Marlane is WISDOM's Associate Director; and she takes the WISDOM ministry to heart. Home schooling has long been her way of life, and she draws from her personal life when assisting WISDOM families and when writing her well-loved column for the WISDOM Family Magazine - "Notes to Myself". Marlane and her husband Ken began home schooling their eldest child while Marlane was pregnant with the fourth of six children. She went through years of struggles and research trying to do "school at home", before adapting her approach to one that nourished a love of learning in her children. She completed home educating with the credit of having taken her six children all the way through high school at home. Now a grandmother of 18, Marlane has taught children of all ages while running a home, serving her community, and meeting the needs of other home schoolers.
Through her work with WISDOM, Marlane has been a part of the trials and victories of education in other people's homes, spending many hours each year - on the phone and in person - assisting parents.