2nd & 3rd Grade Teacher

Associates in Art at John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL

Bachelors in Business Management at Mid-Continent University, Mayfield, KY

Richelle was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She is happily married to Nick and they have 3 children, Konnor (18), Kaden (13), and Isabella (7). They also have a new puppy and kitten and an old cat that is not too happy with the new roommates. They attend and serve Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion. She finished her Associates in Art at John A. Logan and her Bachelors in Business Management at Mid-Continent University. She has many years of experience as an artist and has substitute taught for the last 10 years in Williamson and Franklin Counties. She has also been able to teach art, several of those years, to a local christian school and to independent students ranging in age from young to old. The Lord blessed her with a creative brain and a desire, from the time she was a small child, to develop her talents artistically and to teach others. Richelle felt the holy spirit nudging her to move her youngest child out of public school this last year. After much research she fell upon the Charlotte Mason method and felt it was the best option for her and her daughter. At the same time, several people kept telling Richelle to apply to Ambleside. So, after a little research and a lot of prayer, Richelle and Nick made their decision. It was an answer to prayer for their family and they are very excited to begin this new journey together. The richness in education that the Charlotte Mason method allows in the classroom and the value it places on each student really speaks to Richelle's heart. Richelle always felt there must be more to education and that enriching subjects like art and nature studies were undervalued in other education systems.