Andrea Thorpe is a Christian, a wife, and a mother of three daughters ages 13, 11, and 6. Prior to becoming a homeschooling mom, Andrea earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, an elementary teaching certificate, and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services. During her nine years in public education, Andrea worked as a classroom teacher and guidance counselor and was recognized as Teacher of the Year. For the past nine years, Andrea has enjoyed teaching her lively trio from the comfort of her family’s New Jersey home. She has taught classes and served within her local homeschool community. In addition, Andrea has written articles for Focus on the Family Magazine (formerly Thriving Family) and Family Magazine by Well Planned Gal, and has penned articles for homeschool websites. After experiencing the benefits of homeschooling first hand, Andrea wanted to encourage other African American families to consider homeschooling and develop a supportive community for African American homeschooling families. In 2014, Andrea created African American Homeschool Moms, a website dedicated to providing encouragement, resources, and information to families homeschooling or considering homeschooling Black children. When not homeschooling or working at her computer, Andrea may be found hanging out with family and friends, searching for bargains in antique and thrift stores, working on home décor projects, and cheering loudly at her girls’ soccer games.