Last year, as many families shifted to pandemic schooling, parents found themselves exploring a new role of teacher. As families around the world still grapple with the next steps for their child’s education, a number of families have embraced the homeschool journey. Join this session to hear from two transitioned homeschoolers, Katie and Nicole. They will share their homeschool journey and how they discovered the joys of homeschooling with Sonlight as they went from being pandemic schoolers to official homeschooling families.

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Tue, Jun 15, 2021 · 4:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) (GMT -6:00)
Cost: Free
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About the Speakers

1622137481-4b4e8ce92ae89676 Katie Bly
Homeschool Mom
Katie is a mom of two school-aged children and a toddler living in Pennsylvania. Her family started homeschooling in July 2020 and fell in love with homeschooling. She enjoys the adventure ... and sometimes the chaos that comes along with her family's homeschool journey. Her family is excited to start their new school year and continue with Sonlight this July.

1622137497-53aeb6a2280864a5 Nicole Vails
Homeschool Mom
Before becoming a homeschooling mom to her three children last year, ages 5-9, Nicole worked in the finance industry utilizing her degree in Accounting. She currently lives with her husband of 15 years and children in Mississippi (moving there last year from Colorado). Homeschool became a real possibility for them when they decided that virtual learning was not the best option for their family. After a close family friend suggested Sonlight and countless hours of research on different programs, they landed on Sonlight. Besides being a wife, mom, daughter, and sister, Nicole runs a youth tackle football program, coaches youth soccer and basketball, has served in different capacities at their church, has been a bible study teacher, enjoys exploring all that the Bible has to teach us about every day life, loves exploring the outdoors, and counts herself as an ice cream expert!

S Judy Wnuk
Marketing Sales Manager
Judy Wnuk is a retired homeschool teacher of three amazing students. She spent 20+ years using literature-based learning with her own children and sharing it with families across the US and Canada through her work with Sonlight. She has a passion for encouraging parents, young and old, as they navigate the journey of raising their children. She and her husband of 36 years have enjoyed the privilege of facilitating marriage and parenting classes, and she likes nothing better than to mentor moms that God brings across her path.

1618944562-7b39ec4df2812ec9 Stephanie Rose
Community Manager
Stephanie wears many hats but her favorites are being a mom to two amazing kids and wife to her college sweetheart. She loves to adventure with her family, traveling all over Colorado and beyond. She is an avid afterschooler and volunteers much of her time in her local community. As Sonlight's community manager, she enjoys encouraging and enriching homeschools through conversations, content, and community.