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CHE Leaders

Pictured are the women who serve Chipola Home Educators as leaders. Together, we form a circle of strength and union. We all have a massive heart for home education. Contact us by phone, email, or even social media for a friendly helping hand.

Sherri McBride

Hi there, I’ve been homeschooling for 23 years. Randy & I have 6 children with 2 still at home. It’s a joy & passion to serve you. My goal is to make myself available & share with you from my years of experience. Like you, I wear many hats on any given day. I’m a computer technician with a growing desire to write. I’m looking forward to what God has for our family as well as yours.

Connie Young

My name is Connie Young and I am a homeschool mom of five children. My husband, Steve, and I have been married for 26 years and we live in Marianna, Florida. I have been homeschooling for 17 years. My oldest son is a senior at Florida State University; my second oldest son will graduate from Chipola College in December; my third son is a senior who is also dual-enrolled at Chipola College; my oldest daughter is a sophomore at home, and my youngest daughter is a seventh-grader at home. We have had a lot of opportunities during our homeschool journey that has enriched our lives in so many ways that I am extremely grateful for. We have made lifetime friends through homeschooling and Chipola Home Educators. It is hard to imagine what life will be like when there are no more children in my house to homeschool! If homeschooling has taught me anything, though, it is that I didn’t know nearly as much as I thought I did, and I was able to learn A LOT of new things with my kids!

Kimberly Draayom

Hi, I’m Kimberly and I was born and raised in Jackson county. I had friends growing up that were homeschool and I’ve always been interested in homeschool. My husband Phillip and I have been married for 8 years and we have 3 kids: a 1st grade, a 4-year-old, and a 2-year-old. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since our oldest was born. When he was around 2/3 years old I began helping our neighbor homeschool her two high schoolers with their math. I taught them for two years and by then my oldest was ready to start preschool. I knew this was the journey God had for me and it’s definitely been a challenge for me as I was a high school math teacher for two years and before that, I work for 3 years as a tutor in the ACE lab at Chipola College. It’s been a huge learning experience for me and well as for the kids. I also run a side business, PD Jewelry, that we use to supplement our one-income family making it possible for me to continue our homeschool journey. I’m so happy to be a part of CHE with all the friends we have made. We enjoy getting together with all the families and playing and learning together.

Dawn Buchanan

Hi, I’m Dawn Buchanan. I’m originally from Miami, Fl, but Marianna has been my home for the last 19 years. My husband Kevin and I have 5 children between both of us and one grandson born this year. I have been homeschooling our youngest two girls since kindergarten and they are currently in 8th and 6th grade. I have been a part of CHE since 2011 and have loved every minute. I love the friends (now family) I’ve met through this group and look forward to meeting you too.