Welcome to the leader page of WCHC! We’re so glad you are here and wanting to get to know those of us who help direct the vision of our homeschool co-op community!

BOARD MEMBERS

Board meetings are held once annually and once every quarter along with a few special meetings to oversee the operation of the Co-op and to pray for WCHC families. WCHC Board members have homeschooled children enrolled in Co-op or are currently teaching at WCHC.
Nominees must have actively participated in WCHC for at least one Co-op session. Board vacancies are filled by unanimous approval of current Board members. If you’d like to let us know that you’d be interested in serving on the board, please email us!

Kyli Erickson- President

Hello all, my family has been attending WCHC for the last 5 years and it’s where I see us for the next 10! WCHC has turned into our family and I am so excited to help WCHC become a family for others as well! I have served as Secretary of the Board for the past 4 years and I am excited to mix things up a bit by serving as President this year. I look forward to seeing how WCHC can further serve homeschoolers in our valley.

Jamie Clark – Vice President

Hello there!- I am looking forward to serving our home school community. I genuinely want to get to know you and your heart as we walk this glorious adventure of homeschooling with the children that God has entrusted to us. 
My husband and I have been homeschooling our 5 children for 13 years. I have had a variety of experiences through homeschooling feeling the weight that it often times brings. Having a co-op like this is such a blessing. What a great opportunity to be with like minded women and men in Christ, raising our children to glorify him, living in community with grace and communion. Two of my top priorities are fighting for a strong marriage and raising godly children but I also enjoy reading, being in nature, cooking, and keeping a household running smoothly. This is a calling put on our lives and sometimes it takes an understanding individual to help through the process. I have a passion for gentle learning through the Charlotte Mason method and a bit my own for sanity purposes. “To God be the glory.”

Secretary – Lana Hurd

Angela Matson – Treasurer

Sandy Zimchek – Membership Coordinator

I am so honored to be serving this year as the co-op vice president and am looking forward to what this year has in store!​ ​There are a lot of things I love. I love my husband Zach and my 2 boys more than words can describe. I love my dog. I love anything that involves nature whether it be hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, bird watching, snowshoeing, kayaking- the list goes on and on! I love to sing and play my guitar. I love education. If you had asked me 17 years ago if I would consider homeschooling my children, I would have laughed and said, ”No way!”. Because at that time I was teaching kindergarten at a christian elementary school and had every intention of my children attending a school like mine. The longer I taught however the more my opinions changed. I saw families struggling with overwhelming schedules and deadlines. I also observed many students experiencing academic burnout by the age of 9, which was heartbreaking. So when my first son was born we moved back to the northwest and I decided to stay home with him. My life was so different and refreshing as compared to when I was teaching in a classroom. A couple years later my second son was born and I knew that it was time to think about school for my oldest. I kept dreading the thought of the rushing, and the rigid scheduling that I associated with classrooms. So I decided to homeschool my oldest for kindergarten (I was a kindergarten teacher after all right?!?!). My son and I had so much fun together and I was able to tailor his instruction to meet his individual needs. We had freedom in our schedule and we able to go on fieldtrips more often than any classroom I had been in! After that first year homeschooling, we never looked back and have been loving the flexibility and freedom we have found with homeschooling ever since! We discovered the Co-op 3 years ago and it has added so much to our lives. My boys have found so many wonderful friends and truly love learning and interacting with everyone here at Co-op. I have found an amazing support system of mother’s who understand the challenges and the joys of homeschooling our children. God has blessed us in so many ways through this wonderful community of home educators.

 DIRECTORS

Director of Students ages 6-10 – Amber Zacher

Helps the WCHC board to design a schedule that best fits the needs and wants of the students in this age group and their parents.

Director of Students ages 11-13 – Rachel Whitson

Helps the WCHC board to design a schedule that best fits the needs and wants of the students in this age group and their parents.

Director of Students ages 14-18 – Samantha Coy

Helps the WCHC board to design a schedule that best fits the needs and wants of the students in this age group and their parents.

TEAM LEADERS

The Board shall have the right to set up and function through such teams by the President of the Board of Directors. The President of the Board of Directors shall serve as ex-officio member of each team. Except as specifically authorized by the Board of Directors, all decisions of the teams shall be advisory in nature. The teams shall meet at such times and places agreed upon by the membership of the teams.

Wenatchee Valley 4-H Club Leader – Mandi Rodstol

Supervises and directs the Wenatchee Valley 4-H Club program and works under the direction of WSU Extension personnel to ensure that the objectives and standards of the WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program are met.

Prayer Team Leader – Lana Hurd

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