BJU Press Homeschool/HomeWorks by PreceptAtlanta, GA
Laurie and her husband have four children. Before homeschooling them, she taught in the Christian school where her children attended. Before getting married, she taught at Bob Jones Elementary School. With an undergrad degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Music, and a grad degree in Counseling, she has taught everything from elementary to high school age children. Many years ago, as a teenager, when praying and getting counselling on what her major in college should be, one thing that kept coming back to her was the importance of possibly getting a teaching degree in case one day she was on the mission field or would be homeschooling her own children. Little did she know that one day she actually would be married to a missionary kid, living here in the States....and, yes, homeschooling her four children. Being trained at Bob Jones with their curriculum and then teaching right there at their elementary school gave her such an appreciation for the curriculum and a better understanding of the desire the authors and writers have to help children think Biblically and critically. She is just a “normal” homeschool mom like everyone else, though, having some days where she is just trying to keep her head above water! However, the structure of BJU Press homeschool curriculum helps her swim and not sink! “We, as moms, have a very high calling to rear our children for the Lord. Let's encourage one another along the way!"