My name is Krys Winn and I’m so excited to bring the joy of learning to you! I am a homeschooling mother who loves sharing and exploring with my children. I taught professionally for 6 years and our family has been homeschooling for 9 years. I love serving/teaching in my local church, serving in my local homeschool communities, and encouraging homeschooling families that I am blessed to connect with. I especially love leading my children in creative ventures, from language exploration to crafting and building projects. Our human brains were designed to thrive on joyful experiences, therefore it is my aim to bring this joy to each learning activity I lead. My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 - “ Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Come along and let’s explore together!
Bringing the practical to the digital.
My name is Heidi. I've been homesteading for two decades, and homeschooling as long as I've had a school-age kid. I think that learning happens both intentionally and experientially, and there is something to be said for serious indoor study, as well as having fun and just exploring the world.
I have been taking care of the family farm for more than 20 years; tending garden, orchard, a timber stand, and raising dairy goats, chickens, and waterfowl. My family started and operates a goat milk soap business and my husband creates and carves with a CNC he built and programmed himself.
In the dark and rainy US Pacific Northwest winters, we find enough down time for video gaming. Raised around some of the early home computers, the first game I fell in love with was Boulder Dash on the Commodore 64 - and I've been gaming ever since. Some of my favorite games are Stardew Valley, Slime Rancher, and Core Keeper; but our family currently has an extensive library of more than 3,000 game titles. I am happy to provide a safe space for other like-minded gamers to play without exposure to some of the toxic online gaming communities. I love to talk and play games, and learn about new ones, too!
I have bachelor's degrees in both Biblical Languages (Greek and Hebrew) and linguistics. My master's degree in Biblical Studies focused primarily on the text of the Bible, as well as ancient cultures and languages in the surrounding region. I've been teaching for more than ten years, with extensive experience both in the classroom and online platforms, with students ranging from kindergarten through grad school. I have taught at private schools, college campuses, and homeschool co-ops. I have also taught virtually in both the master's of education and doctorate of education programs at Concordia University Online.
So come learn with me, whether your classroom has four walls or no walls.