Our family began on July 29, 1983, when Daniel and I were married. Today we serve our Lord in Lac La Biche, Alberta. God has given us 5 treasures to nurture. Our three daughters are happily married (to former homeschool students) our oldest son this year and our grandchildren have started coming! Our youngest son is on staff at a YWAM base in Quebec.

My wife, Joyce, and I have been blessed with six children, all of whom are grown and gone from home.  We are thrilled to now have grandchildren on their home education journey and to walk alongside the second generation of home educators!

Since 1992, Glenn has held a variety of positions within the educational field along with working extensively within the home school community as a homeschooling facilitator with WISDOM. He seeks to serve home school families by encouraging parents in their capacity to form their children with excellence and to achieve the goals that have been placed on their minds and hearts.

He and his wife have always home schooled their children and upon completion of their oldest child’s high schooling at home, they found multiple post-secondary options available to her. The success Glenn and his wife have found in preparing their children for a future after home schooling only serves to strengthen their conviction that home schooling has been one of their best decisions they have ever made for their family.

Paul and his wife Mary have been married more than 35 years, have seven children, and home education has been a way of life for them for over 25 years.  The family loves Socratic discussion because it is not just a form of education but a part of daily life – during tea times, during meal times, or while driving to an event. As Mary says, "we have a deep commitment to classical education including philosophy and logic.  It is a part of our life, every day."

Catherine van Kampen is happy to be a part of the WISDOM team.  She has had a variety of teaching positions.  She began teaching in Taiwan in 2004 and that was an adventure!  Next, she moved back to her hometown of Saskatoon and taught Kindergarten while subbing in other schools on days off. Eventually, Catherine ended up in Calgary, her husband Peter's hometown, and taught at both Bishop Grandin High School as well as Father Lacombe High School.  All of these jobs taught her new things...but none prepared her for the next mission she would undertake: homeschooling her own children. From 2013 to the present Catherine has been both delighted and stretched by the process of homeschooling.  Each child being so unique, she is always adjusting, learning to listen, and trying to laugh often. Peter and Catherine have five children.  They enjoy camping and hiking, reading and singing... and thank God for their cozy little house in a big clump of trees. Maybe it looks more like a zoo than a home on some days, but Catherine trusts that good things are growing, and she loves this life!

High School Specialist
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Siebert to our faculty.  Andrew is eager to continue his life-long exploration of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty with all of the students of The Gilbertine Academy, both WISDOM Home Schooling students and the campus students.

As an interdisciplinary adventurer, Andrew has greatly enjoyed connecting history, philosophy, and literature in his classes as a teacher in the Republic of Georgia - the land of Prometheus and Jason's Golden Fleece.  Along with teaching AP courses, Literature, and coaching debate, he has spent the last six years discovering medieval castles and archaeological sites with his wife Rachel and their four homeschooling children.  Andrew loves the outdoors, discussions about the history of ideas, and writing.  

Starting in Fall 2021, Andrew will be directing all English and Social Studies course challenges for students of WISDOM Home Schooling. At the Gilbertine Academy, Andrew will be teaching English and leading socratic seminars in history and philosophy to high school students, with parent and faculty participation. 

Office Manager & High School Advisor
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Rae was home schooled from grade 1 through 12 and enjoyed every minute of the journey.   In the LaRocque house, learning was fun!  Whether it was racing with her sister to complete the math lesson first (with the fewest mistakes), researching every current or passing interest, reading as often as possible, or working with their menagerie of farm pets, Rae's parents taught her that learning is not just something that happens in a classroom from 9 to 3 on weekdays. Learning happens everywhere and should be enjoyable!

High School Advisor - Credits 
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Vic Wiens first became acquainted with home schooling in Alberta when he moved to this province in 1998 to take on the role of principal at Newell Christian School in Brooks, the associate private school for a fairly large homeschool organization. It did not take long for him to appreciate the good work that parents were doing in educating their children. Since that time, he has been the principal of three other schools with homeschool administrations and also homeschooled one of his own children. 

Data Manager
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Janelle is married to Ed, and they have 3 children: 2 home school graduates and one in high school. They have been with WISDOM Home Schooling for 15 years for a total of 18 years home educating. Family time is very important to the Mailhot family, and they like to spend their time together outdoors, cooking, baking or playing cards and board games. You will often hear the guitar or piano being played in their home as they love to create music.

