Homeschool Support

Our local community is rich with homeschooling families!  The following individuals have offered to be a resource if you are researching homeschooling or newly embarking on your own journey.  Please reach out to them to ask your questions about homeschooling in general, or learn more about using specific educational models.

Rahmana Avellan


rahmanaavellan @

Montessori, Charlotte Mason, traditional

Desiree Baker

618-204-2853 (text only)

 desiree.baker @

eclectic, Waldorf, Charlotte Mason-ish

Delora Bell


delorab631 @

classical, unschooling, video school, unit studies

homeschooled multiple children through high school

Caroll Buitrago-Long


carollbuitrago @

Charlotte Mason, unschooling, bilingual school (Spanish/English)

Nikki Cornelison


nikki.garznelison @

traditional, unit studies

Anna Davis


ana26mei @

Charlotte Mason, Montessori, classical

Talib - Mark Fletter


markfletter @

traditional, unit studies, Farm Day

Abbie Kruse


digtrash @

self-directed education

Monica Lomas


lomas.monica @

Charlotte Mason-inspired, literature-based


Trish Morelli


treeshalynn @

Forest School

Paula Morris

dpnspaula @

eclectic, relaxed

homeschooled multiple children through high school

Shelby Pals


spals1288 @

Waldorf, Reggio Emilia

Renee Schwartz


waldorf.curric @

Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Sudbury/democratic


© 2020 by Renee Schwartz & Shelby Pals of Homeschool Without Borders                              meeting monthly at the Carbondale Public Library

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