Ginny is a former pediatric physical therapist, former sailor, current Girl Scout leader, a founder of HSoBX, and a long time homeschooling mom of 2 daughters. With science-related degrees from Stanford and Columbia Universities, her subject of choice is, of course, science.
Andrea Kinnear is a former health data analyst for the Children's Hospital
of the King's Daughters. She has a Master of Public Health in epidemiology
from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, and her
bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences is from Johns Hopkins University. When
not homeschooling her four children or working on probability problems for
fun, Andrea is in the dojo doing karate forms and jiu-jitsu submissions.
Deva Brockett is a homeschooling, Suzuki violin, karate mom who lives in
Norfolk. Deva holds a BS from the University of California at Berkeley where
she majored in Business Administration and minored in Fine Arts. Her main
claim to fame is that she can knit like the wind. Deva can often be found
hoop dancing between her karate and jiu jitsu classes, that is of course
when she is not knitting.
Bettina Essert is an ordained minister and Shamanic High Priestess who holds a BA degree in English with a minor in Anthropology. She has 5 children and homeschooled several of them using Rudolph Steiner’s Waldorf educational approach. Be has taught at HSOBX for many years. She is a Reiki Master and facilitates empowerment and healing circles for girls and women as well as the Shamanic Priestess Process™ at her home, Four Oaks Sanctuary, in Chesapeake.
Lydia Netzer is a homeschooling mom who lives in Norfolk. She holds a
master's degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at
Chicago, and has taught expository writing, literature, and fiction writing
workshops to college freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois
and Tidewater Community College. She plays the piano, guitar, violin and the
handkerchief, and sings in a rock band.
Patricia is a home schooling and teaching veteran. She was taught at home in
Pennsylvania for grades 5-12. She went on to graduate from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania's Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in
Education. Her teaching certificate is in Special Education, and she's
taught in classrooms for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Patricia now
learns with her four children in their Norfolk home. Their ages range from
10-2 and the adventures never end! Patricia plays the piano, teaches piano,
knits, relishes the garden her husband grows and hangs clothes on the line
all year long.