Moving Beyond the Page
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About the Authors

Moving Beyond the Page is written by highly qualified professionals in the field of education. Each of our writers is qualified to work (and has worked) at some of the most respected curriculum companies and universities in the country. While our writers do possess amazing qualifications, they all also understand what it means to educate children at home. They have all experienced the joy and struggles of homeschooling their own children. This mix of professional qualification and real-life homeschool experience makes Moving Beyond the Page unique among homeschool curriculum.

Kim A. Howe, M.S.

Kim A. Howe is a co-founder of Moving Beyond the Page. She has been an educational consultant for school systems in North Carolina where she taught certification courses for elementary, middle and high school teachers pursuing licensure in gifted education. She also served as a Curriculum Development Specialist at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Kim is co-author of Making Choices: A Social Skills Development Program.

Education and Experience
Kim received her MS from Texas A&M University, College Station in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education. Kim has served as a gifted and talented teacher and coordinator in schools in North Carolina and Texas.

Kim has been trained in a variety of curriculum development methods, has written curriculum for schools, and has been a freelance writer for The Mailbox Teacher Magazine and The Bookbag. She is also a contributing author for Building Math Basics and Super Science Investigations.

Kim is a homeschooling mom and she lives with her husband and three children in Durham, North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, reading, hiking and playing tennis.

Katie Durgin-Bruce, M.A.

Katie Durgin-Bruce has worked in the educational publishing industry for over 12 years, including work for Scholastic, Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center, and Cablevision. She has written lesson plans for classroom teachers, nonfiction science books for children, materials for science and technology summer camps, and videos for children in the hospital to help them understand upcoming medical procedures.

Education and Experience
At the University of Georgia, Katie earned a BA in Journalism, focusing on children’s television and media in 1996. She received her MA in Educational Technology from Columbia University Teachers College in 2000.

Katie lives in New York City with her husband and 2 children. In addition to homeschooling, Katie loves modern art, cooking, and tent camping.


Kathy Walbert, Ph.D.

Kathy Walbert is a historian who has worked extensively with K-12 education as a curriculum developer, professional development instructor, and workshop coordinator.

Education and Expertise:
Kathy received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in United States history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also completed substantial coursework in K-6 education. She received a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship to support her dissertation research on the lives of nineteenth century southern women teachers. Over the years, Kathryn has worked with K-12 teachers through the Department of History's Project for Historical Education at UNC-CH, the Southern Oral History Program's outreach efforts, the North Carolina Humanities Council's summer teachers' institute program, and LEARN North Carolina. Her historical research and educational writing have been published in several print and online publications.

Kathy is a homeschooling mother who lives with her husband and daughter in Durham, North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, nature photography, cooking, reading, hiking, playing guitar, and a wide range of crafts including knitting, sewing, embroidery, and beading.

Karen Brown, M.A.

Karen Brown is an editor and writer with experience in both the technical publishing and academic worlds.

Education and Experience
Karen has a BA in English (with a double major in Spanish) and an MA in English from Virginia Tech. She has significant experience teaching college-level English and Reading and tutoring both adults and children. She also worked for several years in the field of technical communications writing documentation and courseware, editing technical and non-technical material, and indexing books.

Karen has four children and has homeschooled for ten years. She, her husband, and children live in Raleigh, North Carolina. She enjoys reading, hiking, practicing yoga, and playing word games.