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Why I Started Homeschooling: Ann

From Left to Right: Richard, Ann, Sarah, James (grandson), Rebecca, Elizabeth, Kyle (Son-in-law), Rick

I had no intentions of ever homeschooling.  I knew some homeschoolers, and they were “weird.” However, halfway through my eldest daughter’s first-grade year, she began complaining about “being bored.” She would often make comments like “The teacher told us 2+2=4. That’s common sense. Why does she have to tell us a second time?” After talking to her teacher and the principal at her school and hearing their suggestion to skip my daughter 2 grades, we began to look at other options. After much prayer, my husband and I decided to give homeschooling a shot – for one year.

My name is Ann Hazelwood.  I am wife to Richard for 29 years; mother to 4 wonderful children – Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sarah and Rick, and grandmother to 9-month-old James. 2019 begins my 20th year as a homeschool teacher.

Before I began life as a SAHM and Homeschooling mom, I received a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. I worked as an engineer for over 10 years before coming home to stay with my children.

I can promise you that although this is the most difficult job I have ever had, it is definitely the most rewarding.

My passion is to help all homeschoolers feel confident that they can do this whether they are just considering it, have made the decision to start or have been homeschooling for a while.  I love helping parents understand what homeschooling is all about from navigating the curriculum maze to figuring out transcript confusion and successfully guiding their children to becoming educated adults who contribute to society.


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