2021-2022 Junior Co-op Facilitators
Dionne is a native Floridian who grew up in Tampa and moved to Sarasota 19 years ago. She has been married to her wonderful husband Weylu for 16 years, and they have three amazing children. In 2004, Dionne earned an Associate of Arts degree with a focus in early elementary education from Manatee Community College. God laid homeschooler on Dionne and Weylu’s hearts in 2014, and it has been an amazing adventure since then. LAF has been a part of the Chang family homeschool journey from the beginning, and Dionne has been a member of the science facilitator team for the past three years. She looks forward to exploring God’s marvelous creation with your students this year!
Wendy is a mom of six children ages 2-20 years old. She has homeschooled her children for over 17 years. Wendy believes every child is different and every homeschool family is different. She is passionate about helping new homeschool families find a “grove” that works for them.
Self-Contained Kindergarten, Tuesdays
K – 3 Our 50 States
Brandi is a Florida state certified teacher with a Master’s degree from the College of Education at Florida State University. She has been teaching in the state of Florida since 2003. Even after transitioning to home-schooling, Brandi has remained active in the field of education by working for various school boards in Florida as well as attending conferences as an advisor for various teaching certification tests.
Brandi has been married to her husband, Kevin, since 2006. They have three beautiful children: Abi, Kevin, and Emma. Brandi homeschools all three of her children as well as being a facilitator at LAF. When she is not busy teaching, she enjoys outdoor time with her family, the beach, fishing, and various theme parks.
K – 3 Art
Crystal graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2001. A few months later, she married her husband Jeff. She taught 1st and 2nd grade for 4 years, and during that time, she moved from Tennessee to Florida. She is mom to 5 children: Macayla, Mariah, Joshua, Andrew, and Elizabeth. She enjoys teaching, homeschooling, being with her family, doing art, reading books, camping, and kayaking.