About Our Family
Growing up, my family had a small business. After more than 40 years, my father is finally “considering” retirement this year. We were a family of entrepreneurs growing up, and if we wanted to have “spending money,” we had to earn it. While my two older siblings and I attended public school, my younger sister was homeschooled through middle and high school, and we were all taught to be life-long learners and achievers. All four of us had struggles we overcame through school, and we have successful careers varying from teaching to bookkeeping and to recruiting.
Being an entrepreneur has been a dream of mine for many years, and I finally have the opportunity to realize that dream, with my family alongside of me. We are a family of homeschoolers who have a desire to serve the homeschool community at large. We want to help make your life, your homeschool journey, better in whatever way we can. We want to help your child reach his/her full potential, just as we want for our own children, and my parents wanted for us.
From classes to private tutoring to consulting with parents in our Online Home To Home Beginning to Homeschool class or Individual Meeting, we strive to offer affordable services to meet each family’s needs. Please let us know how we can best help, and any questions you may have.
Amy Vickrey, MSE
Amy Vickrey is a mother of an eight-year-old and a four-year-old, both very active boys.
Amy states, “I come from the world of public school, having been a teacher since 2003; however, I have always been a big supporter of homeschooling. While my focus has been early childhood and special education in elementary school, I have worked with children from 3-years-old, both special needs and ‘typically developing’, through high school.”
Amy holds a Masters of Science in Education (MSE), Curriculum, and Instruction, from the University of Central Missouri and a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University. Also, she spent 2 years of college studying Interpretation for the Deaf and Deaf Studies and knows American Sign Language. Her teaching certifications include Special Education, English as a Second Language and Generalist (early childhood through fourth).
Amy has worked in a leadership role to help create the scope and sequence for a PreK curriculum in a major San Antonio area school district and spent many hours modifying curriculum and planning accommodations for students with various disabilities. She also helped improve the Alternative Elementary School program in the same district and began social skills instruction to help students return to their campus better equipped to deal with difficult situations.
Amy is also trained in Handwriting Without Tears (now Learning without Tears), is experienced in working with therapists as a parent and educator, and has skills in writing goals and developing proper learning settings which she learned while working for 3 years with the Child Find Team in a local district. Additionally, Amy is familiar with testing accommodations and modifications for the state of Texas, and how to document those accommodations for state and formalized testing. She has written goals and IEPs for early childhood through sixth-grade students.
According to Amy, “My journey towards homeschooling began in the 1990s when my little sister was homeschooled because she was slipping through the cracks. She made all As but had learning difficulties. My mom homeschooled her and today she has a bachelors from a major university and is a recruiter for a good company. Without homeschooling that would not be possible. It made me want to be able to give the same love and focus on my own kids that I wanted to give to my kids in the classroom… I have enjoyed our homeschooling journey so far and look forward to continuing it and learning how to meet the needs of my two awesome boys who have so much to offer this world!”
Amy has been teaching a total of 17 years, and is currently beginning her third year teaching online. Amy has volunteered with the nonprofit SPED Homeschool for the last 3 years, and actively works in the homeschool community to help parents at all stages of their homeschooling journey. Always a life-long learner, Amy is currently working to certify as an educational diagnostician in order to further serve the homeschool community by providing testing and instructional suggestions from a homeschooling point of view. Testing will be offered beginning Summer 2021.
John is the father of 4 grown children, and 10 grandchildren. He has been a leader in the church, and believes firmly in teaching children to be strong in their faith, and to give them the tools to defend their faith. In the 1990s, John helped to homeschool his youngest daughter, and now helps to homeschool two of his grandsons. He has been a successful entrepreneur for more than 40 years, growing and learning over the years on his own in order to keep up with current technology. John also has a passion for learning about the Bible, Jesus, and the cultural and geographical background that was relevant to Jesus’ life and ministry. Check out his Bible Classes, and all that they will include.
Geography, HIstory and Science
Sharon is the mother of three children, 2 girls and a boy from three to twelve years old. Her family was close friends with the Coker’s, and after college, married Brian, son of John Coker.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in History Education from Abilene Christian University. She is a Certified Teacher for Core Subjects Grades Pre-K to 6th, and Social Studies Grades 4th to 12th. She have 6 years of teaching experience working with students from Pre-K to 12th. Sharon also worked at a middle school library where she was able to aide other teachers with lesson planning. She is also active in teaching and working with young children at my church, and has been instrumental in the homeschooling of two of her nephews the past two years.
PRe-Algebra and Algebra 1
Tom Arn has been a devoted husband for 28 years and father for 26 years. He has taught in private and public schools, working with children of all ranges of age and abilities. He worked as a children’s pastor for 3 years. He and his wife are homeschooling their 8 children, 4 of whom have already graduated.