Our Team

We are a tight-knit group of educators who share similar values on creating a culture of dignity in the classroom, establishing trust and rapport, training for comprehension over obedience, and helping students achieve independence in writing. Because of these unique and high standards, our team is small, something you will likely notice as you browse this page. Our size means we offer less scheduling flexibility than larger centers, but it also means that we are wholly committed to making sure that every student in our program makes visible progress toward their potential.

Our instructors are…

  • IEW-accredited educators, 
  • nurturing and patient leaders,
  • well-read individuals,
  • skilled and enthusiastic writers, and
  • experienced educators from public, private, and homeschool settings.

Each instructor brings a unique skillset and teaching style to our classrooms, so during our consultation process, we learn more about your child’s personality and interests so that we can make the best match.

Lauren Bridgeford


Rebekah Gilbert


Deanna Heikkinen


Hollie Edwards


Molly Bruening


Heather Turpin


Kathleen van Every



Sydney manages the admissions process and supports instructors in their work with students, while Christine works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Sydney Hoff

Founder and Director

Christine Politte

Program Coordinator

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