Thanks for stopping by. I’m Jacqueline Wilson, The Homeschool Super Freak.
Sometime prior to 2011, I broke the news to my husband that I wanted to homeschool our daughter. It went something like this:
And so began my journey (which so far has involved laughing, crying, learning, gnashing of teeth, exhaustion, and elation … just to name a few).
I’ve been homeschooling for over five years now, but have been in the education field in some capacity for 16 years. I write and edit academically — books, study guides, and college courses — and have probably written and edited over 50 proprietary books or guides for colleges. (I’ve actually lost count at this point.)
I had been teaching, writing, speaking, and consulting in academic and business fields, so it was a natural inclination to carry that over into homeschooling. I created this site to connect with other homeschoolers and share an honest look at homeschooling (the good, the bad, the ugly, the fabulous) and to also provide different information that will support homeschoolers in their journey.
In addition to being a homeschooler, I am also a/an: educator, college instructor, writer, published author, speaker, consultant, accidental pit bull advocate, feeder of people, and discriminating sock monkey enthusiast.
(Yes, I said discriminating sock monkey enthusiast. Don’t judge.)
We have a small collection of rescued pets at our home.
One more and I win a free set of steak knives.
What’s Up With The Name?
The name Homeschool Super Freak actually came from a joke with other homeschoolers. We would jokingly (and lovingly) refer to ourselves as “homeschool freaks” and then I would say, “I’m not a homeschool freak, I’m a homeschool SUPER freak.”
Own your inner Homeschool Super Freak! (I know, right?)
I hold a Bachelor of Science, a specialized healthcare certification, and a partial Master’s Degree in Distance Education. (I should probably finish it, but I’m too busy, you know, homeschooling my kid.)
I also act as the President and board member for a nonprofit alternative education program, and I am also the Executive Director of another nonprofit organization.
I used to read. A lot. But that was before…