Maggie has been working in education for over 10 years. As a homeschool graduate herself, Maggie participated in many unique learning experiences which sparked her interest in a variety of subjects. While still in high school, she began teaching dance at Motion Express School of Dance and Acrobatics where she had studied since age four. She also began assistant directing a youth swing choir and working as an in-home behavioral therapy implementer for a child with autism. In college at Maryville University, Maggie majored in elementary education with an emphasis in social studies and minor in music. During this time she also served at the Gateway House of Prayer leading worship and prayer sets, worked in her university tutoring center, and ran her own private piano and voice instruction business. Having participated in many mission trips over the years through her church and YWAM, Maggie planned to use her educational training to be a missionary overseas. However, her student teaching experiences in public schools around St. Louis drew her attention to the children in need of high quality, compassionate teachers within her own city. After college, she spent 7 years teaching in schools with at risk students. Her final 2 years were spent providing intervention services in math and reading, as well as services for English Language learners. Maggie continues to teach private voice and piano lessons, as well as perform as a professional vocalist in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Maggie loves building relationships with students and tailoring learning experiences to creatively meet their learning needs. As Maggie and her husband Nick prepare to welcome their third boy in September, she is especially excited to make the transition from working in a school setting to the homeschool setting.