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Mrs. Catherine Gilanshah To All Instructors


I am first a follower of Jesus Christ! Second, I’ve been married to my amazing husband, Bijan, for 25 years. I am honored to be the mom of four wonderful “children”,  ranging from 23 to 16.  I am passionate about homeschooling and believe that this is God’s provision, allowing us to fulfill Scriptural mandates such as Deuteronomy 11:19 and and Psalm 1:1-3.  In addition to homeschooling our four kids for nineteen years, I’ve enjoyed serving in various roles supporting homeschool enrichment activities like Loudoun Homeschool Soccer, American Heritage Girls and Loudoun County Patriots Basketball.  In my spare time, I absolutely love to garden—flowers and veggies, especially spicy peppers for my husband who eats nothing without jalapeños!  I love spending time with family, watching basketball and doing pretty much anything outside.  

In my former life, a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…I was an economist!  I majored in Economics at Hillsdale College, where I earned my B.A., studied abroad for a year, and then, by God’s grace and with lots of his help, completed my Masters and PhD in Economics from George Mason University.  Along the way, I taught for a semester at Hillsdale College and at George Mason University.  I am appalled that anyone could think economics is boring and make it my goal to fix that misconception whenever I encounter it!

Current Classes
HS: Free Market Economics (SPRING) – (open)