First and foremost I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and homeschool mom of over 30 years. The expertise I have gained in homeschooling my own children, then my work in the classroom, and then training teachers, lies in the areas of language arts culminating in a study of Latin. I learned early on that most of the decline in the educational standards in our country stems from the faulty educational models that have dominated our schools, universities, and teacher colleges for the past 60+ years. So the research, training, and practice in educating my own children led me to embrace those models that teach a student to think and reason for himself and then share my work by writing The PHONICS Road to Spelling and Reading and The LATIN Road to English Grammar, curricula used in schools and home schools around the world for over 20 years. In the long-term effort of building strong Christian families, I seek to encourage and train moms and dads, and even classroom teachers, to be great teachers themselves, not just those who plod through books.