Write From The Heart

Write from the Heart is an online composition and literature program designed for homeschoolers in middle and high school. We offer annual classes in composition, literature, and AP English. We also offer 4-week Workshop Intensive and Individualized Coaching Sessions for both public and homeschooled students. Our goal is to help students find their voices and grow in writing and critical thinking skills.

Above all, we believe that education is a personal journey of discovery. It is shaped by the personality of the child, the beliefs and values of the child’s family, and the experiences that the child encounters. It should never be undervalued. We desire to come alongside parents in helping each child through that personal journey.

Our Team

Veldorah J. Rice, Director
BA in English, History, & Communication, MA in English and Film Studies

Veldorah began working with Write from the Heart in 2006 and took over as director in 2011. She oversees the classes and enjoys creating new curriculum and tools for student writers.  She speaks at homeschool and teacher conferences about writing and helping students find their voices.  In her free time, she loves knitting and watching bad movies with her husband and two children.

 

 

Kelly BeatyKelly Beaty, Writing Coach
BA in Speech Communication, MA in Middle Grades Education

Kelly Beaty enjoys helping students to express themselves through writing. She has taught both elementary and middle school students as well as adults learning to communicate in English.  In addition, Kelly is a yoga teacher who specializes in senior adult wellness.

 

Brittany Cannon, Writing Coach
BA in English and Political Science

Brittany Cannon has nine years of experience teaching English Language Arts to middle and high school students.  Brittany is dedicated to ensuring her students grow as writers and achieve their academic goals. Her love of reading and writing began at an early age, and she hopes to publish her own books one day! On the weekends, Brittany loves walking in the park with her husband and son. When she has a spare moment, you can find her partaking in all things related to self care!

 

Kerry Gibson, Writing Coach
BA in Elementary Education, MA in Professional Counseling

Kerry Gibson has a master’s level of education and vast experience in both teaching and mentoring writers of all ages. Kerry lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. She loves animals, nature and gardening. When she is not working, you will most likely find her outside enjoying the fresh air.

 

Andreas Hamilton, Writing Coach
BA in English, MAT in English Education

Andreas Hamilton is an Atlanta native and a former high school English teacher who loves to share her passion for reading and writing with students. Outside of her devotion to education, Andreas enjoys cooking, reading for leisure, and completing DIY projects at home. She currently lives back in her hometown of Atlanta, GA with her husband and son.

 

Kim Keen, Writing Coach
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Education

Kim Keen has eight years experience teaching grammar, composition, and literature to middle and high school students in a public school setting. Additionally, she homeschooled her own children for five years when they were elementary ages. She is passionate about helping students find their voices.

 

Abigail Kurtz, Instructor
BS degree in Library Science

Abigail Kurtz lives in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. She worked as a children’s librarian, one of her dream jobs, for a few years. Now she is raising a son and working on her master’s degree in sociology.  She spends her free time reading and hiking.  As an alumna of the program, Abigail is excited to be involved in Write from the Heart, the class that taught her to enjoy good literature.

Abigail Kurtz, Instructor
BS degree in Library Science

Abigail Kurtz lives in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. She worked as a children’s librarian, one of her dream jobs, for a few years. Now she is raising a son and working on her master’s degree in sociology.  She spends her free time reading and hiking.
 As an alumna of the program, Abigail is excited to be involved in Write from the Heart, the class that taught her to enjoy good literature.

Veldorah J. Rice, Director
BA in English, History, & Communication, MA in English and Film Studies

Veldorah J. Rice began working with Write from the Heart in 2006 and took over as director in 2011. She oversees the classes and enjoys creating new curriculum and tools for student writers. She speaks at homeschool and teacher conferences about writing and helping students find their voices.  In her free time, she loves knitting and watching bad movies with her husband and two children.