Reviews - The Old Schoolhouse



Stephanie Hopson – Business Manager – Homeschool Review Crew
Stephanie lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with her husband Joe and two children, Katheryn age 12 and Joey age 8. They have been married for 13 years. She worked in the social work field for 14 years and after much prayer decided to come home and homeschool our kiddos. Katheryn was in 5th grade when they started to homeschool and Joey was in 1st. Together they have seen them really flourish since bringing them home about a year and a half ago. Stephanie is grateful for the opportunities that homeschooling has provided her family. She loves getting to spend time with family and she also enjoys reading and is always up for a game of trivial pursuit!

Amanda Hopkins – Social Media Manager – Homeschool Review Crew
Amanda is a stay at home mom to four kids, 17 down to 3. She started this shortly after getting married when she and her husband adopted their oldest son. Homeschooling didn’t start right away, but when it did, the whole family fell in love with it. While Amanda likes to think they follow a Charlotte Mason style homeschool style, she is also the first to admit that she follows the leads and interests of her kids first and foremost. She has been with the Homeschool Review Crew since 2014 and has been blogging at Hopkins Homeschool since 2013.

Chareen Rushworth – Blog Manager – Homeschool Review Crew
Chareen is a South African born, Kiwi living in beautiful Victoria Australia with her Zoo Keeper husband of 28 years Paul and their three Children. Two have graduated and she is currently home educating her youngest son through the highschool years using a Charlotte Mason / Delight Directed approach.  Chareen has been home educating for 20 years and is passionate about supporting and encouraging homeschool Mom’s on their journey. She is an avid lover of good books and great read alouds and enjoys scrapbooking, card making and the Word of the Lord. Chareen blogs about her journey as a Wife, Mother, Homeschooler, Daughter and Friend over at Every Bed of Roses. She has been part of the Crew since 2013.

Tess Hamre –  Review Quality Manager for Homeschool Review Crew and Single Product Reviews Manager
Tess had planned to balance a semi-professional career in theatre with being a wife and mother. God had other plans. She and her husband John have been married for 25 years and have four amazing daughters. She was first introduced to the idea of home education when her oldest daughter was a mere 14 months old. Three of her daughters have graduated their home school but Tess continues to home educate her medically fragile, special needs, miracle girl. Tess joined the crew in June 2010 as it began its 3rd year. She lives in wet, rainy, but beautiful western Washington with her family. You can find Tess blogging at: Circling Through This Life.

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).