Courses Offered (Fall 2019)
All ILC classes are offered in-person
Studio Art (with Addie Holman)
Students in this course will take a guided tour through the wide world of art. Along the way, they’ll discover the unique styles of masters in various art forms, hone their personal artistic style, and create a personal portfolio to display at the end of the semester. Students will gain experience in many different mediums including watercolors, acrylic paints, oven-bake clay, 3D sculptures, group murals, and sketches. Students will also visit some local art exhibits.
LEGO Robotics (with Addie Holman)
Students in this class will learn the fundamentals of coding and robotics using a LEGO Mindstorms “brain brick” and a full range of motors, sensors, and attachments. Working together in pairs, students will help their robots tackle problems, mazes, and obstacles by building and coding robotic arms, lifts, and pulleys. They will also level up their teamwork skills and end the class with their very own Sumo Bot Battles, where student-designed robot warriors will compete to become the ultimate Sumo Bot Champion!
HS Leadership Mentor
Adam is passionate about building a vibrant and expanding community to support your student in their adventure through online learning. In his words, “I love inspiring parents and students to get a great education and overcome the barriers in their way. My role directly aligns with my life’s mission, so it’s as much a calling as it is a career.” Adam joined Williamsburg in 2010 as a mentor, and has designed and taught much of The Williamsburg Curriculum. He has presented talks on alternative education throughout the U.S. and Canada and loves finding creative ways to expand and enhance the Williamsburg tribe.
Adam holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from George Wythe University. He loves hiking, discussing great books, CrossFit, cinema, cooking, and, most of all, spending time with his wife, Laura, and their son Emmet.
MS Leadership Mentor
Julia loves helping students develop the leadership skills to open new doors of opportunity and growth. In her own words, “The thing I love most about mentoring is the opportunity to connect one on one with youth—getting to know their quirks, their dreams, and their joys. It is incredible to witness their personal growth and development as they learn and experience new things.”
Over the past eight years, Julia has mentored thousands of youth at BSA camps, AFY camps, and in private classes. Julia completed a degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and canyoneering with her husband, Jordan.
As you know, the energy and enthusiasm of a mentor set the tone for your student’s learning experience. You’re seeking mentors who will inspire your student—and Lauren fits that bill. She’s designed software to help hospitals analyze DNA, worked on a particle accelerator in California, and constantly uses scientific thinking in her everyday life. In her words, “I may be biased, but I think science and engineering are the most useful and most fun subjects to study!”
Lauren graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Physics and a minor in Neurobiology, and enjoys listening to audiobooks, taking walks, baking, and fixing things around the house.
As a parent, you seek out mentors who will personalize the education experience for your student. Addie knows the importance of personalized learning. In her own words, “The thing I love most about being a mentor is actually getting to know students as the unique individuals they truly are and helping them grow. I love to see them push, improve, and work through obstacles.”
Creative from a young age, Addie studied at Salt Lake Community College and Adelaide College in Cambridge University, specializing in Musical Theater, Art History, and Vocal Training. She enjoys teaching vocal lessons, piano, art, watercolors, chalk pastels, film, choir, sketch comedy, STEM, and LEGO robotics.
Site Coordinator – 801-910-3215
As a parent, you want your student to have both strong academics and fun learning experiences with peers. As a Site Coordinator, Sheila seeks to combine both to create a vibrant learning community for homeschool families in your area. Sheila is here to answer your questions about the Bountiful ILC program and help make your experience awesome.
Sheila has been homeschooling her four children since 2013 and is a representative on the Davis County Homeschool Coalition. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering.
Community Outreach – 317-645-7372
Kara knows the value of building a strong learning community to support your student. In her words, “I love learning alongside my children and other students, watching connections being made, and seeing minds and souls mature into competent and courageous humans! I enjoy bringing people together around a common cause. I like to organize, facilitate, and allow others to shine!” Kara is excited to put these skills to use at the Bountiful ILC.
Kara grew up in Indiana and currently lives in Northern Utah with her family. She has a degree in Biology and enjoys reading, hiking, dancing, and learning just about anything.