Leah Coll graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, spending the first ten years of her working life as a critical care RN. When her first child had not learned to read by the end of public school first grade, she went to a local teacher’s store looking for a phonics program; little knowing it would launch them down the homeschool path. As she and her husband began to study education, they soon embraced the classical method. Realizing Latin’s great benefit, and not a little irritated with her own public education, she became determined to master Latin for herself, employing hours of self-study as well-as any university course she could squeeze in.
Leah brings 15+ years of teaching experience, whether in the home, homeschool co-op, or formal classroom setting, including teaching a special gifts child. This will be her first involvement on the teaching side of the computer, but her family is quite familiar with on-line education; her daughter was a student in the first on-line class taught by Bruce Etter back in the dark ages. Leah is delighted to join the Wilson Hill family, hoping to give back in small measure what the on-line classroom has provided her family.
Transplants from Ohio, Leah and her family now live in State College, Pennsylvania, home of the Nittany Lions, where her husband is a physician and remains a loyal Ohio State Buckeye alumnus. When not making lesson plans for school, she prepares for the Children’s ministry at her church, where she gets to spend time with some of her favorite people-children. She loves to read the Scripture, garden, run, swim, share a good cup of coffee with her husband, and nap.
Two favorite homeschool highlights are: 1) Sharing the entire Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Trilogy as a family read-loud, and 2) Lying on a remote mountaintop field with her family long after midnight to view the Perseid meteor shower. Both experiences are highly recommended.