Meet Our 2021-2022 Leadership Team

Jessi Morton
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Jessi has been a homeschooling mama for 8 years, prior to that she taught pre-K in her home state of Indiana.  When she’s not creating her own curriculum, making plans, checking things off a list, or color-coding something, she can likely be found in her kitchen creating some new dish.  She may not be able to craft things in the classroom, but give her a knife and veggies and she’ll craft something delicious.  She desires to consistently teach her children by facilitating their learning and engaging with them and the world at large.  Homeschooling has been a gift, but being part of LIGHT Katy Co-op is like the icing on the cake.  She is thrilled to be part of the board for 2020-2021 and hopes to help LIGHT Katy Co-op be the icing on your cake too. 

President

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Sarah and her husband felt the pull to homeschool from the time their oldest was two years old. Eight years later, she is still content to be teaching and learning with her three kids (ages 10, 8, and 5). Her homeschool style leans toward Charlotte Mason, with a dash of everything else thrown in just to keep things interesting. She considers herself extraordinarily blessed to be able to watch her children learn and grow together in their faith and education at home. Their whole family has been blessed by the many friendships formed through LIGHT. 

 

Sarah is a native Houstonian and spends as much time with her family as possible. She is a member of Memorial Lutheran Houston, where she serves on the Altar Guild with her mom and teaches Sunday School with her sister and niece. She spends most of her free time cross-stitching and listening to podcasts and audiobooks (while cross-stitching). She loves coffee, stretchy pants, grocery pickup, and nature walks. Sarah is excited to serve on the LIGHT Board and help shape the future for this wonderful group!

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Vice President

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Rachel Williams

Secretary

Rachel is a homeschooling newbie mom to her 4 and 6 year old boys. Having a husband who works weekends at church made homeschooling the perfect option for getting plenty of family time throughout the week.

She loves being able to tailor school to her boys’ unique learning style, and the fun of going down a learning rabbit hole when they’re really interested in a certain topic.

Raised in the UK as a missionary kid, Rachel and her family moved to Houston 3 years ago, which means she makes a mean cup of British tea but you may also overhear her boys mispronouncing words like “garage,” regularly.

With her background in nutrition, she’s pretty nutty about staying healthy so when she isn’t keeping fit by chasing after her boys, she enjoys reading about all things health food and figuring out new ways to hide more veggies in her family’s meals.

She has appreciated finding community here at LIGHT, and is grateful to be involved in planning ways to inspire our children in Enrichment classes, and create fun ways for them to learn.

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Dana Zawada

Treasurer

Dana has been homeschooling her son and daughter for the last 6 years. She loves the flexibility and adaptable environment that homeschooling affords their busy family. They enjoy being active together and pursuing interests like diving, musical theatre, and summer swim league.

 

As a social member of LIGHT since 2015, and an enrichment member since 2016, Dana is grateful for the community she has found here. She loves organizing math contests, and has served in several roles during her tenure including: church liaison, member care coordinator and MNO planner. Dana has also been a proctor for standardized testing and enjoys being the assistant director for the theatre group. For the 2020-2021 academic year she is looking forward to serving as our treasurer for the 2nd year. She is excited for another great year at LIGHT!

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