Carol Becker and her husband Jim homeschooled their son from first through twelfth grade and their daughter from kindergarten through twelfth grade using a variety of teaching options. As a new High School Consultant for HSLDA, Carol relishes the opportunity to encourage and equip homeschooling mothers because they are raising the next generation of leaders. During Carol’s homeschooling years, she established two homeschool cooperatives. The first encompassed History/Geography/Drama and ran for eleven years accommodating students from grades two through twelve. With a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering, Carol also has a passion for science, which led her to form and direct a science cooperative when her son entered the high school years. She successfully guided a group of dedicated mothers and homeschooled scholars through Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Convinced that homeschoolers must develop and hone analytical writing skills, Carol has shepherded two different groups of homeschooled students through a three-year original high school English program consisting of Composition I with Literature, Composition II with American Literature, and British Literature. She also taught Algebra I & 2 and Geometry.