- The Old Schoolhouse


Leigh Morrison – Executive Manager

Leigh Morrison, M.A., is the Executive Manager at Her desire is to help kids and adults of all abilities reach new heights in learning. Since 1994, Leigh has been licensed in education and speech-language pathology and has worked with students across a variety of learning environments. Leigh and her husband Chris have three children, homeschooled since birth. Two are graduated and pursuing God’s plans for their adult lives. Leigh loves spending time playing table games with her family, chatting with her husband on the porch swing, and reading novels.

Tammie Bairen – Editorial Assistant
Tammie BairenTammie Bairen lives in sunny, historic St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband, John, and their three children. Her oldest child is graduating from high school this year, and her youngest will be entering her high school years this fall. She joined in spring 2013 as a star contributor, writing articles for the Everyday Easels and This Day in History Dailies. A year later, she began editing for and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. She is also an acquisitions editor for a small publishing company. She loves to learn and teach classes at her homeschool co-op. When she finds the time, she likes to cross-stitch, build puzzles, read historical fiction, and work on her own novel.

Carolyn VanGorkom – Quality Assurance Manager / Curriculum Specialist

Carolyn VanGorkom lives in Northern California with her family.  Her husband, Dan, is a local worship pastor.  Their oldest child–homeschooled from first grade–graduated high school a couple years ago, and their youngest of two is not far behind.  Carolyn’s 15-year homeschool journey was preceded by a career as a credentialed math teacher and as a Christian school teacher of many subjects.  She joins Schoolhouse Teachers as a curriculum specialist on the quality assurance team.  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

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