Meet Virginia

Through years of public and private education, I was always drawn to the idea of homeschooling my children. The nuts and bolts of this choice, however, seemed overwhelming, and I was unsure of how to get started, especially with two very different children.

When it became evident that homeschooling was the right choice for my son, I knuckled down, did the necessary research, and made it happen. I now have one child in public school and one who is homeschooled, and I’ve learned a lot along the way.

I hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of Colorado, Boulder, where I helped undergraduate students find their way to class and, for some, their voice. Since becoming a parent, I’ve volunteered in my children’s public and private schools, acted as Treasurer of the Board for a cooperative preschool and an International Baccalaureate school, planned homeschool curriculum, and taught writing classes for children and adults. I believe that we all learn best when we are happy, and that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to education.

I blog about homeschooling, yoga, and urban farming. My fiction writing comes from the same places I did, the wild spaces of the American West. My few poems have been inspired by my children or my chickens.

I live in Berkeley with my husband, two children, and several crazy chickens.

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