Kristin Royce: Founder/Director
For as long as my working memory extends, I’ve had a love of learning. From helping my mom set up her classroom as a young child to spending a decade in the public schools teaching fifth grade, watching children thrive and have their Ah-Ha moments is what bring me life! My Master’s degree in School Improvement Leadership and Administration and the recent years I’ve spent building our family-run real estate investment company have all given me the experience, wherewithal, and drive to make this vision a reality! I truly feel it is my calling to bring this tutorial to fruition to assist other families, like ours, looking for a different and better way to educate our children. As a family, we have used the world as our classroom and look forward to sharing our experiences and building upon them with our expanding tutorial family! To us, homeschooling means freedom and exploration and a passion for learning that will see our children through their entire lives… I’m getting chills! I LOVE to hear from our readers, so please reach out and let us know how we can help improve your homeschooling experience!
Jennifer DeVille: Co-Director, Tutor
After earning an MA in French Literature, I went to work for a non-profit public school reform foundation at Johns Hopkins University. I received excellent on the job training in the field of education, from research on how children learn to classroom management techniques and everything in between. I began by writing reading prompts and activities and ended up developing curriculum, training teachers to implement the curriculum and visiting many of our country’s “worst” schools. By the time my first daughter was 2 years old (2005), I was ready to homeschool! I joined an umbrella right away for support and encouragement. We started out inspired by the Waldorf method and Charlotte Mason–lots of outdoor time spent observing, gardening and playing. We used Cursive First, Spell to Write and Read, Math-U-See and many, many wonderful library books! My second daughter (almost 13) taught me the valuable homeschool lesson that what works for one, does not always work for another! We have since explored unschooling, project-based learning, and many, many wonderful library books! My son just turned 7, and his journey has been unique as well. I’m excited to be able to offer him hands-on, multi-age group learning experiences through Global Foundations, which I’m sure will include some amazing library books!