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!

Sami Coy – President

My name is Samantha Coy and my family has been attending WCHC since Fall Session 2015. After that session, I wanted to do my part to make sure the co-op continued to run smoothly, so I joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer and served in that position until the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The President position opened for the 2018-2019 school year, and with some hesitation on my part, God kept pulling my heart to serve there. I did not feel fit for the President position, but then again many great leaders in the Bible often felt inadequate to their callings. I heavily rely on God and the other Board Members and Leaders to lead our co-op and am so very thankful for the hard working leaders God has placed in our co-op who work well together as a team and have truly become a family. My husband and our children are very supportive of my position at the co-op and often help out where they can. 

God lead our family to homeschool when my oldest was 3 years old and I am so thankful He did. It has been very challenging and rewarding. God continues to provide the resources and community to encourage myself and my family on our journey. We have been homeschooling for 7 years now and plan to homeschool all 7 of our children.
I would be happy to share my whole life story, but would much rather get to know you in person! Please feel free to reach out and connect with us! We are a community of grace filled, God fearing and loving home educators who truly want to encourage others on their journeys, enrich our families lives in fellowship with others, and educate our students in areas of interest and passion.

Sandy Zimcheck – Vice President

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.

Koreena Vandel – Treasurer

I always wanted to homeschool my kids but didn’t know how or where to start. After my oldest daughter completed her Kindergarten year in public school we decided to dive in to homeschool for first grade. Thankfully I landed in a supportive community of other parents navigating their way through homeschool education as well. After a couple sessions away, co-op and its special vibe drew me back and I’m so excited! I’m here for the momma’s. I’m here for the unique encouraging support that I have found only here at WCHC. I’m here to serve other momma’s walking this walk too. Outside of homeschooling, I have a family of 6 who love to play. Jiu Jitsu, swimming, rock climbing, hiking, hunting, camping… you name it! Outside of my family I’m a creative soul with a quirky personality. I love writing, photography, reading, learning new things, and challenging myself to grow. If you can’t find me I’m usually somewhere with a bag of peanut m&ms or my label maker or both because yolo.

Deanna Littrell – Member-At-Large

I joined the board in 2018 and have been a part of WCHC since early 2016. We love the co-op culture and the families we have met here have become some of our greatest friends. I have four kiddos ages 8 and younger. My husband and I decided to start homeschooling from the beginning and we’ve enjoyed the freedom and closeness it’s brought our little fam. Our goal is for our children to be rooted in their faith and become unshakeable before they’re out in the world; to be truly set apart.
As a family we love pizza movie-nights, hiking, and visiting Portland, OR to experience some “city” life. We live off-grid on a mountain with our German Shepherd in a house that my husband built. I love exotic cuisine, and dislike making dinner. I have big dreams to travel abroad with my Hubs and become a total foodie. Sometimes I quote movie lines. And even though I’m a total 90s kid, 80s music is my jam. You can always find me in the kitchen— whether it be having a dance party with my kids or doing the dishes. So. Many. Dishes.

 DIRECTORS

Director of Students ages 0-7 – Lana Hurd 

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 8+ – 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.

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