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As a young girl, Karlie Margaret Houser spent her time traversing the endless ocean shore near her home in Southern New Jersey. She would spend hours investigating the contours of seashells and the flight patterns of seagulls. She was transfixed by the ebb and flow of the waves, the consistency of the tides, and fascinated by the occasional beached jellyfish. Even as a child, Ms. Houser took to nature with a fierce curiosity, exploring the Atlantic shore's flora and fauna.
She realized something that many adults don't understand. Most learning does not happen in a classroom. Learning comes through touching, hearing, and seeing. True learning is more than just memorized facts. The learning process comes through real life experience.
As an only child, Ms. Houser also explored countless worlds of fantasy and intrigue through literature. She "took to reading to bring company into my life." This love of reading and learning pushed her to attend Temple University in Philadelphia where she earned her Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts. Later she moved across the state to Pittsburgh in order to achieve her master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
At Pitt, she was known as a "teacher's teacher" due to her passion for the art of teaching. Houser began investigating unconventional teaching methods, eventually developing curriculum herself. She created "Experiential Lessonhoods," real-life learning activities that would engage children in the context of their own neighborhood. Many of these lessons were inspired by the unconventional educational programming of her neighbor Fred Rogers (television's "Mr. Rogers") who lived "just down the street from us" in Pittsburgh.
In the early 1970s, Houser had a "strange and wonderful encounter" with Jesus Christ. She converted to Christianity, and purposed in her heart to use her God-given educational talents and expertise to help educate children in the truths of Scripture and of God's creation.
Ms. Houser believes that home schooling is one of the most effective ways to educate children .
Ms. Houser comes to The Jubilee Academy Pre K-12 Home School program with a legacy of educational excellence under her belt. In addition to the above educational experience, she has owned and directed 2 Montessori schools. She is happily married to her husband of 50 years, has three grown children and 10 "fabulous" grandchildren.