I am an education consultant, independent research historian, professional advocate (Special Needs and Exceptional), teacher, and writer (my scholarship is a Master’s thesis on Slavery in Fredericksburg). In my pre-mom life, I taught Social Studies and numerous electives at the highly acclaimed Open High School in Richmond, Virginia from 2002-2003, and as a substitute teacher in 2004. I enjoyed working as a graduate teaching assistant while completing my Master's degree in History at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2004-2005. Sharing the learning journey with my own children is the most rewarding (and challenging) journey. Homeschooling styles, educational theory, brain development, genetics, bioethics, and eugenics are all topics of deep research for me.
THINGS I DO
I offer home learning consultations for both beginning homeschool families and seasoned veterans. Home learning plans, the home education equivalent of a public school Individual Educational Plan are available. This is a child specific outline that details concerns, goals, and progress targeted for the learning year. I also offer an easy going and thorough proof of progress evaluation experience (three years+) for those who choose an evaluation in lieu of testing.
Meeting prep sessions and support in formal meetings
Access to: Fredericksburg Court Records, Spotsylvania County Heritage Society, CRRL Virginianna Library, Library of Virginia, and many more institutions.
Independent Research and Advocacy Training
May of 2006 to present
Virginia Commonwealth University
May of 2009
Masters of Arts in History from Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Mary Washington
July of 2002
Bachelor’s Degree in World History with a minor in Religious Studies
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Sarah advocated for us in a peaceful and assertive manner. She kept us informed and followed our lead in what we were comfortable with and what we did not want. It was tough but I was glad to have Sarah on my team, helping me get the services my child needed."
"She was wonderful with my son. She followed him around the house while he explained all the projects he had done over the year and she asked him questions that lead to really in depth discussions of his passions. She helped me formulate a plan for some areas that I felt Jeremiah was lacking in and handled the paper work that the school board needed.
I'd recommend her a million times over. "
"Sarah is an excellent advocate with a strong desire to help students succeed, and she can easily adapt to any requirements relevant to her work. Her insatiable drive for knowledge makes her a competent and thorough researcher. "
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