Shelley Whisenant is wife of 1 and mother of 5. She and her husband Dave live in Middletown, Va. Dave and Shelley have been married for 20 years. They have 5 children ages 6-16 and have been homeschooling for 12 years. The Whisenant family has lived on 4 different continents since 2000 so homeschooling has really suited them. Shelley has a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Spanish and International Studies and a Master’s degree from University of Maryland in Cross Cultural Studies. She taught Spanish both in high school and at the community college level prior to retiring to full-time motherhood. Since then, God has blessed her with 2 struggling learners and she has had a heart for special needs students ever since. Shelley enjoys encouraging homeschool parents of all students but particularly those with struggling learners. When not homeschooling, Shelley enjoys quilting, reading, watching her children in their various activities, volunteering for way too much and researching curriculum. She currently teaches Spanish in her homeschool co-op and is the director of Sparks in her church’s AWANA club as well as the Director of Youth Ministries. She is also a Sales Representative for ShillerMath.