|Homeschool Dads||Vol. 61, Prg. 11–15|
July 18–22, 2005
Dad is more than the homeschool principal! In fact, fathers do everything from grocery shopping to teaching homeschool co-op classes. This week, Mike Smith talks with three dads about their contributions to their children’s education. Find out how a homeschooling father can support his wife, share teaching responsibilities, and use his own expertise and talents in his children’s education.
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Scott Woodruff is the son of a Navy fighter pilot turned public school teacher. While growing up, Scott lived in Florida, California, Georgia, England, and Virginia. After receiving his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1980, Scott practiced law in Missouri for 18 years, first with then-Attorney General John Ashcroft and subsequently with Shelter Mutual Insurance Company. Scott joined HSLDA in 1998 and is responsible for members' legal issues in 13 states and the Virgin Islands.
Scott and his wife, Jane, teach their two daughters, Betsy and Sarah, at home. Their son, Christopher, was homeschooled through high school and is now enrolled at Baylor University.
Born in Oswestry, England, Christopher Winter was raised in a farming town nestled against the Welsh hills. The son of a former high school chemistry teacher and a former preschool teacher, Chris eventually became an elementary school teacher in London. He later became an associate pastor in Wales and worked as a carpenter's assistant at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he married Brenda, a fellow schoolteacher. While staying home to care for their children, Heleena and James, Chris by turns drove a school bus and worked at a print shop. He was also part of a small Zondervan team that produced a boys' Bible. While homeschooling his children, Chris still drives a bus occasionally and likes reading history, taking photographs, traveling up and down the United States, gardening, and encouraging others in Christ.
Andy Bisulca and his wife, Eleanor, began homeschooling their children in 1988. Since then, they have graduated their three eldest children from high school and are still homeschooling the six youngest, who range in age from 7 to 17.
Andy attended Colgate University (NY), Catholic University's Columbus School of Law (DC), and Alliance Theological Seminary (NY). He now practices law in Northern Virginia, where he also enjoys reading, dinnertime discussions, working in the yard, and attending his children's piano recitals and sports events. The Bisulcas live in Woodbridge and attend Calvary Baptist Church.