Family Funding Associate -
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Taylor grew up in a large homeschooling family. As the second oldest of 10 kids, he enjoyed his homeschooling experience through WISDOM from early childhood through graduation.

Taylor has enjoyed working at WISDOM since September 2020, and he loves the office environment. He finds joy in serving the families of WISDOM and working with his fellow employees.

In his downtime, Taylor loves playing board games and spending time with family and friends.

Finance Assistant/Accounts Receivable
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Jim Burgess is a home schooling father to 5 children. As a young adult, Jim had the chance to witness the benefits of home schooling in his brother's family. When he met and married a home schooled graduate, it was with the definite intent to home school their future children.

Graphic Designer
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Naomi started working with WISDOM in 2005... actually, much longer if you consider that the original WISDOM office was in the front room of her childhood home.  Over the years of formally working for WISDOM her work evolved from odd jobs, stuffing magazines and cleaning the office to filing and print management. After a while her role developed into Editorial Assistant and Art Design Technician. She became a font nerd and InD layering geek who loves to make things beautiful to look at and attractive to read.

Manager's Assistant
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Homeschooling and constant learning was a way of life growing up in the Stromberg household, something Joshua always planned to pass on for his kids. Joshua, by his own choice, did a year of primary and a year of secondary in public school, so he has seen both sides. He believes in the power of home educating. Learning at home was always much easier for him. He’d always try to get his week's worth of school done fast as he could so he could spend more time doing the sports that he loved, or reading. 

Administrative Assistant
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Haley was homeschooled from grade one to twelve with WISDOM. Being the fourth oldest of eleven children she never felt that she missed out on the full classroom experience; there were always fellow students around! She highly values her childhood and is grateful for the amount of time she got to spend with her family, allowing for the beautiful relationships that she shares with her siblings.

IT Systems Administrator
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Levi was home schooled from kindergarten through grade seven near Vancouver BC. There, he lived at a commercial bell pepper greenhouse where he quickly became the on-site IT guy, helping his dad with everything from printer troubleshooting to the climate-control computers. After high school, Levi went to school in England to study live sound engineering, then came back to BC to study web development. He has been working in the technology industry for the past decade.

Mediated Learning Program Director
Dynamic Assessment
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I feel honoured to provide WISDOM parents with a means to help improve their inherent teaching abilities and gain insight into their children’s thinking. Doing assessments, workshop development, and continued development of the Mediated Learning Program has been a blessed journey. But most of all it has been the wonderful children I have assessed that has been the greatest blessing serving WISDOM. I can also see through the children the love, dedication and work the parents have poured into them, and you parents are an inspiration. You are doing a fantastic work!  I live on acreage near Derwent with my wonderful, incredible, fantastic (ok, I’ll stop) wife Liesbeth and we have been home schooling for twelve years. Also somewhere around here are my eight children and if I can remember correctly their names are Nathanael, Rebecca, Sarah, Jonathan, Hannah, Naomi, Miriam and Tirzah. There are also two horses, one dog, too many cats, chickens… and what, one sheep?

Mediated Learning Program Provider
Family Mediation
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Michelle grew up in a family where trips to the library were a weekly occurrence and a love of reading and passion for life-long learning were instilled from an early age. This love of continued learning has inspired Michelle to pursue further on-going formal and informal education. Both she and her husband strongly support the premise that life-learning provides valuable opportunity to better our knowledge and experience.

The Parent Support Council (PSC) is a group of home schooling parents who helps advise WISDOM on ways to best serve the home schooling community. PSC members must be WISDOM parents who profess the Apostles’ Creed.  They meet twice a year for an in-camera meeting of the PSC followed by an assembly with facilitators, office staff and administrators.

Members of the PSC:

  • provide prayer and moral support to WISDOM and the governing school authority;
  • are ambassadors for WISDOM by their lifestyle;
  • are a resource for the families of WISDOM (this role is not administrative but supportive);
  • welcome families new to WISDOM;
  • make themselves available for contact by our WISDOM families (see the "Read More" section of each bio for contact information);
  • advocate to WISDOM on behalf of WISDOM parents;
  • assist facilitators with local WISDOM events;
  • may gather or write articles for the WISDOM website or magazine;
  • are politically informed, engaged and aware;
  • update WISDOM families about current issues that impact home schooling (watch for inserts in the WISDOM magazine).

 

 

We feel especially blessed to have WISDOM as our homeschool administration!  The support and encouragement we receive is priceless.  We are still teaching four of our children at home, and next year one less. For many years we've had five students, and it seems the load is lifting somewhat, except now we're involved in our grandchildren's lives. We hope to play a supporting role as our adult kids have already begun to homeschool their children. What a beautiful legacy to pass on to the next generations!

We live on a farm near Fairview and we have 5 children, ages 14 and under:  Joel, Rachel, Nicole, Monica and Luke.

We appreciate WISDOM’s position on traditional home schooling, their emphasis on character development and the social and academic activities that they make available to the WISDOM Families.

We live on 10 acres just outside of High Level (no, not High River, not High Prairie, but keep going north, stopping 2 hours short of the NWT border).  God has blessed us with 6 children - 5 sons (21,19,16,3&2) and a daughter (14).  We actually started out with our oldest two in the local Christian school and then God called us to home school our kids and we haven't looked back.  

We live in Fort McMurray and we have a daughter: Rebeca. We started the Homeschooling in grade four, and each year we are confirmed that it is the best decision we made.

We first considered homeschooling our children when our oldest child was just a toddler. By the time kindergarten (and the yellow school bus) approached, we had surrendered to God’s leading by choosing to educate our children at home instead of in a school setting.

We have been married for almost 25 years and the Lord has blessed us with our family. We live in St. Albert with our 4 children.  They are a son (20) and 3 daughters 17, 14, and 11. We have been home schooling for about 12 years and all those years were with WISDOM.  One reason we chose to home school was to become closer as a family. We enjoy camping, especially in B.C.  We are active in our church and also our home school support group.  We are thankful to have WISDOM along with us on this journey.

The Harrison family is just a typical, quiet, reserved Alberta family.

Except they aren’t all that typical. Being blessed on a massive scale with 8 kids (3 girls and a handful of boys) is a bit atypical - maybe not among homeschoolers, but it is out of the ordinary. Also, they aren’t all that quiet - there are 10 of them after all. Okay, so they’re an atypical, loud, reserved Alberta family.

Dave and Suzanne Knoch have been married for 21 years.  Now, isn’t that testimony enough to the fruit of home schooling?  They are the thankful parents of Jeremiah, 19, Naomi, 17, Samuel, 15, Selah, 13, Joel, 10, and Isaiah, 7.  They have enjoyed the country life for the past ten years, including  the hard work.