Our work is designed the spirit and interest of young people as its center. The autonomy and leadership of youth is essential to our success in learning. together. In our community, adults work alongside youth to design our menus, lessons, field trips, and projects.
We celebrate the freedom of choice that homeschooling offers all of our families. We also understand the responsibilities that homeschool entails. Parents in our group are respected as their own "homeschool administrators" and invited to join in sharing learning with all of us!
We work with local, national, and international partners to provide opportunities for learning through service. This includes local charities, the town of Wake Forest, the American Montessori Society, the Alliance for Self-Directed Education, Flying Squads, and Kids for Peace global initiatives.
Dalton and her family began homeschooling and founded Dandelion Learning Collaborative three years ago. Dalton experienced 15 years of work in public education and leadership and holds degrees and certifications in Montessori, special education, language, and equity.
Victoria brings seven years of experience in elementary education from Maryland and a passion for service to our group. She's in the schoolhouse throughout the week and leads our project based learning programs and field trips.
Martha shares her love and interest in plants and animals with the group. She is also her family's homeschool administrator and parent of three schoolhouse members. Martha sponsors our The Bead Project program. She may be found in the schoolhouse modeling Spanish language or offering support to our youngest learners.
New to Dandelion this year, Kathleen brings nine years of experience in special education. She is the parent of one schoolhouse member, and enjoys healthy cooking, water sports, and hiking.
Mary is dedicated to meeting the needs of all students and committed to a progressive, student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Mary leads our literacy workshops and brings extensive classroom and leadership experience to our community. A few of her favorite things are family, travel, the beach, and hockey!
Jenny Terry is a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of Sensational Kids. She provides OT during schoolhouse meetings and offers OT Camps during schoolhouse breaks. She is also a schoolhouse parent and started her family's homeschool in 2013 to meet her own children's varied neurodivergent learning styles.
Working mostly behind the scenes, Nick is Dandelion Learning's contact for all things finance. CFO of local Revival Recordings and baseball/softball coach, Nick shares his love of music and math with our community. He's also Dalton’s husband and a homeschooling father of three.
Becky, founder of Puckett Acres, family homeschool administrator, and schoolhouse parent offers farm days and other events to local youth. Becky is an RYT and Trauma informed certified yoga instructor for children, sharing her passion for connecting family, mind, body, and nature with the greater community.
Alison leads our local Kids for Peace Club. Alison is also a Licensed Psychological Associate and Health Services Provider (HSP-PA) with a passion to engage and work with children and adolescents of all ages.
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