Since her twenty-year homeschooling career has been followed by seven years (and counting) as Rainbow’s homeschooling and product consultant, Janice Price considers homeschooling a way of life - a meaningful and purposeful way of life. She and Scott (her husband for 32 years) have three children, Rachel, Anna, and David - all homeschooled from kindergarten (birth, actually) through high school graduation; all three now university graduates. As with many homeschooling moms, Janice has worn various related hats - coordinator of a new to homeschooling support group; educational consultant for Westbridge Academy (an umbrella school for home educated, gifted students); administrator of Peoria Co-operative Academy which is both a history-based unit study co-op and a type of support school offering science labs, choirs, and classes on a variety of subjects; exhibit hall coordinator for the local home school convention. Janice has a B.A. from Phillips University and a M.Ed. from Idaho State University and before her homeschooling career, worked for several years in student personnel administration at three different universities.
With over 25 years in education, Donna Krahn comes with classroom experience. She has been married to Gary Krahn for almost 30 years and is the mom of Steve and Suzy. During her time in the classroom, she has taught at a variety of levels and subjects, from preschool to high school. Over the years she has volunteered in many capacities, been a junior high and high school youth sponsor in her church, and tutored students who needed a little extra help. She has organized science fairs and workshops, and has judged spelling bees and speech contests for ACSI. Donna joined the Rainbow Resource team in 2006, loves it, and looks forward to a long and happy career serving the homeschool community. Donna has a bachelor’s degree in Christian education and a second bachelor’s degree with a concentration in early childhood education, both from Lincoln Christian College.
Deanne’s journey into homeschooling began in 1997 after removing her oldest child from the neighborhood K-8 school. Deanne then educated her daughter, Amanda through high school and is currently teaching her son, Jackson, a sophomore. Eclectic in her approach, she prefers to pick and choose what she feels will work best for her children and is a self proclaimed “curriculum junkie.” Inspired by the Moore approach, Deanne and her family have included service as a core part of the children’s education. As a family, they have served on the local homeschool convention committee, with Deanne acting as the Speaker Coordinator for the past 9 years. She and her husband, Manuel, have also served on the board of directors for their local homeschool group for 7 years.
Sara comes to us with a foreign language background. She taught high school French in Peoria and Decatur, Illinois, including the International Baccalaureate and AP programs. Her experience in the public school system has been useful to our homeschoolers at times. She is quite interested in helping homeschoolers incorporate foreign language at all age levels. Sara is very creative and has a knack for coming up with creative teaching ideas for parents. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in French and Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree from St. Xavier University of Chicago in Curriculum. Working at Rainbow has opened up a different side of education for Sara and she finds the world of homeschooling fascinating. As mother of two teenage sons, Nick and Adam, Sara and her husband Jake are always having adventures in traveling, fishing, and boating.
Gina has been homeschooling for 10 years. Her oldest, David, will graduate next spring and is interested in pursuing a career in electrical engineering. Emily, her daughter, will graduate in 2014 and hopes to pursue a chemistry degree. Her youngest, Ryan will be starting eighth grade, and thoroughly enjoys studying his Bible, playing basketball, and drawing. She has had the opportunity to start a homeschooling group as well as advise and talk with many families interested in homeschooling in her area. Having used many different types of curriculum, she is familiar with different approaches and learning styles. Traveling to homeschool conventions for eight years with her family has given her the opportunity to meet many other homeschooling families. She has also been involved with a speech and debate club for homeschoolers and has traveled to many tournaments with her oldest son.