Marilyn Hahn has been teaching since 1993 and came back to teaching at TLA after 5 years of being away from students (read: wandering in a desert wasteland). She married a BC “boy” in 2011 and moved here from Calgary, Alberta!
Now that the new house has been repainted to her liking and the garden in the back has survived the slugs, the rains of winter, and the heat of summer, she’s ready for another year of Blended classes. Marilyn brings to TLA a love of writing and creative/critical thinking, as well as a passion for helping kids learn. She has been a teacher, conference speaker, author, curriculum designer, workshop leader, writing coach, and therapist, and well – let’s just say she’s a rock that gathers no moss.
Libby Voth lives in Abbotsford with her husband and two children.
Originally from the UK, Libby earned her BA from the University of Stirling. Several years later, she took the teacher education course at SFU part time while working as an EA with special needs students. She taught for 6 years in an independent Christian school in Abbotsford before joining the TLA team in 2017. She is passionate about connecting with students and is excited to be part of facilitating their learning and growth.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, taking photographs, and drinking chai.
Virtue has been a part of the TLA team since 2013. She is passionate about teaching as well as learning from both her students and peers. Virtue encourages all children to be passionate and creative towards their interests and the interests of others. She also strives to instill determination in the heart of every child, nourishing each child to grow gracefully as a tender plant reaching towards the beaming future.
She believes in revolutionizing the way teachers teach, providing unwavering support and principal values. She is committed to working closely with children, parents and fellow teachers alike in developing and facilitating a dynamic curriculum and ensuring a warm and encouraging environment.
Virtue graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts Combined in Linguistics, Applied Languages, and Spanish. Her post-secondary education also included studies facilitated at Universidad de Autonoma in Madrid, Spain. She lives in Vancouver with her family and thoroughly enjoys the art of Lebanese cuisine, gardening, and is constantly in awe of God’s magnificent creation.
Mylene enjoys working at TLA and is proud of her students learning new things in her Blended Visual Art classes. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from UBC and possesses education from Langara College in Graphic Design. As a working artist, she also enjoys being a member of Art Focus Artists’ Association (AFAA) in Port Coquitlam. She’s displayed her art work in group art shows with AFAA for several years in their fall and spring shows. Mylene served as Secretary on their Executive Committee but is now in charge of designing and creating the society’s new website and print ads for their art shows.
Mylene also enjoys providing art lessons to students out of her home studio and provides after school art programs to elementary to middle school students in the Tri-Cities area through a leading art centre in Coquitlam. She lives in Coquitlam with her husband and son.
When Mylene is not working, she enjoys volunteering at her son’s school by hosting art parties as a fundraiser, attending mass at church, reading, exercising, and spending time with family.
Shelley has always loved anything active and athletics related. She has years of experience playing
a wide variety of sports and volunteering as a coach for various teams and sports camps. She is
excited to be able to share this passion with the students of TLA in the blended PHE program.
Shelley lives in Langley with her husband Paul. She feels blessed to spend the majority of her week at
home managing her active household of five sons and one daughter. She also loves to volunteer for
activities at her church.
Blended & Online Teacher
Blended & Online Teacherjpoehnell@schoolathome.ca
Janice is excited that God has brought her to TLA. She has been a teacher for a number of years, teaching a range of subjects and grades. Having spent many years in South America as a missionary, Janice is fluent in Spanish and works with the online Spanish students in addition to her Two-Day Blended program.
In her spare time, Janice likes to go to the movies, to the beach, and out for coffee. She also enjoys the doodle craze called Zen Tangle.
Home & Blended Teacher
Home & Blended Teacherajones@schoolathome.ca
Amy Jones lives in Cloverdale with her husband, Marty, and her 3 children, Judah, Myah and Joshua. She and her husband are also foster parents.
Amy graduated from university with her Bachelor of Education in 1998 and specializes in teaching French as a second language. She is currently part of the K-9 Home Program serving families in the Lower Mainland.
Amy loves spending time with her children, going to sporting events, visiting family and friends and working on the odd DIY project. She is very thankful to be a part of the TLA team.
Home & Online Teacher
Home & Online Teacherjrene@schoolathome.ca
Jaime is a veteran homeschool mom of three beautiful children – Lily, Gabriel, and John – who brings a love of home education to her role as DL teacher.
Having received a Bachelor’s degree in history and music from Trinity Western University, Jaime returned to school later in life to enhance her education skills by attaining a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.
Jaime loves exploring the innovative educational opportunities that are enabled by blending online learning with homeschooling. In addition to a love of learning, she enjoys reading, music performance, directing her church choir, and the art of homemaking.
Home & Blended Teacher
Home & Blended Teachercmcgrath@schoolathome.ca
Chris has worked with TLA before in 2003-2005 as a DL teacher before moving to Kelowna where he continued his work in Distance Learning, classroom teaching, curriculum development, career planning for high school students, and even dabbled in administration work and was excited to return to the DL environment.
Before working at TLA, Chris taught grades six and seven before moving into teaching a variety of humanities courses in high school. Chris enjoys working with the TLA program, and assisting families as they meet the challenge of educating their children by blending the British Columbia’s curriculum into their home environment and online education.
Chris lives in Kelowna with his wife Karen. They have 4 grown children.
Blended & Learning Assistance Teacher
Blended & Learning Assistance Teacherjwestereng@schoolathome.ca
Joyce Froese is a high school Math and Science teacher. She has considerable experience teaching Math and Science at all levels, as well as teaching students with various challenges.
She enjoys exploring, creating, growing and learning.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.