True North Homeschool Academy Teacher
Dawn teaches ASL and facilitates the Middle School Homeroom class for True North Homeschool Academy.
Dawn is not just an ASL teacher; she's a passionate advocate for making ASL an immersive and enjoyable experience. With years of teaching under her belt, she brings a unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm to the world of ASL education.
Dawn has been married to her college sweetheart for 27 years and together they have 5 children. The oldest graduated in 2021 and the youngest are 9 year old twins!
Dawn loves to study and is interested in many things. Her latest areas of interest are ASL and Spanish, painting and singing. She has participated in Sweet Adaline’s and other small group choruses and enjoys painting as well She and her husband also volunteer for a non-profit organization that helps give grants to Christian families who adopt and the entire family takes part in the fundraisers and various activities this opportunity brings them. The family also cares for various pets.
Dawn considers homeschooling a joy and a privilege.
Dawn has thoroughly enjoyed her decade and a half of homeschooling experience. The early years were marked with a lot of adventures with her oldest two; Smithsonian museums, zoos, and Civil War battlefields and more, were explored. As God blessed her family with more children, Dawn ventured out less. But as her twins have grown, her family has become more involved in co-ops. She has taught a wide variety of classes locally, from Art & Architecture to History to high schoolers as well as music for elementary students. She has also taught and directed for classical programs.
Professional Degrees & Experience
Dawn has a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. She has taught 4th and 5th grade Math and Science in a public school and worked as a Children’s Librarian for five years. Recenlty, she taught online English and ESL classes to international students. She loves teaching True North students!
"We are so thankful for your online academy. This year has been an answer to prayer!"