Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Your SCOPE Board of Directors is committed to Christian, private home education and is honored to be serving you in this capacity. We welcome your questions or comments, so please let us know if we can be of help to you. Our board usually meets the third Tuesday of each month. Please contact Heather, SCOPE’s Directory Assistance Operator, at 916-646-0401 if you would like to attend a Board Meeting. Thank you!
My husband, George and I have been married 28 years. Our first five years of marriage we lived in the San Francisco Bay area then moved to Roseville where we still live. We have one son, Justin who was homeschooled exclusively. He has graduated high school and will be heading off to college in August.
Our family has been SCOPE members since we first started homeschooling, joining the Roseville West Chat Group. Being part of a chat group has been a wonderful blessing for our whole family plus getting to know other families from other chat groups. Throughout the years of homeschooling, I have served as a chat group leader for two years, SCOPE Project Fair Coordinator for two years, SCOPE Conference Exhibitor Coordinator for three years, and helping or serving where needed.
We enjoy travelling be it a day trip, weekend or two week adventure. A few places we have been able to tour are museums, California Missions, Crater Lake, the Battlefields of the Civil War, US Capital, Mount Vernon, covered Bridges in New Hampshire and Maine, the Coliseum in Rome, statue of David in Florence, Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England, the Highlands of Scotland, the beaches of Hawaii, and the Everglades in Florida. These adventures were fun and educational as well, always something to tie into learning.
Although my homeschooling journey has come to an end, I feel the Lord is calling me to continue my involvement with SCOPE and the homeschooling community. When I first began homeschooling, I was blessed with a couple homeschooling Moms who came along side me and mentored me. Now, it is my time to give back and pass on the blessing. SCOPE is a wonderful organization for homeschooling families, our family benefited so much, now with some time on my hands it is time for us to give back. I’m looking forward to what the LORD has planned for SCOPE and the board can serve the organization.
I look forward to serving on the SCOPE board and helping homeschool families.
Mark Cullum serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Church located in downtown Sacramento. Mark is also involved in local and statewide pro-family public policy and advocacy efforts. Serving in full-time ministry for over 15 years has provided him with the opportunity to see first hand the importance of Christ centered homes. With a passion for family he and his wife Johnette have enjoyed the blessing of home-educating their children for the past 12 years. Serving as a part of the SCOPE leadership team is a humbling experience which he considers a great privilege.
Mark has studied ministry through the King's University and also Indiana Christian College. He enjoys reading history, biographies and devotional books. He also enjoys writing stories, poetry and devotional material.
The Cullums enjoy spending time together doing just about anything outdoors. Living in Northern California provides great opportunities for day trips, camping, and other activities. The family enjoys being a part of each others passions. They have found that sharing in each others interests and abilities adds to each of them individually as well. The family has three dogs and two cats. Rascal, Tucker, Tuffy, Swisher and Max.
Their children, Danielle, Mark and Brooklyn are the joy of their life!
Gwen Devereux is a full-time homemaker, teacher and mother of five children who has been privately educating her children for nearly two decades. A native of Northern California, Gwen graduated from Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley. After spending a year living in Germany as a foreign exchange student, Gwen became fluent in German and French.
Upon her return to the United States, Gwen majored in General Engineering and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento. As a young woman with an engineering degree, Gwen was recruited by a number of aerospace firms. Prior to starting a family, Gwen spent five years working for GenCorp’s Aerojet General and the Rockwell Corporation (Rocketdyne). Gwen’s expertise is in rocket engines and propulsion. She has worked on a number of classified and top secret projects, as well as the liquid and solid fuel rockets used by NASA in the Space Shuttle program.
For the past 25 years, Gwen has been married to her husband, Stan. Their two oldest children have already graduated from high school and are currently enrolled in college earning high marks in all of their courses. Gwen has been an been a member and advocate for SCOPE since 1995. In addition to serving on the SCOPE Board, Gwen has been a chat group leader since 2003. In June 2010, Gwen was named Administrator of a Private School Program, the American Christian Academy (South Area Extension Campus).
Gwen is active in her church community and is committed to assisting other families learn how to educate their children at home.
Duane Kendall is a California Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. As a senior associate with the firm of Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP, he represents insurance carriers, as well as national and international employers in workers’ compensation and related matters.
While attending the University of South Carolina on a basketball scholarship, Duane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. Following graduation, he moved to France to play basketball professionally. He later returned to the University of South Carolina to study law.
Over the years, Duane has had opportunities to tutor children and adults with learning disabilities, counsel and coach disadvantaged youths, and teach basketball skills to children of all ages. He has volunteered as an assistant basketball coach for the American Christian Academy Varsity and Nor-Cal Christian Homeschool Jr. Varsity teams. Also, Duane is artistically inclined and has developed an appreciation for the performing arts. He currently serves as President on the Board of Directors of Capitol Ballet Company, a non-profit pre-professional ballet company in Sacramento.
