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A homeschooling mother of two, Faith Berens and her husband Matthew, reside in Fauquier County, Virginia.
As HSLDA’s senior Special Needs Educational Consultant, Faith has the joy of talking with HSLDA members via phone and email, as well as the privilege to speak at home education conferences across the United States, as well as internationally, equipping and encouraging families who have children with special needs. She also serves on the SPED Homeschool board, works as a private educational consultant offering home education progress reviews and diagnostic reading assessments. Faith earned her MEd in Reading from Shenandoah University. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties and disabilities. She plans to begin her Ph.D. studies in early 2021.
Faith has over 20 years of teaching and educational intervention experience that includes working for the Department of Defense Dependent schools in Seoul, South Korea, serving as a classroom teacher in public and private Christian schools, Reading Recovery® teacher, reading specialist, NILD educational therapist, Equipping Minds Cognitive therapist, home educator, homeschool co-op instructor, and dyslexia tutor.
Faith is a published writer, having articles featured in home education magazines as well as the HSLDA Court Report magazine. She has also been a guest on popular podcasts such as Raising Lifelong Learners, School House Rocked, and the Ultimate Radio Show.