With each month’s newsletter, we feature two members of our wonderful records or counseling team members here at HomeLife so that you can get to know them! This month, we would like to introduce you to Phyllis Lerro and Ted May of our Jackson, Tennessee records office.
Phyllis Lerro works with the counseling team, assisting with 11th grade evaluations, and works in the Jackson records office. She graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, and worked for the State of Tennessee for nine years before staying home to educate her children. She returned to work when she began her job at HomeLife two years ago.
She has been married to her husband, Steve, for 26 years, and their youngest daughter is now a senior with HLA. Their two older sons have both graduated as homeschoolers, are married, and have served in the military. Phyllis has been homeschooling for sixteen years, and describes her style of homeschooling as eclectic, much of it hands-on and based on on unit studies.
Phyllis enjoys spending her free time, when possible, with her first grandson, who was born in December of 2013. She also spends much of it with her horses. She has three horses and is a student of Parelli natural horsemanship.
She describes the best thing about her job as “knowing that everything that we do at HomeLife is for the purpose of helping families homeschool their children, and for advancing the cause of homeschooling everywhere.”
Ted May works part-time in our records office, serving our families by helping to process incoming records. He worked for about 29 years as a truck driver, had his own janitorial business for 19 years, and, after retirement, began working alongside his wife, Jackie, at HomeLife. They homeschooled their youngest daughter from the fifth grade through high school. Together, they have three children and five grandchildren.
Ted is very involved with his church and loves taking family vacations. He especially loves the mountains of East Tennessee. He has been a host father to three foreign exchange students. He says he loves “working with good people that love Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and each other” at HomeLife.