Carolyn VanGorkom – Director of

Carolyn VanGorkom lives in Northern California with her family. Her husband, Dan, is a local worship pastor. Both of their children – homeschooled from 2006 – have now graduated from high school. Carolyn’s 16-year homeschool journey was preceded by a career as a credentialed math teacher and as a Christian school teacher of many subjects. She joined Schoolhouse Teachers as a curriculum specialist on the quality assurance team; she is now working with the editing team as well. Her other interests include singing on the worship team, writing historical novels (she has two published on Amazon), and blogging about history and current events. You can find her website at

April Durham – Senior Editor

April Durham is a Carolina Girl, through and through. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. She worked as a Special Education teacher in the public school system before beginning her homeschooling journey with her own children in 2012. April has worked as a freelance editor since 2010, and she joined the editing team in 2019. She loves working with words, whether that’s helping others make the most of their written works or creating written works of her own. She has published two inspirational books, as well as numerous poems, short stories, and articles.

Brigitte Brulz – Editing Coordinator, Lesson Designer

Brigitte Brulz is a Christian homeschooling mom, author, and journal creator. Her book Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles was chosen for the 2019 Read Across Connecticut Program. Other writings of hers have been published online and in magazines, including in The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, Clubhouse, and Clubhouse Jr. In addition to writing, Brigitte enjoys serving at church, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. She has created courses for and joined the team as the Quality Assurance Editor in 2021. She is now the Editing Coordinator.

For free coloring pages, activity ideas, more information about Brigitte’s writing adventure, and details about available books and journals (including a Field Trip journal, High School Years journal, Adventure Writing Prompt journal, and Reading journals), please visit her website at

Ginny Miller – Interactive Content Coordinator

Ginny lives in Northeast Tennessee in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Her husband, Joel, is a student pastor at a local church where he has served for the past eight years. They have two sons who are currently in ninth and tenth grades. Ginny has a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and worked as an ESL teacher, adult developmental studies teacher, and spent one year teaching English at a private school. She also has extensive administrative experience in medical offices and as a bookkeeping assistant. Ginny has been a stay-at-home mom since having their first son. It was a natural transition to start homeschooling her two boys in PreK and Kindergarten even though she never planned to homeschool. God had other plans and eleven years later, the boys are still homeschooled as well as attending a hybrid school for several classes. While homeschooling, Ginny worked for six years as the director of a local homeschool community before joining The Old Schoolhouse in August 2020. Ginny started out the first few months in the sales department before transitioning to Schoolhouse Teachers’ interactive content team. Ginny worked for several months as an interactive content developer before adding front-end leader as part of her job. In December 2021, Ginny accepted the position of Interactive Content Coordinator. While Ginny coordinates the efforts and leads the interactive content team, she still loves and continues to develop interactive content for


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