INSTRUCTORS & VOLUNTEERS
For the protection of our students and staff, all instructors and volunteers at LMCA have Pennsylvania State Child Abuse and criminal clearances.
One of the original founders of LMCA, Miss Ronni has advanced degrees in education and has been homeschooling for over ten years. As well as being an administrator, Miss Ronni spends her days at LMCA exposing students to the wonders and mysteries of the world through science. The energy she brings to LMCA as a content level science instructor goes unmatched in the area of science education.
When not busy with LMCA duties, Miss Ronni enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her passion for nature and animals shows in her enjoyment of hiking, gardening, and exploring state parks and wooded areas.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
-William Butler Yeats
"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
-Clay B. Bedford
One of the original founders of LMCA, MIss Jessica has advanced degrees in education and has been homeschooling for over ten years. As well as being an LMCA Administrator, Miss Jessica's passion for teachning helps her to enlighten and engage students at LMCA. When not at LMCA she enjoys sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
"Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
"Childern are not a distraction from work. They are the most important work."
Miss Sarah is a mom of four and has been enjoying the freedom of homeschooling for over five years. Her interests include gardening, reading, and all things Irish.
"Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that is the stuff life is made of."
-Poor Richard's Almanack
Miss Julie has been homeschooling for over 15 years and enjoys the support and fun that LMCA offers her family. While on site, Miss Julie oversees many aspects of the LMCA program for the nursery and grade 1-2 classrooms. When not busy with schooling, her pastimes include reading, gardening, family time, and brewing up herbal tonics and remedies. Her dream is to one day live as the pioneers once did with her husband on a small homestead.
"Acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. "
An instructor at LMCA since 2013, MIss Sandy has been homeschooled for over ten years and has graduated three of her four children. Her fun, interesting, and hands-on teaching style engages and excites even the most reluctant learner. In addition to being an instructor, Miss Sandy carries the weight of many administrative duties.
When not teaching or planning interactive LMCA lessons, Miss Sandy looks forward to spending time with friends and family. She loves many outdoor activities including gardening, swimming, biking, and hiking.
"A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" Proverbs 16:9
When not involved in LMCA duties, Dr. Michael Krom is chair of the philosophy department at Saint Vincent College where he instructs college students in the areas of political philosophy, Ancient and Medieval philosophy, as well as ethics. He studied Latin in Ireland and has offered Latin instruction to LMCA students in the past. In addition to instructing Latin, he doubles as LMCA's esteemed Treasurer.
“We call those studies liberal which are worthy of a free man. . . . I may affirm with fullest conviction that we shall not have attained wisdom in our later years unless in our earliest we have sincerely entered on its search.”
~Petrus Paulus Vergerius, The New Education (c. 1400)
Miss Barb began homeschooling in 2006 and has never looked back. A history enthusiast at heart, she is enjoys teaching a variety of subject at LMCA. Miss Barb enjoys gardening, traveling to Michigan to visit family, and losing herself in a good book.
"How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."
A regular face around LMCA, Miss Diane is the second set of hands that the teachers often need in the classroom. Whether helping lead a phonics lesson, monitoring kids while on recess, or running the sweeper, the help of volunteers like Miss Diane keep the program running smoothly. Having raised two kids herself, Miss Diane enjoys being a part of LMCA as much as the students themselves.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Miss Jenn joined LMCA in 2013 as the Drama Program Director and added Art Instructor to her title in 2014. Always smiling, Miss Jenn loves family, nature, and music. She finds happiness in creativity and encourages students to develop their own unique style in their work. Jen's creativity and kindness toward each student are a blessing to our program.
“It is in loving, not in being loved, the heart is blessed; It is in giving, not in seeking gifts, we find our quest; Whatever be your longing or your need, that give; So shall your soul be fed, and you indeed shall live.”
–Apples of Gold, author unknown
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Miss Lacey is a mom of 5 children and has been homeschooling for the past several years. Besides her husband and children, her favorite things include running, hiking, camping, reading and a good cup of coffee. Miss Lacey continues to work as a clinical dietitian outside of the home and is very involved in her church and local scouting group.
"God never denies us our heats desire except to give us something better. "
Miss Jenna has a BA in Communications and a Minor in Sociology. She's been homeschooling for the past 5 years. She never thought it was something that she would end up doing, and she could not imagine life any other way! She spends a lot of time at her family's small farm, and she loves to travel~ especially to the beach!
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give." Eleanor Roosevelt
JAMIE RUSOVICK -SMITH
JEN DA CONCEICAO
Miss Rebecca has been homeschooling her theee boys for 8yrs. She is a fellow homeschool alumni herself and continued her education afterwards receiving a bachelors and masters degrees in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Before to moving to Greensburg, she taught at Totus Tuus homeschool coop for 5+ years. She also teaches private home economics classes. In her free time she can be found hiking, knitting, gardening or baking. She is delighted to join LMCA this year teaching 3/4 science.
“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” -Mother Teresa
Miss Jamie has tried a little bit of a lot of things. This year’s adventure was the decision to teach drama and we’ll see what next year brings! When she’s not homeschooling or playing with her four children, Jamie loves writing fantastical or spooky stories, dancing, being ridiculous, and anything Disney. Her philosophy in teaching and in life is basically this: Personal growth comes from doing hard things, so do the hard things!
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
Andrew is a student at Saint Vincent College studying Philosophy and Theology. He is the club president of Respect Life and Fishing. Being homeschooled for grades 1-5, he understands the value that it can have, and is happy to be a part of it for the students he helps.
"There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens," (Eccl. 3:1)
Miss Jen has been a teacher for over ten years, and is excited to bring her love of technology to LMCA. To her, learning is all about the experience, and that usually involves some failure as well as the grit to keep going. Besides teaching, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and building Legos.
“If plan A doesn't work, don't worry. The alphabet has 25 more letters.” --unknown
Miss Sandy has been involved in LMCA for the past several years and brings her love of music and art alive in the LMCA classroom. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and traveling to Florida.
“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen