“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ~~ Plato
Hi! I'm Terri Hedrick and I live on a small farm in Florida with my talented, creative husband, and our two amazing daughters who take after their father in the talents department. I have over 20 years of experience as an educator, and I am a homeschooling parent just like you!
Before becoming a mom, I spent many years in the elementary classroom teaching all levels from pre-k to fifth grade, and several multi-age classes. I also taught middle school language arts, high school English, writing and AP classes, and adult education. Right now I teach special needs hospital/homebound students on a part-time basis. I just can't stay away from teaching. I guess you could say it is in my blood.
My B.S. is in English and a M.S. in Education. I am currently certified in Florida and Louisiana for Elementary Grades K-6 and English Grades 6-12.
I have been doing consulting and evaluations since 2007 for clients all over Florida, as well as Virginia. I also am the owner and administrator of Life Learning Academy, a unique private umbrella school for homeschoolers in Florida.
You can read what my clients say about me on the Testimonials page.
Some weeks I feel like a working, homeschooling, homesteading super mom. Other weeks I don't shower for days and eat Velveeta cheese and potato chips for lunch while my girls fend for themselves. Okay, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but sometimes I think I'd really love that!
I am taking new clients for consulting and for end-of-year portfolio evaluations. See my services page for more information.
Just for fun, don't forget to stop by our storefront Windy Ridge Homestead where you can see some of my husband's hand-crafted items!