Aimee Rodiguez

Special Services Educational Specialist: Aimee Rodriguez was born and raised in Southern California.  When Aimee was 9 years old her family adopted a sweet and feisty girl named Shasta. She was born with Spina Bifida.  Shasta has taught her about caring for others … Continue reading Aimee Rodiguez

Amber Musick

Educational Facilitator (EF): Amber Musick earned her BA in English and Single-Subject teaching credential from National University. She went on to earn her MA in English from California State University, Long Beach. She taught High School English for 6 years, … Continue reading Amber Musick

Amber Rogers

Support Services Coordinator: Special Amber is very excited to be coordinating the special education department at iLEAD Exploration! She thinks iLEAD has a wonderful team and is looking forward to a great year. She has worked as a special education teacher … Continue reading Amber Rogers

Ana Lucero

Educational Facilitator (EF): Ana Lucero was born in Los Angeles and raised in Orange County. Ana’s interest in teaching was initially sparked while working as an instructional assistant for the Orange Unified School District. While working for OUSD she realized … Continue reading Ana Lucero

Christina Wilmer

Educational Facilitator (EF) and 360° Studio TK/K Facilitator – Christina loves learning and exploring alongside children of all ages. She began playing school with her toddler sister at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped playing since. Imagination and connection drive … Continue reading Christina Wilmer

Denise Dare

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Denise has always been a passionate learner and natural teacher, most definitely inspired by her early years at home with her mama who lovingly instilled the values of curiosity, wonder and joy in her heart. After receiving … Continue reading Denise Dare

Desiree Howden

Educational Facilitator (EF): Desiree graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. She earned her Multiple Subject Clear Teaching Credential and her Masters of Education in Cross-Cultural Teaching from National University. She was an elementary school … Continue reading Desiree Howden

Erin Munavu

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Erin Munavu is passionate about education and is very excited to work with homeschooling families as an EF, especially as she continues this homeschooling journey with her son. She has worked in preschools and elementary schools all … Continue reading Erin Munavu

Gretchen Bozanic

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Gretchen Bozanic grew up on California’s Central Coast in Grover Beach (south of Pismo Beach).  She spent the majority of her childhood playing outside at the park, running around the sand dunes, and enjoying the beach. She has always enjoyed … Continue reading Gretchen Bozanic

Heather Ferenc

Lead Facilitator – Lead EF:  From the time she was about 3 years old, Heather could often be found setting up her stuffed animals at desks pretending to teach them. Raised in a family of educators, she followed her passion … Continue reading Heather Ferenc

Heather Mellem

Educational Facilitator (EF) and 360° Studio 5th-8th Grade History Facilitator:  Heather Mellem loves working with students of all ages and enjoys teaching a wide variety of subjects and sports. She is passionate about education and continues to study and grow … Continue reading Heather Mellem

Holly Havenhill

Educational Facilitator (EF): From childhood the thing Holly wanted to be most when she grew up was a mom.  She wanted to be able to pour into her children – to teach, to nurture, to empower, to inspire, to cherish.  … Continue reading Holly Havenhill

Jennifer Brown

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Jennifer Brown is so excited to be an Educational Facilitator with iLEAD Exploration this year! She is married to a wonderful man who is a teacher, has a super sweet four year old son named Logan, and has … Continue reading Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Kimbell

Educational Facilitator (EF): Jennifer has worked in public education since 1999. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and teaching credential from Concordia University. She also went on to get a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and administrative credential. She … Continue reading Jennifer Kimbell

Jennifer Maurer

Educational Facilitator – EF:  Jennifer loves partnering with homeschooling families.  She received her BA in Education from Marquette University and her MA in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.  She has taught in both private and public schools for the … Continue reading Jennifer Maurer

Julia Cho

Educational Facilitator (EF): Julia is excited to serve iLEAD families in supporting their own paths to learning. Her own adventures homeschooling her kids have led her to experience the value of embracing learning in all its shapes/sizes/colors/styles!   Julia was inspired … Continue reading Julia Cho

Kim Lovold

Vendor Coordinator:  Kim Lovold is a Vendor Coordinator at iLEAD Exploration.  Originally from the midwest, she lives in Long Beach with her husband, three children, two pugs and a cat.  Kim graduated from CSUDH with a B.S. in Accounting and … Continue reading Kim Lovold

