Born in Ontario, Canada, but raised mainly in southern California, Annette began her journey in the field of education after hearing a radio broadcast which was desperately recruiting substitute teachers for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Between jobs, and in need of employment, Annette seized the opportunity, found that she had a passion for working with young ones, and went back to school for her teacher credential. She worked in classrooms for over 10 years before getting married and staying home to raise a family of her own.
Annette’s middle child, who was born with multiple life-threatening allergies to common foods, was the motivation for the family to try homeschooling. It turned out to be so much fun that the rest of the family joined in the following year. Now, Annette’s three daughters are quite the young ladies, with the youngest being in high school. It seemed the perfect time to start a new adventure with iLEAD Exploration, as Annette desires to share her experiences with new families and work with like-minded colleagues. In her spare time, Annette also enjoys blogging about homeschooling and creating items for her Etsy shops.