HLA Counselor since 2017
International & Spanish-speaking Academic Counselor


Greetings from sunny Florida! My name is Jill and I am honored to work with Karen to provide counseling for our wonderful Florida families. I live in Oxford, which is right by The Villages. This means I am never too far away from the ocean or DisneyWorld! My husband, Gery, and I have home schooled our four children in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and now Florida, over the past 22 years. We will be graduating our last student in 2018 and it has been a wild and wonderful journey!

The choice to home school has enabled us to travel to South America, Europe, Mexico, and many other wonderful destinations exposing our children to different cultures and different points of view. We have also seen the home school movement grow from a few of us “radicals” meeting around a kitchen table to the well organized movement that it is today.

We have two married children- Hannah, who is mommy to Titus, Evan and Eliza (Yay Grand Babies!) and Daniel, who just got married this year. Our third child, Sarah, is currently at Evangel University on their highest scholarship pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Our “omega” child, Isaiah, is currently taking advantage of Florida’s free Dual Enrollment opportunity. He plans to attend Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL next year. All of our children are strong, independent, successful and, most importantly, following Christ.

We never, even for a moment, regret our choice to home school. Yes, there were difficult days when I wondered if we would ever get through fractions, but we always knew that what we were doing was the best thing for our family. So now I get to be your cheerleader as you navigate the waters of home schooling and I can say, with all confidence, that it will indeed be worth it! Tambien- ¡hablo español!

Si puedo ayudarte de cualquier manera a hacerme saber, por favor. Mi correo electrónico es jill@homelifeacademy.com.