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High School IEW
Jana Powell
 
My passion for IEW began in 2012 when I started teaching my own children about the style and structure presented in the IEW programs. I believe the IEW program has been an essential tool for the success my oldest child has achieved in the college classes he took as a dual-credit high school student. I have been certified to teach the IEW program and hold experience as an IEW teacher and co-teacher. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington where I was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and have twelve years of classroom teaching experience. My husband and I have been married for twenty blissful years and have always homeschooled our four children who are now ages 17-5.
 
Middle School IEW
Amy Stubblefield
 
I am now entering my 9th year of homeschooling and 5th year of IEW instruction at WACHE. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my B.A. in Accounting from the University of North Texas. Though writing was a subject I always avoided early in my life, I have come to highly value the skill of articulating and communicating precisely and clearly. The beauty of the IEW curriculum is that it breaks down writing into a systematic process that both natural communicators and number nerds (like myself) can use to dramatically improve their writing skills.  I look forward to working with your student! 
 
Middle School IEW
Amanda King
 
I have a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and was a public school English teacher for several years before I decided to stay home to homeschool my own children. I have experience working with both gifted writers and those who struggle with writing. I have 3 children that I have homeschooled for 10 years, ages 6, 12, and 15. I have always enjoyed writing and I hope to pass that joy onto others.
 
 
Elementary IEW
Ione Wise
 
As a second year IEW teacher, I have fallen in love with this program! Writing with excellence is a passion for me, and I want children to share that joy. IEW’s structure can be especially helpful for beginning writers because the emphasis is on practicing good writing stylistic habits and forms. Parents are encouraged to be available and involved in helping with spelling and idea generation. Typing is allowed to remove the pressure for handwriting skills. This all allows beginning writers to focus on learning and practicing their writing skills and building their writing “toolbox” without distraction. Just as musical practice of scales or dance practice at the barre builds strength and agility, IEW helps young writers learn and then practice writing skills until they are easy and automatic. I am a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A. in Film and minor in Psychology. My husband Jeff and I have been married for 24 years and have been homeschooling our four children since 2011. We have two daughters, ages 14 & 12, and two sons, ages 9 and 7. I look forward to building writing skills with your children!
 
 
 

Algebra 1 and Algebra 2
Jessica Tanner
 
I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Texas State University and was a high school math teacher or tutor for 13 years. This will be my second year at WACHE School teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. My favorite part about teaching is when kids understand the lesson or the AHA! moment. I also seem to say oh I love this lesson when I'm teaching. I love teaching math!
 
 
Geometry
Abby Haydel
 
I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. I took a job working as a design engineer at Halliburton in Carrollton, TX. After deciding to get an alternative certification in teaching, I took a position as an Algebra I teacher at Northwest High School. In my time there, I taught Algebra I, Geometry, ESL, and ultimately served as the Math Department Head before leaving to have my first child. I have continued to have a passion for Math and Engineering while staying home and homeschooling my four children – Austin (9), Anna (7), Avery (5), and Amelia (2). I am excited for the opportunity to share my love of Math and Science with the students at WACHE!
 
Pre-Algebra
Jill Horsburgh
 
After receiving my Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education with a math minor from Texas Tech University many, many years ago, I quickly learned that God placed me in a profession that energized me! I’ve enjoyed teaching kids of all ages various subjects, but math is one of my true loves. When I see a student’s lightbulb moment - the moment when a concept is finally understood - I’m inspired to keep learning new ways to make difficult math concepts easy for children. Thankfully, at WACHE School, I have the opportunity to continue to learn and teach what I love.
 

 


Biology and Anatomy & Physiology
Katie Boggs
 
I started homeschooling six years ago when I decided to mix my love of travel and desire to grow my home based business. For months my boys and I ventured all over the US, studying while on the road and visiting famous landmarks along the way. My family has been a part of WACHE for the past three years where I have had the opportunity to teach or assist with several science classes. I studied Marketing at The Ohio State University and graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, reading, beekeeping, and traveling. My husband, Josh, and I live in Aledo with our three sons.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

High School Spanish
Gillian Lee
 
I have taught Spanish for 17 years including experience at the junior high, high school, and college levels. I completed a Masters in Modern Language in 2010, and for the last 9 years I have taught at the University of Texas at Arlington and at Tarrant County College. As an instructor, I help my students to see that Spanish is not just a class subject with information to memorize, but a system of communication. It is exciting to see students begin to understand and also to express themselves in the language that they are learning. It is a privilege to help them begin the journey toward becoming fluent in Spanish.
 
Elementary French
Gabrielle Lynch
 
Salut, WACHE! Je m’apelle Gabrielle! I am a Michigan ex-pat, and language and learning enthusiast. I received my BA in English and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, my MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, and my MSEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. I am also presently working on my PhD in Educational Psychology with Walden University. In all of these pursuits, I have studied how language works, how we learn language, and how we learn best, which I use to structure my WACHE classrooms. In teaching French, I use the Natural Approach, which advocates for teaching students how to do what they need most: communicate. Rather than focus on travel-topics or grammar translation, I work on enabling my students to speak French like they learned their native language: from a family, friends, and home-life perspective.
 
Elementary Spanish
Alysia Anderson
 
I have always loved learning the Spanish language and learning it has been very easy and natural for me. I believe the best way to learn a new language at a young age is through games, stories, and crafts. I try my best to make learning Spanish effortless, with no pressure for the young age group. I have personally studied Spanish for many years, starting in 7th grade, continuing every year through to 12th grade, and then continuing even further into college for 3 semesters. I have been a Spanish tutor in the past for Tarrant County College, helping beginning Spanish students grasp concepts they found difficult. I love teaching the little ones the basics of Spanish and I hope they love learning it just the same!!