Established in April 2021, The Homeschool Loft is a product of Jenny's vision to continue supporting homeschooling parents as she moved into the realm of being a "retired" homeschooler. She reached out to Tina, who "retired" from homeschooling in 2020, and they hatched a basic plan during an afternoon coffee date.
Via its physical location in De Pere, Wisconsin, The Loft provides a space for Jenny and Tina to meet one-on-one with homeschooling parents, host book clubs and discussion groups, hold workshops and seminars, and accommodate a curriculum viewing library. They also consult with parents via local house calls, Zoom meetings, and phone calls. And The Loft's podcast extends the ladies' reach out into cyberspace, all with the goal of blessing the socks off homeschooling parents near and far.
TINA HOLLENBECKThe Homeschool Resource Roadmap. From that foundation, she subsequently created a free resource database for Northeast Wisconsin home educators, an online discussion group for homeschoolers throughout Wisconsin, and a website that connects Christian homeschoolers across the country. She's also written a book, 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers: A Guide to Teaching Based on Your Child's Unique Strengths, published by Moody Publishers in August 2021. When not thinking or talking about homeschooling, Tina cheerleads for her husband, daughters, and son-in-law; laughs at her cats' antics; and cherishes the opportunity to serve on her church's worship team.
parents foster a love of learning together. Joel - Jenny's studly husband! - has always been committed to helping families build and maintain communication, particularly in the areas of finance, career, and professional development. Because Jenny and Joel recognized that their children are gifts from God, they chose to center their days around teaching and learning alongside them. Though both children have graduated from Tetzner Academy, the family continues to seek out new opportunities to learn together. The Homeschool Loft is a continuation of the Tetzner family's commitment to helping other families discover the joy that learning brings.