Cassidy Cash is a math educator, homeschool mom, author, and speaker. For over 12 years Cassidy has been the tutor schools and educators call in when they have students who are failing math. Over the years of helping failing math students what she came to find is that most of the students were not failing math because of any learning disability or cognitive learning gap. Instead, what she discovered is that the majority of those students needed someone to explain the math in terms they could understand—to use real world activities and demonstrations to make the math come alive. Once the explanation was given in terms the student related to personally, almost all of Cassidy’s students return to their math classes to achieve A’s and B’s in their classes. Seeing that there were many students who needed this kind of help, but too many to be able to work with them each personally, Cassidy created her blog, http://www.cassidycash.com , to share with other tutors, parents, students, and educators the methods she had discovered to help students succeed in math. She also founded the company, Have Fun Learning, to provide active education lesson plans that bring science-lab type activities to the math class. Her most recent book, “9 Myths about High School Math and the truth that brings peace to your kitchen table” is available as an ebook on Amazon.com. Cassidy lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, Tim, and their two sons.
Mari Fitz-Wynn and her husband, Edward, homeschooled their six children over the course of seventeen years. She is the founder and president of Heart to Home School Ministries, Inc., a 501 c (3) organization that sponsors an annual winter conference and back to school seminar to provide opportunities for veteran home educators to develop mentoring relationships with new home school families. She is a popular speaker and has been invited to speak to women’s conferences and retreats throughout the US and outside of the country.
Van Marosek homeschooled three girls that are all now in high school. They are in 12th, 10th, and 9th grade! She holds a college degree in Business and Statistics. She also writes in columns posted on the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Dwayne is self-taught artist with a huge passion for creativity. Ever since he was eight years old he was interested in art, and at age ten he sold his first drawing to his Aunt for $5. That was a lot of money at that age, so he decided to engage in his first form of entrepreneurial education by walking house-to-house in his neighborhood selling his artwork.
By middle school, everybody knew him as an artist. In 8th grade, his Language Arts teacher criticized him for bringing his art portfolio to every class with him because she saw it as a distraction. One day she got fed up, pulled him outside of the classroom for a one on one, held his art portfolio in her hand, looked him in the eyes and said, “This won’t get you anywhere in life, my class will.” The competitive nature in him saw that as a challenge because his passion for art trumped any negativity. he practiced drawing twice as hard, stayed up twice as late and studied twice as much. he went on to win highly competitive art competitions locally, statewide and nationally.
Dwayne was interviewed by CBS news and the AJC about his experience winning a contest that granted an all expense paid trip to Italy to diversify his art skills. he was honored to sell his artwork to Thomas Arvid, one of the top artists in the world. he was requested four times to do live drawings at Frank Ski’s Celebrity Wine Tastings accompanied by executives of fortune 500 companies and celebrities such as NeYo, Chris Tucker, Dikimbe Mutumbo and Dr. J.
Art is about experimenting and trial and error and his talent improved drastically because of his work ethic and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. By 17 years old, he was proficiently self-taught in graphite, charcoal, and pastel drawing, oil and acrylic painting, and graphic design. Art taught him how to facilitate the details of his own ideas, how to effectively communicate his ideas to others and how to think critically about how he see the world around him.
Renee Miller and her late husband Randy Miller were married 34 years, when the Lord took him home. They began their family business, Miller Pads and Paper, over 27 years ago with the purpose of serving families and christians through the manufacturing and sale of their paper products and over 6,000 art and educational products.
During those 27 years, Renee has enjoyed speaking with families at the 30 plus conventions she attends yearly; encouraging them ”to run the race well and to press on “. Renee Is mother to 4 grown children and their spouses. She Is grandma to 6 (and growing), grandchildren. She enjoys family gatherings and being Involved In their lives, cheering them on In whatever God has them doing. As her family and business grew so did her love for the Lord. In His faithfulness, God has gently led her through many trials and opportunities, all for the sake of glorifying and honoring Him. After the Lord took Randy home, He asked Renee to share her many life experiences as a wife, mom, grandma and business owner. Her prayer Is that the Lord will bless you as she shares her life’s Journey and the Lords’ faithfulness In all things.