool graduate herself and has been homeschooling her children for 12 years. She has been married for 20 years and she and her husband have five children.

Mrs. Budd and her husband will be celebrating their 16th anniversary this year. They have two young boys still at home. One they are homeschooling now, and the other will be joining him in a few years. Mrs. Budd has a B.S. in Chemistry and a love for teaching, learning, her family, and her God - in reverse order, of course.

Mrs. Ehlers has been married 14 years and homeschooling for 9. She has three children, 13, 15 and 15. Mrs. Ehlers has a degree in Biological Science from Mizzou and recently retired from 25 years as a Law Enforcement Officer.

Mrs. Eppler received her B.S.B.A in management/marketing in 1997 from Union University in Jackson, TN. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 22 years, and they have been on a crazy adventure ever since. God has blessed them with 3 kids that she has been fortunate enough to homeschool for 10 years. Her oldest just graduated this past May. Being a former military spouse, she has now homeschooled in 4 states. One of her favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6.

Mrs. James has been homeschooling since 2010. She has been married for 17 years and they have a daughter, 15, and a son, 7. She has an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Mrs. James enjoys Art and Science. She loves to read, although she never has time for it. She loves spending time with her family and most importantly God.

Mrs. Jenkins is the wife of Eric Jenkins. They have celebrated 24 years of marriage and 3 children together. They have homeschooled for the last 11 years. Felicia grew up in Kansas City, KS and attended Ottawa University and Wichita State University. She graduated from Clayton State University, where she earned a degree in Dental Hygiene. For the past 19 years, Felicia has served young people faithfully through dental hygiene at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center.

Mrs. Kinney Mrs. Kinney has a BS in Psychology and BA in Biblical Studies from Grace University. She and Mr. Kinney began their homeschooling adventure in 2009. They embrace a classical method of education and enjoy lively book discussions in their spare time. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift – the hope and very capstone of our lives!

Mrs. Markov has her BA in International Relations. She and her husband have 2 kids and recently began homeschooling. She loves reading, starting crafts, and traveling.

Mrs. Rittenhouse married Matt in 2009. Prior to staying home with her two children in 2015, she worked in law enforcement for 12 years. She is certified as a Spanish interpreter and has a B.A. and Criminal Justice/Criminology from UMKC and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. In her non-existent free time, she trains for search and rescue.

Mrs. Shivley and her wonderful husband of 25 years, Tony, have homeschooled their 8 children since 2001.

Mrs. Van Eyck is a wife, mother, and teacher of three homeschooled boys. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education, with many years of classroom and homeschool teaching experience.

Mrs. Yount I began homeschooling in July 2018. I was also homeschooled for a few years as a child. My husband and I have been married for 14 years this year. We have 3 girls, ages 5, 7, and 1.