Lara Durrell

Educational Facilitator (EF):  As a fellow homeschool mom, Lara really enjoys working with her families!  Lara grew up in Mission Viejo, California and moved to Texas after graduating from college in Washington state. Since her college years, she has been regularly involved in … Continue reading Lara Durrell

Lauren Keaney

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Lauren is so happy to be a part of the iLEAD team!  She has been teaching in the public school system for seven years. She loves to watch students problem solve, make life decisions, and grow both … Continue reading Lauren Keaney

Layla Tusko

Educational Facilitator (EF):   Being a homeschooling mom herself, Layla Tusko loves working with homeschooling families. Layla enjoys watching homeschoolers and their parents grow through the customized approach that homeschooling brings. Layla has been homeschooling her children for the past 3 … Continue reading Layla Tusko

Leah Hall

Registrar:  Leah is the Registrar Master School Enrollment Extraordinaire by day and… probably by night, too. Apparently, she has a hard time leaving work undone. If she’s not working, she’s homeschooling her self proclaimed “Mad Scientist” 4th grader and “Wild … Continue reading Leah Hall

Linda Eddy

Educational Facilitator (EF) and 360° Studio Coordinator / 1st-4th Grade Science Facilitator: Linda Eddy enjoys sharing her love of homeschooling as she partners with families on their homeschool journey. Linda graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in … Continue reading Linda Eddy

Linda Larson

Linda Larson – EF:  Linda Larson is a mom of 4 kiddos and has home schooled her kids for the past 11 years.  Now that they are all in high school or college, she is excited to return to teaching … Continue reading Linda Larson

Lisa Rittenhouse

Lead Facilitator – Lead EF: Lisa Rittenhouse loves partnering with families. She attended Point Loma Nazarene University for her undergraduate studies in English and received her teaching credential through Cal State University of Dominguez Hills. After graduating, Lisa taught English … Continue reading Lisa Rittenhouse

Maggie Pulley

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Maggie Pulley is a native Angeleno and has been an educator for about 13 years, after receiving her Masters in Education from Stanford University.  She has worked in public, charter, and independent study schools, and has enjoyed … Continue reading Maggie Pulley

Mandy Larkins

Educational Facilitator (EF): Mandy Larkins has worked as an Education Facilitator and loves the experience she has had working with homeschool families. She is a mother of 5 children ranging in ages from 5 to 16.  As her children have gone … Continue reading Mandy Larkins

Mandy Schutt

Educational Facilitator (EF): Mandy is based in Los Angeles.  She has served as a teacher, educational mentor, and administer in Los Angeles and abroad. Mandy has traveled and lived all over the globe and claims the world as her classroom. … Continue reading Mandy Schutt

Nicole Schwartz

Education Facilitator (EF):  Nicole Schwartz has been in education for over 15 years.  She has a B.A. in Business and Economics and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  She loves teaching children and has a passion for instilling in them a love for … Continue reading Nicole Schwartz

Patti Dedmon

Educational Facilitator (EF) and 360° Studio 1st- 4th Grade Science Facilitator-  Patti Dedmon has been a teacher for nine years. She has taught 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. Patti graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a B.S. in Child … Continue reading Patti Dedmon

Rachel Green

Educational Facilitator (EF): Rachel Green is a passionate educator who loves working with students and families of all kinds.  Rachel received her undergraduate degree from New York University and received two master’s degrees from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education. She taught … Continue reading Rachel Green

Susan Meredith

Educational Facilitator (EF):  Susan Meredith loves the flexibility that homeschooling offers and looks forward to meeting with her students each month to hear about everything that they have been learning. After receiving her BA in International relations / political science … Continue reading Susan Meredith

Tamara Wasserman

Educational Facilitator (EF): Tamara Wasserman is a native of Maine but grew up in Southern California. She is passionate about supporting families through their individual homeschool journeys, navigating all of the opportunities available, and learning together. Tamara has taught in … Continue reading Tamara Wasserman

Tricia Lorenzen

Educational Facilitator (EF): Growing up in a home where both parents were career educators, teaching and learning were not simply a profession, but a lifestyle.   She was fortunate to attend the schools where her mother and father taught, and she came … Continue reading Tricia Lorenzen

Tricia Gallagher

Educational Facilitator (EF) and 360° Studio Coordinator/5th-8th Grade Science Facilitator:  Tricia’s passion for education was exposed early. As a child, she “taught” math and spelling to neighborhood kids on her chalkboard easel. Years later she received a BA in speech … Continue reading Tricia Gallagher