Christina SomervilleHome-educated through high school by Scott and Marcia Somerville, Christina earned a BA in Literature from Patrick Henry College in 2007. Upon graduation, Christina returned to Lampstand as an author, writing a Great Books Literature program for high school students, the beginning of a Literature program for junior high students, and two textbooks. During this time, Christina also edited Marcia’s Love the Journey, contributed to Writing Aids and Evaluations, taught for Tapestry University and Lampstand Learning Center (now Lucerna Academy), and helped to design the Advisor program as the first Advisor Liaison. In 2016, having completed a “first career” as a curriculum designer, Christina left Lampstand Press to embark on a “second career” as a teacher. The next four years broadened her knowledge of education beyond homeschooling as she taught secular international, public school, SAT prep school, AP, and private school students, while also continuing to teach at various times for Christian homeschool co-ops, Christian private students, and The Potter’s School. As 2019 ended, Michael Somerville decided to move on from his role as Lampstand’s President, so Christina transitioned part-time to a “third career” as the owner of Lampstand Press. (She also continues to teach because she can’t help herself.)
.Long-time Tapestry user and co-op leader Becca has joined our team to help manage the Great Transition! She brings us a wide range of technical skills, an unfailingly patient attitude, and a love for Tapestry that cannot not be bought, but can be received with deep thanks.We have set up contracts with a few talented Tapestry parent-teachers, hoping to bring you new or improved writing exercises across all ages in 2021! We asked Lesa to begin work on a grammar exercises program for Lower Grammar and Upper Grammar students that would help our children learn history while practicing grammar. She blew us away! Her sentences combine people, vocabulary, and facts from the week in such a way that students can practice all three while learning grammar and also preparing for their weekly History quiz in Evaluations. It’s a whole new level of learning integration, and we’re dizzy with the possibilities!