Kelsi and her husband Rusty reside in
South Bend, IN with their four children.
In addition to founding Indiana's first Charlotte Mason Micro-School, she is also the owner and editor of Vintage Kids | Modern World, had her writing featured in Buzz Feed and was a contributing author to DIY Natural Remedies. She is also the founder of the Charlotte Mason in South Bend Homeschool Group and she and her husband opened Heritage Children's Library, a 7,000+ volume preservation lending library and homeschool resource center in Mishawaka, IN.
Kelsi was a Lilly Endowment Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in International Studies from Bethel University. She has served in cross-cultural ministry in 13 nations, and is on the board of RISE Urban Ministry in South Bend.
Additionally, she is the Children's Ministry Director at Hope Church and is preparing to publish ROOTED,
a Charlotte Mason Sunday School Curriculum.
Kelsi is the Founder and Director of Heritage Christian Academy, located in Mishawaka, Indiana on the campus of Bethel University. HCA is Indiana's FIRST Charlotte Mason Micro School and a unique homeschool support program. HCA's homeschool-hybrid approach offers full days of classes twice a week to students, allowing parents the privilege and dignity of continuing to homeschool their children on the off days.
Heritage Children's Library is dedicated to providing your family with the best in classic literature and living books.
The specially curated collection contains volumes from the "Golden Age" of children's literature; specifically books
that were written and published before 1970, prior to revisionist history and the politicization of our educational system.
In addition to our 7,000+ volume preservation library, HCL also offers homeschool curricula rentals, sales and resources, in order to make homeschooling as financially reasonable as possible.
A Charlotte Mason
Sunday School Curriculum
ROOTED is a unique approach to Sunday School curricula that takes the universal and timeless principles of the Mason method and implements them in a Sunday school setting, with optional adjustments for homeschool Bible lessons. It has been implemented by Freedom Ministries International since 2015 and will be published and available in the Summer of 2020.
Charlotte Mason Teacher
and Leader Training
Kelsi offers customizable Charlotte Mason training seminars (virtual as well as in-person) for Teachers and Charlotte Mason Group Leaders.
CM Training Weekends include subject-intensives, teaching on the CM Method , encouragement and inspiration, as well as time for question and answer periods. Ideal for homeschool moms, Micro-School teachers, Co-op Teachers and those who want to deepen their understanding and practice of the CM Method. CM Training Weekends make ideal staff and team-building retreats for your school or co-op.
CM Teacher Training Seminars are customizable for your Micro-School or Co-op and can be tailored to the needs of your group. Seminars are done via online interactive class at pre-determined days and times and each session typically lasts 60-90 minutes. Ideal for educators and groups leaders and for use in staff training for specific topics, subjects and trouble spots.
Contact Kelsi for more information
and to schedule a training.
Kelsi offers Consults on the following topics:
Curricula Consults || Kelsi will walk through any trouble areas in your homeschool, answer book questions and make recommendations, assist in scheduling and planning, offer resources and tips and encourage you on your journey! Curricula Consult || $30/hr, includes a one-hour meeting as well as follow-up email with notes and recommended resources.
Leadership Consults || Kelsi will answer any questions pertaining to the formation of a Charlotte Mason Co-op or Micro-School. As Homeschooling alternatives grow, groups are springing up across the nation and the interest in Charlotte Mason is growing exponentially! As the founder and director of Indiana's first CM Micro School and after years of research, Kelsi advises on such topics as program formation, goal development, potential problem areas, group curricula formation, leadership and teacher training, documentation and form development for your group, etc. Full Leadership Consults include downloadable pdfs for group usage which can be customized and edited for your group and represent hundreds of hours in development and have been successfully implemented and tested.
NEW Heritage Satellite Campus Membership
Leadership Consult || $60/hr with follow-up emails and support provided.
FULL Leadership Consult || $500 and includes customizable pdfs, 2 hours of consulting with up to three group leaders via group Zoom classes.
Contact Kelsi for more details or to arrange a consult.
For 10 years, Kelsi owned and operated her own photography studio, during which time she was published nationally and had the honor of capturing the wedding of her city Mayor, as well as numerous works for local venues, business owners, sports teams and news channels. Additionally she has designed numerous websites for non-profits, events and schools.
Design and photography work is quoted on an individual project basis. Please contact Kelsi for more information.