Finance Manager -
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Melissa was raised on fresh air, hard work, and unconditional love in rural north-eastern Alberta. She was "officially"  homeschooled for the second half of her school years, but was introduced to learning at home well before gaining the title of homeschooler. The second-oldest of four sisters, Melissa learned the truth of the proverb, "Many hands make light work," and discovered that laughing with a sister over a shared chore made the time pass more quickly.

Events Director
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Marlane is a WISDOM founder 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, organizing events, and writing her "Notes to Myself" column for the WISDOM Family Magazine.

Socratic Dialogue Online Program Director
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Nicole Noster was home educated for 10 years (Gr. 3 – 12) and upon graduating, obtained her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College, a classical liberal arts college in California. The College uses only primary sources, in particular the great books of Western civilization, to teach students to think logically and objectively across an array of subjects. Rather than lecture, professors guide students using Socratic dialogue, a process that Nicole realized as ideal for prompting students to grapple with questions and come to the answers as conclusions rather than memorized information. After graduation, Nicole worked in program development and management, putting her skills to good use with programs she believed in. Nicole and her husband, Simon, home school their 4 children and strive to always create a culture of learning in their home. In some of her random free time, she likes to garden, help on the family farm, perform choral music, and read lots of everything.

Home School Consultant
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Carolyn's school experience growing up varied from a local school in Central America, a year in a one room country school in Canada, a year being home schooled and grade12 in a large modern high school in Calgary.   Those transitions taught her that the methods used with education were not as important as her own personal motivation to learn.

Home School Consultant
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Terry is happily married to Richard and spent 26 years home educating their four daughters:  Natasha, Rachel, Mikayla and Julia.  She loves the Charlotte Mason Philosophy, Unit Studies and really enjoyed eclectic learning with lots of hands on learning and books when home schooling the girls.  

Home School Consultant
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“For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NASB

For the past 33 years, Carrie and her husband Dennis have lived a life of working hard, raising a family, and a whole lot of moving around – an adventurous lifestyle which has most definitely spoiled them for the ordinary! From Alberta to Texas… and even to the far reaches of Africa, WISDOM has travelled alongside the Martinoskis, playing a vital role in the successful training of their four children and providing educational stability for their nontypical, nomadic life in global missions. Their kids have long since grown and left the next, dramatically changing Carrie’s focus and accelerating her efforts down a career path which is years in the making. Carrie is happy that WISDOM has welcomed her on board and thrilled with the opportunity to pay it forward by helping families navigate through the wide and wonderful (albeit challenging) world of home schooling.

Family Funding Team Lead
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Saul's experience in homeschooling goes back to his early childhood, going through K-12 with WISDOM Home Schooling and eventually starting work full time for the administration in 2014.  He took a couple years off to pursue other ventures, gaining much knowledge and experience working in sales and development.

Family Funding Associate
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Dylan, along with his wife Katelyn, love the homeschooling lifestyle. Katelyn was homeschooled with WISDOM for her entire education. The Kwasnycias are excited to homeschool their two young children, Henry and Emma.

Dylan began his work as a WISDOM Family Funding Associate in October 2020. Since then, he has enjoyed working for families and with coworkers, and finds it very fulfilling to help WISDOM parents to achieve the same kind of aspirations that he has for his own family.

Dylan enjoys board games, trying to keep up with his kids, and taking the summer "off" to be a grain farmer.

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Taylor grew up in a large homeschooling family. As the second oldest of 10 kids, he enjoyed his homeschooling experience through WISDOM from early childhood through graduation.

Taylor has enjoyed working at WISDOM since September 2020, and he loves the office environment. He finds joy in serving the families of WISDOM and working with his fellow employees.

In his downtime, Taylor loves playing board games and spending time with family and friends.

Finance Assistant/Accounts Receivable
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Jim Burgess is a home schooling father to 5 children. As a young adult, Jim had the chance to witness the benefits of home schooling in his brother's family. When he met and married a home schooled graduate, it was with the definite intent to home school their future children.

Graphic Designer
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Naomi started working with WISDOM in 2005... actually, much longer if you consider that the original WISDOM office was in the front room of her childhood home.  Over the years of formally working for WISDOM her work evolved from odd jobs, stuffing magazines and cleaning the office to filing and print management. After a while her role developed into Editorial Assistant and Art Design Technician. She became a font nerd and InD layering geek who loves to make things beautiful to look at and attractive to read.