Contributors to the Red Clay website are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Mo ~ Mo is a Home Learning Mom who has been married to her dearest husband for 12 years, and together they have three bright, energetic, inquisitive, independent-minded boys, ages 5, 9 and 10. They have lived in the Lawrenceville area for 3.5 years since they moved from California to be closer to family. Mo says this about their homeschooling life: “We’ve been a home learning family since we were expecting our first and I stumbled across John Taylor Gatto’s book Dumbing Us Down. The decision was made before I’d finished reading the first chapter, and we haven’t looked back since. I generally describe our homeschool style as ‘relaxed eclectic home learning,’ significantly influenced by the principles of ‘A Thomas Jefferson Education’. We are very much student-directed, giving each child as much freedom as possible to explore their own interests. I don’t consider myself my kids’ ‘teacher’ as much as their ‘co-learner’ and the most advanced (okay, oldest) student in our family. I am an avid reader, and firmly believe that learning should happen ALL of the time, and never, ever, EVER stop, no matter how old you are. Keep working those ‘little gray cells’, and life will be good.” You can find Mo on the web at Five Bears A-Blogging.
Shelli Bond Pabis (Site Administrator) – Shelli lives with her family in Barrow County and is the mother of two boys (born August 2006 and August 2009). She and her husband have been planning to homeschool since her eldest was two years old and they witnessed the benefits of homeschooling from two of their neighbors. Right now she is learning all she can about homeschooling. Though she leans toward an eclectic approach, she knows that it will depend on what works best for her kids. She writes a weekly column for The Barrow Journal on motherhood, homeschooling, and daily life, and you can find her on the web at www.mamaofletters.com.
Sarah N. Stennett (Founder of Red Clay Co-op) resides in Oglethorpe County where she is taking care of her two nephews (born in 2000 and 2006). Home school is a new adventure for Sarah and both of her nephews. The home schooling “style” they use is eclectic, based on textbooks, books, internet, first person accounts (where feasible), students’ interests, etc. Sarah decided to start a secular co-op because there wasn’t one available, and she sought a social setting for her nephews were religion and schooling would be separate and they could learn, play and grow with a diverse group of people.