About our authors.

About Us

Keith and Kim Howe

The Howe Family

In the summer of 2005, Keith and Kim Howe decided to begin their homeschool journey. Their son Jaden was intelligent and creative, and homeschooling him seemed like a fun opportunity. Soon after they started looking for a curriculum, however, Kim realized that she was going to have to create a program herself. She wanted to inspire a love of learning and literature in her kids, and she wanted it to be both rigorous and engaging. Knowing that other families also included kids that were intelligent, creative, and a little bit quirky, they decided to take the curriculum on the road and share it with others.

Since 2005, a lot has changed. Jaden is currently studying finance and computer science at NYU, Jolie Hope is studyingallied health at TCU, Callie Grace is dancing her way through high school, and Piper continues the tradition of being intelligent, creative, and just a little bit quirky as she works her way through Moving Beyond the Page.

Meet our Team

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.

Co-founder / Curriculum Director

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 four children in College Station, TX. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, reading, hiking and playing tennis.

Karen Brown, M.A.

Director of Curriculum

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 since 2000. She, her husband, and children live in Raleigh, North Carolina. She enjoys reading, hiking, practicing yoga, and playing word games.

Angela D'Antonio

Curriculum Specialist

Angela Marie D’Antonio has been homeschooling her two daughters for eight years in various locations nationally and internationally. After using Moving Beyond the Page for five years with her own children, she was hired as the West Coast Curriculum Specialist in 2019. Angela enjoys traveling to schools and conferences for the company and loves helping homeschooling families find the best curriculum match for their children. Married to an academic and a certified book nerd, she is constantly reading and learning about education and how to best support all types of learners.

Angela Backer

Curriculum Specialist / Social Media Manager

Angela Backer has been homeschooling her three daughters for seven years ranging from preschool through high school graduation. For her, education is the family business. Growing up in a family of educators laid the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity about the world and the uncanny ability to fill every nook and cranny in her home with books. Angela has classroom experience in special education and accelerated education populations, as well as teaching music and directing theater. Her education background is in English Literature and Creative Writing. Angela joined the company in 2020 as a Curriculum Specialist and also manages the company’s social media properties. She loves sharing the joys of learning with others and helping families and organizations find the best curriculum for them.

Katie Durgin-Bruce, M.A.

Curriculum Developer

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 Wall, Ph.D.

Curriculum Developer

Kathy 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 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.