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Hello! I am Laurie Gracia-Alikhan and I am so happy to serve this community! I am an educator, artist and homeschool mom. My family began their homeschool journey in April of 2016. As an educator my career goals were based in making education accessible for all people. Since my family’s jump into homeschooling, my children have helped me develop advocacy for marginalized people in various areas of our homeschooling communities. I truly believe that our children will lead us to greatness. My children have also taught me that it takes a village. Everything I we have done in our homeschool life has been possible because of wisdom and stories passed to us through the kindness and generosity of homeschoolers like you. I look forward to sharing these stories through HSC. It brings me great joy to know that the words of the people who have helped me will be available for other members of our community.
Hi! My name is Janell. My two kids started out in traditional public school, but for several reasons, I removed them from the classroom and did their education at home. After my youngest graduated and left for college I wrote a book about our experience, “...As Long As You Don’t Turn Them Into Weirdos” takes you through all the doubt and fear - up’s and down’s - then ultimately great successes, and also addresses some of the more common misconceptions regarding ‘homeschool kids’. I’m happy to share our experiences, and my story with you!
Aaron & Grace Haiman