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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

IEW DEPARTMENT
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 18-6.
 
 
Middle School IEW
Amy Stubblefield
 
I am now entering my 10thth year of homeschooling and 6th 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 11 years, ages 7, 13, and 16. I have always enjoyed writing and I hope to pass that joy onto others.
 
 
 
 
Elementary IEW
Ione Wise
 
As a third 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 the 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 a minor in Psychology. My husband Jeff and I have been married for 25 years and have been homeschooling our four children since 2011. We have two daughters, ages 15 & 13, and two sons, ages 10 and 8. I look forward to building writing skills with your children!
 

MATH DEPARTMENT

Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1
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.
 
 
 
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 14 years. This will be my third year at WACHE School teaching 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 (10), Anna (8), Avery (6), and Amelia (3). I am excited for the opportunity to share my love of Math and Science with the students at WACHE!