Our Educators


Kathy Hewey – Full-Time Educator

Kathy Hewey wants to live in a world where kids truly know themselves, are comfortable making mistakes, and find joy in learning. She has her bachelor’s and master’s in education, with over 10 years of experience facilitating learning at any age. In addition, Kathy has been homeschooling her now 11 year old daughter for the past three years. She also recently graduated with a practitioner’s certificate in Homeopathy and has started her own practice. When Kathy is not reading up on natural health or finding exciting materials for sparking learning, you can probably find her outside with her husband and daughter. She loves hiking, catching frogs and snakes, foraging, swimming, biking, and snowboarding!


Chelsea Consul Brooks – Part-time Educator/Curriculum

Chelsea has spent over a decade in many different roles in the world of Elementary Education. She has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, reading intervention teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, teacher mentor and adjunct professor of education. After her daughter was born in 2016, she was drawn to explore alternative methods of teaching and learning, including Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Montessori and play-based learning.  Since then, Chelsea has been adapting to several full-time roles: mama, flower farmer, and homeschooling parent.  She believes that learning should nourish the mind, body and heart and is excited to be working with the Home Academy team to create a unique program that fosters critical thinking and a focus on developing self-awareness in addition to academic learning.  In addition to her passion for education, Chelsea enjoys growing and arranging flowers, hiking and exploring all the nooks and crannies of Maine.

Our Board of Directors

Crystal Rogers and Elizabeth Aaskov

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Home Academy was born from the passion and determination of Crystal and Liz, two sisters who are also mothers of school-aged children in Maine. Frustrated by the limitations of the public school system, they sought an educational approach that catered to the unique needs of their family. They witnessed how their children were not receiving the individualized attention they required in a system overly focused on standards and test scores. After exploring various alternative schools and private schools in Maine without finding the right fit, Crystal and Liz felt compelled to create their own educational haven where their children and others could flourish.

Driven by their vision, they embarked on the journey of establishing the Home Academy homeschooling program. Their goal was to create a safe and nurturing space where children could feel safe, valued, and free to be themselves. They envisioned an environment that allowed kids to explore their passions, learn in areas that interested them, spend less time on technology, and embrace the wonders of the outdoors.