Andrea Horst has a Master of Science degree in Education from Northern Illinois University and is certified to teach English to grades 9-12. For ten years she was a Program Coordinator and taught review classes for the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT graduate school entrance exams for NIU's College of Continuing Education. Her Classical education has unfolded gradually over the last 15 years as she home educated her own three boys. She has had her own tutoring business and has taught and mentored young people in camp, church, and community settings for many years. She enjoys reading, observing nature, questioning, and looking for connections and themes that make sense of the world.
Beth attended Cameron University, earning a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in Music. She home educated her five children for twelve years. She has taught P.E. and drama classes and has helped direct plays for home schooled students for the last six years. She enjoys reading, hiking, playing bass guitar and competing in triathlons.
Dawn is a registered nurse and has homeschooled her four children for the last seven years. She has taught various classes with Princeton Area Home Educators as well as in the hospital setting. She also has served as a math tutor and volunteers in children's ministries at her church. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and traveling with her family.
Joy Buikema is a Certified Nursing Assistant, and currently works as an in home aide. Growing up in the Northwest, Godly Christian music has always been an integral part of Joy's life. She began at 12 years of age singing trio with her mother and sister. In Academy she was in the choir where her dream to direct began to take shape. At that time she took Violin from Lynette Smith who has taught at Julliard School of Music, as well as voice from Dr. Tom Blaylock. Taking a year sabbatical from Academy to pay off her bill she began a Church choir. At Walla Walla College she sang in the I Cantori Choir, and studied piano, violin, and voice. She taught her two boys at home for the first few years of their studies. She currently teaches piano, voice, violin, and plays the piano for Church. She loves to play the piano, hike, clean, and study the Bible.
Joy Kauffman is passionate about health, hunger and healing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Public Health and holds a BS in International Nutrition. She is a graduate of the National Soy Research Laboratory, International Soy program and a Master Gardener through University of Illinois. Most recently she developed "From the Ground Up", a local foods movement, and was a Presidential Management Fellow and developed "Insure Kids Now" with the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. She's the Board President of Crossroads High School and founder of FARM STEW. She is teaching PE and Health and coaching Volleyball for Crossroads.