A Letter from Jim & Julia
Jim and I are happy to announce that on January 1, 2021, we are turning over The Homeschool Gathering Place to new management! New owners are Mark and Laura Stowers.
We have enjoyed helping you as much as possible with your homeschooling needs over the years. We started in our basement at home in June 1996 and soon after moved up to Oak Park Shopping Center. It has been very humbling and pleasing to watch so many families learn and grow over the years, to the point now where those children are now shopping for books and courses to homeschool their own children!
Please rest assured that customer service and consigning will continue the same. However, since Mark and Laura are young, savvy folks, we anticipate that any new changes - including a growing online presence - will be all for the better!
Mark is a recently retired IBM executive. He is a Wake Forest University graduate with a double major in math and economics. Laura is also a Wake Forest grad with a major in Studio Art and minor in Communications. Laura currently serves as a Bible Study Fellowship teaching leader. They have homeschooled all four of their children, with the last to graduate in a few years.
Jim and I, and Mark and Laura, remain committed to provide a place where you can actually sit and hold in your hands the courses that you are considering! This is still a fundamental and key way of comparing courses before jumping in, despite the growing online universe and numbers of social media offering advice. All of us - including children - are unique and learn uniquely, and there are courses geared to different aptitudes, strengths, and learning styles! Praise God!
We are grateful for our amazing customers, old and new, and the incredible friendships formed and your continued support for The Homeschool Gathering Place.