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A Passion for Justice: 9-1-1 and Dispatch: An Interview with Anna Wilke | Homeschool Helpers

As a 9-1-1 call taker and police dispatcher, Anna Wilke hears about terrible things every day—and she has a hard time explaining them to her friends and family. But that hasn’t stifled this homeschool grad’s passion for helping people. Hear Anna’s story on Homeschool Heartbeat. Mike Smith: My guest today is Anna Wilke. She’s a homeschool graduate […]

A Real Love of Helping: An Interview with Jonathan Elving | Homeschool Helpers

A Real Love of Helping: An Interview with Jonathan Elving | Homeschool Helpers

Jonathan Elving is a 911 dispatcher and EMT. He also volunteers at Chisholm Trail Fire Rescue in Dale, Texas. HSLDA: Jonathan, what was your childhood homeschool experience like? What’s your best experience from it? Jonathan Elving: Mostly I got up around 9:00am and did school until about 2:30 or 3:00pm, then built tree forts and […]

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Healing the Needy: An Interview with Amber Overstreet | Homeschool Helpers

Amber Overstreet is a homeschooling mom and a registered nurse in medical intensive care at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  HSLDA: Amber, what does homeschooling look like for your family? What’s your favorite experience from it? Amber Overstreet: Our schedule has to be adjusted pretty often for various reasons such as my job or […]

Seeing People, Not Problems: An Interview with Colin Mennega | Homeschool Helpers

Seeing People, Not Problems: An Interview with Colin Mennega | Homeschool Helpers

As a firefighter, Colin Mennega has had many unique experiences. But for this homeschool dad, the best part of his job isn’t running into burning buildings or even rescuing cats. Hear Colin’s story on today’s Homeschool Heartbeat. Mike Smith: I’m joined today by Colin Mennega. He’s a firefighter and a homeschool dad. Colin, welcome to the program! […]

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Teaching Kids to Learn with Pride: An Interview with Kara Siemens | Homeschool Helpers

Kara Siemens is a 5th and 6th grade math teacher and math and science curriculum specialist at the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is also the sponsor for the school’s Upper Elementary after-school Robotics Club and Movie Making Club. Kara recently achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood […]

Helping Deaf Students Succeed: An Interview with Chelsey Cahilly | Homeschool Helpers

Helping Deaf Students Succeed: An Interview with Chelsey Cahilly | Homeschool Helpers

For many Deaf students, not even their families know sign language. This can leave them feeling isolated and lonely. But homeschool graduate Chelsey Cahilly is working hard to make a difference in these students’ lives. Mike Smith: My guest today is Chelsea Cahilly. She’s a homeschool graduate who works as a high school sign language interpreter. Chelsea, […]