- The Old Schoolhouse


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..
Crystal Marcum – Curriculum Specialist and Executive Assistant
Crystal has twenty years of experience in education, both in public school setting and homeschooling. As a writer for, Crystal loves to share creative, hands on activities to integrate multiple subjects at the same time. Three smiling faces meet her at the dining room table each morning to begin their day of learning. Homeschool days are filled with blessings, lots of grace, and remembering that her family is “planting with the harvest in mind”. Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, gardening, baking sweet treats, and working on numerous craft projects.

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