Having joined the YES Writing staff in Ventura, California, in 2016, I have taught various levels of IEW’s method (elementary, middle, and high-school) as well as high-school level World and American Literature courses in person and online. I earned my BA in English and Communications from Trinity International University. After 10 years in business-to-business marketing and free-lance newswriting, I chose to direct my energy and attention toward raising four children with my husband, Brad. Staying at home with my kids, which (as every parent knows) is a full-time teaching job in itself, has brought me tremendous joy and blessing. Concurrently I have honed my teaching skills in both church and classroom settings in the last 20 years. I have led Bible studies for elementary homeschooled children, served in junior high youth group leadership and taught at the Good News Club in the public school. Helping students develop basic reading and writing skills, I have volunteered regularly in my children's public school classrooms. I have also frequently led discussions for women’s Bible Studies.