• Lives in Fredericksburg, VA Works everywhere.

    I opened Learning Heroine LLC in 2015. As a homeschooling mom of three kids (one of whom has complex learning needs including: Down syndrome, autism, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and dyscalculia), I recognized a need to apply my teaching and professional research/advocacy skills to provide custom learning solutions for families and their individual learners in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area and surrounding counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, and Culpepper counties.

  • About Me

    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

    Homeschool

    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.

    Advocacy

    Meeting prep sessions and support in formal meetings

    • Individual Educational Plan (IEP) Support
    • Functional Behavioral Assessment Support
    • 504 Medical Plan Support
    • Gifted Process & Appeals Support
    • Home Learning Plan Support

    College/Future Planning

    • Transcript consultations
    • Future/whole life plans for homeschoolers or non-traditional learners
    • College Planning
    • Accomodations counseling for testing

     


     

     

    Historic Research

    Access to: Fredericksburg Court Records, Spotsylvania County Heritage Society, CRRL Virginianna Library, Library of Virginia, and many more institutions.

  • Education

    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

  • TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT CLIENTS SAY

    Raquel

    "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."

    Caroline

    "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. "

    Amy

    "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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  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

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