Marianne’s relationship with HBP began in 1998 when her son, Logan, was enrolled as a first grader. In 2000, she became a teacher at HBP both on Open Days as well as elective class days. She has a Single Subject Credential in English, and a Multi-Subject Credential. She loves crafts, art, writing, games, gardening, and animals. “My favorite part of HBP is the kids!”
Marcie Kjoller has been teaching at the HomeBased Partnership since 2005. She attended UCSB where she earned her BA, a Coaching Certificate, and her teaching credential, all the while swimming on the UCSB swim team. After teaching in a traditional classroom for six years, she took time off to be with her two daughters. Eager to get back to teaching again, Marianne introduced her to the HomeBased Partnership. They had known each other from their days working as Zoo Camp Counselors at the Santa Barbara Zoo!
Marcie believes that, “The HomeBased Partnership is a magical place. It is filled with a diverse group of families who all value spending time together. The parents’ priorities are their children. I love getting to spend my “work days” with happy children who have the freedom and time to discover their world.”
I’m Megan Robertson and I have lived in Santa Barbara since 1985. My husband, Marty, and I have three kids with whom we love to camp and travel. I have homeschooled our kids at HBP since 2002. I taught in a traditional classroom at Carpinteria Middle School in the mid-‘90’s and then took a break when our son was born in 1997. Even as a teacher, I felt intimidated stepping into homeschooling in 2002. I was so glad to have a community of people to share the experience, to learn from, and most of all, to be a positive learning and growing environment for my children. I made the shift from being a parent and substitute to parent and regular staff at HBP in the fall of 2014. I love my role as teacher, supporter, and friend of kids and families at HBP.
Stacey has been teaching at Santa Barbara Charter School since 2003. She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from UCSB with a supplementary credential in Science. Her passion is spending time in nature and learning about animals. She enjoys camping with her husband and 2 young kids in the Sierra each summer, fostering their own connection to the natural world. “I believe in a parent-child cooperative model for education. HBP allows me to support each child’s first teacher, their parents, in achieving academic goals.”