Legacy Homeschool Enrichment Center
Building a legacy in knowledge and faith
At pick up you will be sure to see Mrs. Burton, and possibly her permanent sidekick Joey. This is her second year with Legacy. She fixes bathrooms, makes playgrounds bigger, and tends to leave her cape at home. With kids in 6th, 4th and 1st grade, this is her seventh year of homeschooling. The Christmas season holds a special place in heart as her favorite holiday. Her mom is a BIG hugger, she hugged her kids everyday. Jamie remembers those hugs fondly, and shares that love of hugging with her kids all day, every day. At home, she also takes care of a lab mix puppy named Annabelle. When she was in 3rd grade her family moved to the island of Okinawa, Japan while her Dad was in the military. So you may want to ask her if she remembers any Japanese.
Autumn Cash has been worked with children most of her life, whether it was Sunday school, camp directing, VBS Leader, or teaching preschool. She has three children, 15, 8 and 5; the younger two have enjoyed homeschooling for 3 years now. While she can't name one favorite holiday, she does enjoy any time to celebrate. Her mom taught her that; "Patience is a virtue," and "An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind." Her family has a old Cat (who thinks she's a dog), Taurus, and a new puppy, Leia. The most unusual place she has visited is China on a ministry trip. It made her realize that the world is very different, but the love of people is the same.
Mrs. Herrman loves HISTORY so much, she wants to share it with your kids! She subbed a lot last year and took a full time position this school year. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, but 12 years ago, she and her husband were married on New Year’s Eve. Now the two holidays are tied in her eyes. Her Mom taught her to, “Treat others the way you want to be treated, not the way they treat you.” If you have ever met Mrs. Herrman, you know she lives by this advice still today. Her house is full of animals though she doesn’t feed them as they are all her daughters’ stuffed ones. The beach seems to call her name, as Costa Rica and Puerto Rico are two of her favorite places she has ever visited.
Mrs. Johnson has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. After graduation, she was able to spend some time in Spain and further increase her knowledge of the Spanish language and culture. She has three children in 6th, 4th, 1st, and has been homeschooling for 5 years. Her favorite holiday would have to be Thanksgiving. "Getting together with family and over eating is always a favorite!" The lesson she learned from my her Mom that she still uses today is "Honesty is the best policy." She has three pets; a horse, dog & cat. The cat is actually her daughter's cat. The most unusual place she has visited would have to be the Cosmos Mystery Area in South Dakota. "There is something wrong with the gravity and everything is a bit wonky. For example, water runs uphill!”
K4/K5 Morning and Afternoon
Our PRE-K class may need a nap time in the middle of the day, but their teacher, Mrs. Smith pulls double duty without such a luxury. Not only is Mrs. Smith a homeschool graduate herself, she has homeschooled her own two children for the past three years. You may see her extra happy around Christmas time, as she believes, “It IS the most wonderful time of the year!” Her Grandma taught her taught her to, “Never go to bed with dishes in the sink”, and she tries to follow that rule. At home, besides her children, she takes care of two cats and a dog. She has visited The Ephranta Cloister in Ephrata, PA.
The resident Tooth Fairy is none other than our fearless gym teacher, Mrs. Kate. While Mrs. Kate does not homeschool, her sister-in-law does. That same sister-in-law is how Mr. Kate was introduced to the Legacy family. Never mind a holiday, Mrs. Kate loves a wholes season, SUMMER! She says, “I LOVE THE HEAT!” She is from Arizona, so she likes it hot. Besides loving all of the Legacy kids, she also has two rescue Chihuahuas, Rain and Momas. She hopes to one day visit Rome with her father and Egypt. Her Mom had lots of great wisdom to share:
“That Kindness Matters.” “Be nice to one another.” “What you send out in the world comes back to you!” “People NEED more smiles and kind acts.” MOST OF ALL – “We are all in this life TOGETHER.”
Music is a passion for Jimmy. It is a gift from the Lord and He has called him to be involved with it for His ministry. He serves on the praise team and in children's church at Impact. Jimmy has been a working musician since the age of 16, playing in venues across the area, including opening day at the K and receiving local radio play as well as on Pandora. He has been homeschooling for about seven years now. He does not have a favorite holiday, and says, "I am thankful for today and try to celebrate everyday the same." The most valuable lesson his mom ever taught him was how to treat a lady.. Thanks Mom! When was younger he used to have old English mastiffs; which were awesome. Haiti is the most unusual place he has ever visited. "It is night and day different from the states but definitely gained perspective from my visits."
Mrs. Franzen has loved SCIENCE her whole life and has shared that love with Legacy students for 2 years now.“I love teaching science and I'm looking forward to another fun year! I graduated from KU with a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction. My husband Tim and I have two daughters, Lexi and Lydia, and our family has been homeschooling for about four years. We love animals at our house and have lots of pets. When I'm not teaching, I love writing, reading, taking walks and playing volleyball. I expect students to treat each other with respect, try their best, and have fun!”
Mrs. Yarberry is her name and music is her game! This is her third year homeschooling her three daughters. Renee is in 4th grade, and Addison is in 1st grade. Caitlyn is three, and loves to do her play schoolwork along with her big sisters. Mrs. Yarberry's favorite holiday as a kid was Thanksgiving, because that’s when her family would all get together. When she was younger she would always say, "I can't wait until..." wishing for a special day, vacation, age, etc. Her mom told her not to wish her life away. So now she tries to remember that advice, and enjoy the moment as much as possible. At home, Mrs. Yarberry also loves on a cat named Cami and a dog name Fonzi.
David works primarily as an upper level tutor in the afternoons and evenings, which leaves his mornings open to teach at Legacy. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Art and a Master's Degree in Christian Education. Art is more than finger paints and glue in Mr. Beauchamp’s class. He has three little ones at home that are currently homeschooling (and two other kids that are too young for workbooks just yet). He has 18 years of teaching experience and has been a full time tutor for the past 8 years. Like many other teachers, the Christmas season wins out as his favorite holiday. He lives by two major mottos. “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” and “When it comes to teaching, the students don’t care what you know until they know you care.” In the past, Mr. Beauchamp has been fortune enough to visit and help out at an orphanage in Makindu, Kenya on a missions trip. He called the experience, “very eye opening and humbling.”
Emily and her husband Mike live in Olathe and have four children; ages 11, 8, 5 and 4. This is their fourth year of homeschooling. Emily graduated from Kansas State University in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Special Education. She taught for five years in public education before becoming a stay at home mom. This will be her fourth year as director of the enrichment center. She strives to create a program where kids can have fun, make friends, be in a Christ centered environment and experience the fun parts of school that she recalls from childhood.