Mrs. Stephanie Lewis
Visual Art, Performing, Choir, and Biology Teacher
I have worked hard to get my act together in this homeschooling venture and have felt a calling to share my story and resources with others. My hope is that Loft & Field can be a place where homeschoolers can come together to support, study, live, and learn. It’s a cottage school. It’s a living books library. It’s a farm. It’s a study group for Charlotte Mason aficionados. It’s a place to organize more things like nature walks, art workshops, interesting classes, or other things that would benefit us or our kids. —read more from blog post—
Mrs. Rebecca Selin
Literacy, Handicrafts, Cardboard Modeling & Architecture, Biomes & World Geography, and Biology Assistant
It has always resounded deep within me, that life is a very serious thing. So from the point in my life when I first was considering having children, I have always endeavored to be intentional. To be consistently intentional in life is a struggle because life is also filled with unpredictable chaos. A quote from Charlotte Mason highlights that balance of chaos versus control. “No other part of the world’s work is of such supreme difficulty, delicacy and importance, as that of parents in the right bringing up of their children.”
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Mrs. Miranda Adams
Seeds Teacher & Librarian
Growing up I always loved children. You would find me holding babies, serving in the nursery, babysitting, counseling camp, and even running an in-home daycare before I was married. God has fulfilled my dream of being a mom by giving my husband and I six beautiful daughters (14yrs down to under 1yr)! This will be my fourth year with the Seeds at Loft and Field. Once again, I am excited to learn and grow together. The Seeds come to class with such awe and wonder. It is a delight to explore God’s big world with them!
Mrs. Tonya Erickson
Mapmaking and MN History Teacher
I have been homeschooling for several years. My oldest graduated two years ago. This journey of homeschooling and educating children has brought many life lessons, seasons of growth, and wonderful blessings. My heart is for children and to walk alongside them in their education journey. I enjoy working on cars with my husband, camping with my kiddos, walking my fury baby, and have a love for learning. I look forward to working with you and your student.
Mrs. Janine Schifsky
Home Science Teacher
I have a HUGE passion for learning in a living setting, real life, imperfect and messy at times. I live on a farm with my family with all sorts of God’s creation and my favorite attire is overalls and a bandana. I believe in the importance of living a simple life with grit and grace. I feel very blessed to be homeschooling my two children (13 & almost 10) however if you were to talk to 18 year old Janine I would have thought you were crazy, (funny how paths change). Through out the years I have held many roles from business professional, entrepreneur, ministry leader, Mother and Wife. My passion however lies at home on our farm with my family and friends showing my love through my love language, which is teaching, hosting and feeding people. I am so incredibly excited to not only teach the students here at Loft & Field but learn from their beautiful hearts and minds as well.
Miss Miriam Weinand
Seeds Assistant and Outdoor Games Teacher
Mr. Bob Flach
Bob is an experienced outdoorsman hunting, fishing, hiking, foraging, blacksmithing, carpentry and seeing the world that God created. He makes knives and leather products and enjoys teaching his children survival and bushcraft skills. Recently he taught a nature journal making class to a group of children. He has lead trips to the Boundary Waters and a summit climb of Mount Rainier. He loves teaching about nature, survival and adventure stories.
Miss. Savannah Selin
Teaching Assistant & Outdoor Games Teacher
Savannah loves children, and is excited to try this teaching opportunity! She loves her rabbits, 4-H, and learning languages. Savannah is starting PSEO at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this fall as part of her high school education.
Mrs. Jennifer Whiting
Jennifer is one of those people that is constantly making beautiful crafts. She has knitted and crocheted blankets, sweaters, hats, slippers, and more for almost all of her children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. She has a special gift when working with children and sharing her love of creating. Her joy in crafting is contagious! She is currently retired and loves spending time with her grandchildren and spoiled dog Charlie.
Mr. Steve Whiting
Music & Agriculture, Farm Mentor
Steve is retired from the University of Minnesota as a Poultry Teaching and Research Scientist. He now spends his time working at the Forest Lake Home Depot, playing his guitar, and helping figure out the logistics so Loft & Field farm doesn’t fall apart. When he is able, he comes and sings his favorite folk songs and hymns with us, and helps with the agriculture classes. We are always happy to have a visit from Mr. Steve!
Ms. Mackenzie Scheps
I have always had a love for learning. From a young age you’d find my face in a book getting lost in lands of imagination and wonder. To see God’s hand through history, His miracles in science, His order in math, His beauty in art and music.
Teaching is an immense privilege for me, not only because I get the opportunity to help little humans learn and grow in all areas but I believe in the great privilege of helping build the foundation of learning in which children will base their decisions for life. To be a part of a child’s life and routine, blessed to have the opportunity to teach through a lenses in which they simply learn to love to learn.
This year I am excited, honored, and humbled, to be apart of the Loft & Field family through the seeds class. I pray all of our learning experiences are reflected through the lens of God and His love for each of us. I pray that the students’ hearts and minds will be filled with a love of learning, an excitement for stories and literature, for creativity and wonder and the knowledge of the God who created them, loves them and desires a relationship with them.
Ms. Maia Hinderman
Citizenship & Argumentation and Choir Teacher