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Aug 23, 2020 @ 01:00

Bethany McWhirter

Educational Facilitator & Intervention Coordinator

Program: Classic Home Study
Function: Educational Facilitator

Favorite Quote

“Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats

About Bethany

After a childhood in remote corners of the midwest, Bethany has lived in central Los Angeles for almost ten years. She loves both city and country life and now gets her nature fix by camping and visiting her brother’s farm.

Bethany brings extensive homeschooling experience to iLEAD, as she was homeschooled in her childhood from grades K-12 (using nearly every curriculum available back in the day). She also helped teach her younger siblings and now homeschools her own kids.

Bethany’s ten year classroom teaching journey began in kindergarten and first grade classrooms before moving up to middle school special education classes in math, history and science and then on to high school college and career counseling and academic intervention. She has five siblings with special needs and has a special place in her heart for these kids, and loves the way homeschooling allows us to teach every child the way they learn best.

Bethany’s favorite quote on education is, “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire,” and she is excited about all the ways homeschooling parents can light fires of curiosity, passion and talent within their children.

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