Behind the Scenes at AHEM: Stephanie Griego
This series profiles the volunteer board members of AHEM who answer your phone calls and emails; keep the AHEM website updated; follow MA legislation; maintain the homeschool policy and practice database; and dream up and make happen events and programs like Fall Fair, Spring Fling, Getting Started Homeschooling workshops, regional co-ops, and the Slow Homeschooling podcast.
Stephanie has been involved with food co-ops for many years. When she had little children, she coordinated the parent work group at the old Boston Food Co-Op in Allston. The parents often discussed alternatives to traditional education, and these conversations sparked an interest in homeschooling.
Stephanie and her husband decided to homeschool their five children and continued on that path through the high school years. The kids are now young adults. They work, follow their passions, and pursue academic goals in the Boston area.
Stephanie stays active in the homeschooling community by volunteering for AHEM. She is an avid knitter and owns a small hand dyed yarn business. She can be found peddling wool all over New England and beyond.