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Mary Hering

Learning Center Instructor


Cypress College, Goldenwest College, and currently Coastline College studying toward an art degree.
I taught at Spirit Preparatory Academy in Tustin, Family Home Ministries in Huntington Beach, Classical Education Enrichment, Buena Park Speech and Language Development Center, Eagles Peak Charter School and I am currently teaching for Springs Charter School.
I attended homeschool conferences, homeschool conventions, homeschool workshops, and yes, homeschool seminars. I also read anything from these forerunners on education; people like Marva Collins, Charlotte Mason, Susan Wise Bauer, Cathy Duffy, Kim Frassett and the late Dr. Raymond Moore.

Classes I teach: art, theater/drama, Spanish, and writing. This year I am teaching a class called Campus Publisher, my students have created a school blog on Edublogs. Check out our blog –
and we will also be creating a yearbook for our school!

Favorite Hobbies

Usually anything creative using watercolor, oil, acrylic paints, pastels, charcoal, sketching and anything that makes art. Becoming a grandmother encouraged me to take up knitting. I love reading books…the classics, and children’s books. Sewing costumes! I sewed my wedding dress and many bridesmaid’s dresses. I prefer to sew costumes.

Favorite Books

Hitty and Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field, Tales from William Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner…one more please…The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Favorite Subject

Art class of course! Loved my social studies class in Jr. High School with Mrs. Vtek.

Fun Facts

I was introduced to homeschool education in 1986. I taught my three daughters at home when homeschool education was an unfamiliar “term” and an unlikely choice for education. I put a brief stop to my formal education to learn of this new alternative school choice. Family and friends thought I had left the planet and called me a non-conformist but I simply saw the vision of homeschooling bursting at the seams. I considered myself a “little ahead of my time.”

When did you start working with Springs Charter Schools?


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