Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:14-21
REX courses: MS World Literature
Christine Arrington has been happily married for 22 years and has resided with her family in Chesapeake, VA since 1996. Prior to beginning her family, she taught high school math professionally. She has been homeschooling her children using a Classical and eclectic approach for 14 years, and recently graduated her eldest daughter. She has taught at various homeschool programs for a decade, and has led Sunday School classes for the last 13 years. Her favorite part of teaching is when the stduents have that "Aha!" moment, when they make connections they had not seen before, or finally understand something that was confusing. She says "When they get excited about it...it gets me excited too!". Her goal in homeschooling is raising her children up to be lifelong learners.
Favorite Bible verse: John 10:14
REX Courses: 9/10 American History
Courtney has been married for 19 years, the last 7 of which her family has lived in Chesapeake. Though formally educated in Elementary Education, Courtney has used her talents to raise her son Jax, who she has been homeschooling for the past 2 years. She has volunteered in Sunday school and church nurseries, and runs a successful online business. Her homeschool philosophy is to encourage students to search for true understanding of concepts, and not just memorization of facts. Courtney is passionate about challenging students to think for themselves.
Favorite Bible verse: Mark 11:23
REX courses: 11/12 Worldview, HS Critical Thinking for Worldview
Jen is a Conservative, Christian military wife of 19 years, and a mother to three children...two teens, who have been homeschooling in Chesapeake, VA for 9 years, and a four year old. Her philosophy of home education can be best described as eclectic, a mixture of travel/experience/adventure based, blended with Traditional and Classical methods. Jen studied Political Science in both undergraduate and graduate school, and studied in England and Israel. She worked as a civilian Intelligence Officer before forgoing her career for the higher calling of raising her children. She brings to REX her passion for history and politics, and her desire to instill critical thinking, effective communication skills, and a love of country in her students.
Favorite Bible Verse: Colossians 3:12-14
Courses at REX: 11/12 British Literature, and HS Art History
Leslie White has been married to her husband for 24 years. Prior to their move to Chesapeake, VA in 2013, Leslie and her family served as missionaries in Malaysia and Thailand for seven years. She has been homeschooling her three teenage children for 17 years and recently graduated her eldest daughter. Leslie's homeschooling method of choice is Classical, which enables children to "own" the material they initially memorize, as they move through grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric phases of developmental learning. Leslie has taught in homeschool co-ops for nine years. She loves seeing her REX students engaged and challenged by different perspectives; and she pours into her classes her passion for reading, discovering, and exploring textual themes and truths.