Hi, I’m Nancy Kaser. I’m an English and history nerd, coffee enthusiast, Scrabble champion, conference speaker, dog lover, writer, and garage sale shopper. I homeschooled my own tribe of kids for 20 years and graduated them all from home. When I'm not teaching or being a mom or grandma, I help my husband run a non-profit organization that allows kids trapped in third-world poverty to be fed, educated, and have a hope for their future. I love literature and history, and think every homeschooled student should too! I received my BA in English Literature from Cal State Fullerton, and was a classroom middle school English teacher before I started homeschooling my own children. Being a homeschooling mom myself, I know not all parents feel prepared to teach their kids all subjects. I started The Writtenburg Door because I want to equip homeschooling families to confidently educate their kids at home all the way through high school. My goal is to support parents by offering courses that cause students to understand how different people see the world and how they can communicate their own ideas from an educated, well-written perspective.
I’m Janiene Bishop. I have been on this homeschooling journey with my husband since my oldest was in kindergarten. In my limited spare time, I enjoy crafting and modern calligraphy, as well as nature hiking and wild flower collecting. You might run into my little Bishop tribe on a trail, nature journals in hand, studying the wonders of creation together. When I'm not with my family, I teach pallet painting classes and also have a small boutique business where I sell my pallet work, always with a cup of coffee in my hand. Coffee is more precious to me than oxygen. My family has been part of the Writtenburg Door program since it began, and I am thrilled to be able to teach classes at PCLC. Teaching and inspiring my three children through literature, writing, history, and art has been an absolute delight, and I am excited to help parents lay a foundation of learning for their own students.
Hi, I’m Chris MacLeith. I am a wife, a mother, a homeschooler, an attorney, a classic extrovert, and can play board games all day! I love the power of words and am passionate about teaching young people to become eloquent communicators. I have two teenage daughters and homeschooling them has been one of the greatest joys of my life. A cup of coffee and good conversation makes me smile. I believe every child can love learning and accomplish great things. I am privileged and honored to be a part of The Writtenburg Door and to have the opportunity to touch the lives of children through literature and writing.
I’m Brian Payne, and I have a passion for educating young people about personal finance and economics. I am a professional financial advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the financial world. As part of the National Financial Literacy Campaign, I teach weekly financial workshops on a year-round basis to adults, and I am thrilled to help high school students go into their adult lives with a clear understanding of economics and personal finance. My wife and I have three children – one in high school, one in junior high, and one in elementary school.
Hello, my name is Niña Gruezo. I absolutely love teaching and enriching the lives of others. I am passionate about challenging students to do their very best, helping others grow as responsible individuals, and seeing children and young adults truly enjoy learning. UCL A is where I earned my BA in English Literature, and I obtained my teaching credential at Cal State Fullerton. Before I decided to stay home with my three very energetic sons, I taught in a traditional classroom for 13 years. I love reading, baking, and traveling, and my entrepreneurial heart led me to open my own business in wedding planning nine years ago. I also love making memories with my family and serving my community. I am privileged and honored to be a part of the Writtenburg Door Program and be able to impart my love for learning to my high school students at the Wilton Place campus in Chino.
The Writtenburg Door - Classical Literature and History Courses for Homeschoolers