THINK is a confederation of families involved in home schooling in the northern counties of Kentucky. Although it is a Christian organization, THINK invites anyone who has a sincere interest in home schooling to be a part of the group.
Historically, THINK has served families in many ways over the years. In the initial years, THINK offered basic legal information, served as advocates for home education and shared information about resources and options for home education with its member families. As the organization grew, member families were encouraged to participate in monthly informational meetings and special speakers were invited to share advice on home education. The organization also offered special events and competitions to enhance member’s connectivity, further education and expand professional growth. In more recent years, with the advent of co-ops, larger educational conferences, seemingly fewer legal pressures, the growth of electronic media and communication, THINK members have different needs than in years past.
In order to adapt to the current needs of our families, THINK is endeavoring to continue to offer connecting and competition opportunities through the Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Field Day, Used Curriculum Sale and Resource Fair: (see Calendar on Home Page for dates/times/locations for these events). Beyond this, THINK has enhanced our website to provide members with a tool to turn to first to find the most current and relevant information about home education.
Meet the Board of Advisors:
Jeff and Beth Sewell
Jeff and Beth Sewell have been residents of Kenton County for 14 years and reside in Covington. They have been married for 21 years and homeschool their two children Gabrielle and Joshua. Jeff is employed as an Enterprise Architect for The Kroger Company.
In addition to serving on the THINK Board of Directors, Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of a Covington Nursing Care Facility (Rosedale Manor) and the Wallace Woods Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. Jeff loves off-road motorcycling, music and movies. Beth is currently Kenton County Commissioner for the 1st District. She enjoys reading biographies and political history, playing the flute, biking and spending time with her family and friends. The Sewells are members of Cincinnati Primitive Baptist Church and the Wallace Woods Neighborhood Association.
As members of THINK, the Sewells have been been co-chairs of the THINK Science Fair and the annual Resource Fair.
Brad and Christina Ellzey
Brad and Christina Ellzey married in 1995, and have three children ranging in age from 9-14. They have lived in Northern Kentucky for 13 years, and are members of Florence United Methodist Church. Brad is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a Captain for Comair Airlines. Brad is also a First Lieutenant in the Boone County Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, and a Cub Scout Den Leader for Pack 239 at Mary Queen of Heaven. Christina has been a full time mother for 14 years and home schooling parent for 5 years. She enjoys reading history/ homesteading/ knitting/ sewing books, gardening, cooking, and crafting. Christina is a Sunday School teacher, Senior Member of the Civil Air Patrol, and Secretary for the 21st Century Homemakers Club at the Boone County Extension Service. They currently use Math-U-See, Apologia, Analytical Grammar, Word Builder, Spelling Power, Alpha Omega SOS history, and a variety of writing programs.
Brad and Christina hope to assist families new to home educating, and new to the area. They want THINK to be a valuable resource for the home schooling community, and a place where needs can be met. They understand that home schooling can be a challenge, and that having a community available for support is priceless. They also are eager to continue the work that THINK has done over the years to encourage all home schoolers to raise Godly children.
Steve and Betsy Stockman
Steve and Betsy Stockman have been married since 1995 and have 4 children, aged 2 weeks to 12 years old. They are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia and are actively involved in ministry there. Steve works for Multi-Color Corp. in Shipping and Logistics. He enjoys being a high school soccer referee as well as playing french horn. Betsy is a homemaker and musician and enjoys reading in her spare time.
The Stockmans are in their 5th year of homeschooling, and 4th year of THINK membership. They read to their children daily and encourage outside reading to enhance school topics and make the material meaningful. Currently, they use My Father's World as the foundation of their school studies.
Steve and Betsy want to encourage and support families in their homeschool journey; whether contemplating homeschooling, or are veterans seeking more opportunities for their children.
Chris and Carol Wallace
Chris and Carol Wallace have been married since 1995. They have 2 girls, Catherine and Caroline, who are home schooled using various curriculum. Carol has a degree in education from Northern Kentucky University, while Chris has a degree in accounting from NKU as well. Chris and Carol are active members in their church, Crosspointe Baptist Church, with Carol teaching in AWANA and Chris involved in the music ministry. They have also opened their home to children in need as foster parents for the state of Kentucky.
Chris and Carol hope to bring the home school families into a closer community through activities offered throughout the year. They are also wanting to be a source of encouragement to any family in the group, and to be a testimony for those who are interested in schooling their children at home.
Brandon and Jennifer Hoover
Brandon and Jennifer Hoover are the parents of 3 children; Tyler, Tori and Tim. They recently moved to the Burlington area from Dry Ridge. Brandon attended Cincinnati State and is now working as a software engineer in West Chester, OH. Jennifer has a degree in accounting but has been blessed to be able to stay home and teach her children. They are in their 2nd year of homeschooling and loving every minute of it.
The Hoovers use My Father's World for the core of their curriculum supplementing with Teaching Textbooks, Life of Fred, Apologia and many more. Brandon and Jennifer look forward to helping THINK serve the Northern Kentucky homeschooling community in a way that will glorify God and best use their talents. They hope to see the area's homeschoolers grow into a closer knit community and strengthen in its support for one another.