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 Meet Our Co-Op Leads  

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Katrina Phruksukarn

Hi, I’m Katrina! I spent my childhood in Maine, climbing trees and playing in the woods for hours on end. I relocated to San Diego County over 20 years ago and now live in La Mesa with my wonderful husband and 3 boys. We began homeschooling in fall of 2020, and we haven’t looked back! We love our new homeschool lifestyle, but we missed being part of a community. My goal with leading this collective is to build community, create long-term friendships, and bring people together to share ideas, knowledge, laughter, tears, curriculum, and everything else that goes along with this amazing homeschool journey. I look forward to meeting you!

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Carina Schimpf

Hello fellow homeschoolers! I love learning alongside my 3 children. My husband and I were born and raised in San Diego and are now raising our family next door to his childhood home in Santee. We never would have guessed homeschooling would be part of our journey, but I am SO grateful we took the leap at the end of 2021. I truly believe the best kind of learning is done outside of a classroom. As many of our close friends have moved out of California, as well as most of our family living out of state, we’ve been missing community. I’m excited to be here with you to cultivate friendships, connection, community, and support as we adventure and explore the outside!