1st and 2nd Grade Teacher
Associates in Art at John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Bachelors in Business Management at Mid-Continent University, Mayfield, KY
Richelle is a Southern Illinois native. She shares three children with her husband Nick. They attend and serve The Journey 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 was a substitute teacher for over 10 years in Williamson and Franklin Counties, where she gained many skills teaching children of all ages. 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.
From the time she was a small child, she strived to develop her talents artistically and to teach others what she had learned. Richelle felt the holy spirit nudging her to move her youngest child out of public school. 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 be on this 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 really enjoys teaching Phonics and Spelling at Ambleside. The curriculum is not like any other and truly teaches children to confidently read and spell well. Richelle always felt there must be more to education and that enriching subjects like art and nature studies were undervalued in other education systems. Richelle feels it is a true honor to serve God as an Ambleside teacher.