Duane and his wife, Erica, have been privately educating their three children for the past twelve years. They became members of SCOPE after moving to Sacramento in 2002.
My name is Kathy Downard. I am happy to be serving as the SCOPE Librarian. My husband Brendan and I live in Citrus Heights. We have been married almost 14 years. The Lord has blessed us with five children. Ages: twelve, eight, six, four and eleven months old. We became SCOPE subscribers seven years ago.
Our family enjoys Scouting, playing games, biking, and reading. We try to read books that will help build Godly character. We have found the SCOPE Library to be helpful in this area by providing good Christian books that both young and old enjoy reading. We have also enjoyed the educational audio and video tapes that are available at the library.
I would like all SCOPE subscribers to have the enjoyment of going to a library with good Christian and home schooling resources in a child friendly atmosphere. I look forward to many visitors. For more information on the SCOPE library you can call Kathy Downard (916) 725-1306 or check here for the SCOPE library. The library hours are 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. email@example.com
Richard Wuehler and his wife Deborah have been homeschooling for about ten years and have been members of SCOPE for about as long. They currently have five children enrolled in their school with two others on the waiting list. Deborah is a chat group leader for Roseville East, and also writes for several homeschooling publications. Richard enjoys exploring creation science with his children (did you know insects instinctively jump/fly towards the person most afraid of them as proven by years of careful lab experience with insects and my family ).
I’m learning how to be a tactful Sergeant At Arms, and keep the board meetings moving without making too many enemies; I’m looking forward to serving the SCOPE board and homeschooling families in the area. I appreciate the many benefits of SCOPE such as regular encouragement of homeschooling in the Lord Jesus Christ, SCOPE Library and newsletter resources, field trips, project fairs, and conferences with like minded believers in the Lord, and am honored to be a part of this great organization.
Teresa Dowling and her husband Steve have been married for 22 years. They have one son whom they have been homeschooling for 7 years, and have been active in SCOPE from the beginning. Teresa has a BA degree in Graphic Design and after graduating worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators headquarters in Huntington Beach, California for 2 years in the Publications Department. At that point the Lord lead her to move back home to Bakersfield and for the next five years she worked for a local advertising agency. Since that time, Teresa has occasionally done freelance graphic design work for different organizations and individuals.
Teresa is devoted to disciple and train through home education and is grateful for the many opportunities and friendships that have come through her involvement with SCOPE.
Teresa looks forward to serving as Scope News Editor and is desires to produce a Publication that will both encourage and support families in their homeschooling journey.When asked to share a Bible verse that has been meaningful in her life Teresa replied, “my son is passionate about running and has brought Hebrews 12:1 to life on a daily basis. It reads: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. I think in homeschooling we sometimes get discouraged and entangled by our failures, but the Lord has marked out the finish line and He wants us to persevere to cross that finish line. So lets go….”
Hi, my name is Anita Jackier and I am pleased to serve as the SCOPE Treasurer. My husband Barry and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2008 and we have two children (9 and 7) and two grandchildren (4 and 1) from my husband’s daughter. Prior to God moving mountains and providing a way for me to stay home, I spent 15 years in the workforce in various forms of accounting. ‘Numbers are your friends” became my trademark phrase. It seemed I always worked with people who didn’t like numbers and didn’t understand what to do with them. I thought I was leaving that behind forever. Now I’m educating my children at home and trying to show them that numbers are indeed their friends! God sure has a sense of humor! Even before we had children, we were committed to homeschooling. We saw our friends’ children either spiritually flounder in public school or flourish at home. We knew that God was not offering any options – just the mandate to teach them as we rise up and as we sit down; as we go in and as we go out. Life has thrown us a few curve balls along the way, but we have not waivered in the belief that our children belong at home with us. I have been a member of SCOPE for six years and a chat group leader for three. I am excited to be able to put my years of accounting experience to use for the purpose of furthering private independent homeschooling.
Hi, I am Anthony Colacchia, and I have been the SCOPE Newsletter Subscriptions Manager since the end of 2001. I have been blessed to have my wife at home with our 3 boys, Chris, Shawn, and Scott. We have been involved with SCOPE and home schooling our three boys ever since the oldest was in kindergarten. My wife, Valerie, does most of the work and she does an awesome job.
Much of my time is spent as a mechanical engineer where I help architects design commercial buildings (I do the air and fluid moving systems - heating, air-conditioning, and plumbing etc.)
I am happy to be contributing where I can. I am busy each month keeping all the renewal and address change subscription information database up to date and printing the mailing labels and the SCOPE rosters. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Sorry, I don’t have extra newsletter copies or back issues).