My name is Kristina. I am a mom, a teacher, a web designer, and an advocate of true education reform. After teaching for 5 years in NYC, frustration, frequent illness, and anxiety compelled me to leave and work from home. Additionally, I wanted to focus on homeschooling my daughter as I firmly believe that until there is true educational reform, our children don’t stand a chance in the overcrowded, under-staffed, test-centered schools of today.
About My Family:
It’s just the three of us. My husband Drew is my rock. He parents (not babysits) and is my partner in this homeschooling journey. He is a bit skeptical about homeschooling as he doesn’t want our daughter to miss out on the experience of school. However, he trusts my judgement and has agreed to take this walk with me. We have known each other for a long time and have grown with one another over the years.
And then there is the recently five year old Tornado. I’m sorry, it’s The Tornado. She is the perfect combination of both me and her father and has our stubbornness and determination. She loves cars, garbage and fire trucks, planes, dolls, tutus, the color purple, and art. She is a rough and tough girl with a thirst for learning.
We are a multicultural family and believe that no one has the right to label you. We are raising our daughter to respect and find pride in her heritage. We are also an Atheist/Anti-Theist family and teach most religion as we do Greek Mythology.
About the Blog
For the Love of Education will chronicle my homeschooling journey and will serve as a place to discuss some of the issues facing teachers, children, parents, and administrators. It is a place to remove politics from education and focus on the true purpose of it- to provide children with a life-long love of learning and to help them develop the skills (both basic and advanced) that they will need to become the policy-makers of the future.