Serving the Home Education community.

The AHEA Board

Patty Marler

President

Board Member Bio

Patty Marler

Patty is a home educating wife of 23 years to Jeff and mother of 4 children. Her children have always been home educated and their eldest graduated in May, 2011 with the fruits of their efforts becoming apparent. She has an understanding of legislative acts, regulations and policies through previous employment as well as conference administrative experience. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of home education with others and advocating for the rights of home educators with policy makers. God has placed her in locations where she has had the privilege of sharing the spirit, philosophies and ideologies of home education with government leaders as well as praying with and for government leaders. Patty plans on continuing to push forward for home educators.

With the School Act revisions and Home Education Regulation review imminent, and as AHEA’s Political Liaison, Patty looks forward to advocating for our rights as parents to educate our children.

Richard Yaceyko

Vice-President

Board Member Bio

Richard Yaceyko

Richard has been happily married to Terry for 27+ years and has 4 daughters (25, 20, 14 and 12). The older two girls graduated from their home school. Richard works in construction and sits on Town Council. He has seen the fruits of home education and is happy to volunteer on the AHEA Board, to encourage Home Education in Alberta, and to support parental freedom in traditional Home Schooling.

Terry Yaceyko

Secretary/Communications

Board Member Bio

Terry Yaceyko

Terry is the wife of Richard and they have been happily married for 27 + years. They have 4 daughters and she has enjoyed their home schooling journey over the past 20 years.

She is very passionate about practically supporting home educators and loves talking about and encouraging home schoolers!

David Provins

Treasurer

Paul van den Bosch

Media Relations

Board Member Bio

Paul van den Bosch

Paul van den Bosch and his wife Mary have seven children and have been home educating for over 20 years. Three of their children are adults (two have now completed university degrees), and they are home schooling the remaining four, ages 17 to 10.

Paul and his wife are traditional home educators. Their home school program is parent-directed and parent-delivered. Paul strongly believes in parents as the primary educators of their children and believes AHEA is the voice that speaks for the traditional home educator. He loves speaking with anyone interested in home schooling and parental rights and freedoms.

Paul has two degrees: a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton and a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead. His background includes media experience, business management, and education.

Tracy McNichol

Support Group/Convention Team/Special Needs/New Homeschooler Liaison

Keith McNichol

Board Member At Large

Shannon Tederoff

Government Liaison

Board Member Bio

Shannon Tederoff

Shannon and her husband Ted have been home educating their five children ranging from ages 3 to 12. Shannon had been an elementary public school teacher for 7 years and never would have dreamed of home educating until she had her own children. She believes it is important that home educators have a support network and also believes that AHEA is important for providing resources and encouragement to home educators, enabling them to stick with their convictions. She has also served in the past as Speaker Coordinator for the Convention.

Ted Tederoff

Board Member At Large

Board Member Bio

Ted Tederoff

Ted Tederoff is using his computer engineering background to work as a consultant. His current role is in software development. He has an interest in a proper balancing of various government realms, such as civic, church, family and individual. He spent six years on the board of the federal Conservative Party in his Edmonton-Leduc riding. Ted also spent several years involved with Toastmasters and served in various executive club positions. His most important job however, is being husband to Shannon and father to their seven children. Ted enjoyed serving six years as president of AHEA and feels so blessed to continue to serve Alberta’s home educating families. He has a passion for implementing at home the great ideas he comes across from past and current home educators, whether these folks are distant leaders or local friends. Ted realizes that home educators have their struggles yet he is so impressed with the fruit of home education - the friendly, talented and full-of-life young adults.

Brett Feyter

Board Member At Large

Janey Feyter

Board Member At Large

Nicole Noster

Board Member At Large

Board Member Bio

Nicole Noster

Nicole Noster and her husband, Simon, have many shared passions, including family, education, music and agriculture, and they keep busy raising their 4 children. A home education graduate herself, Nicole has enjoyed beginning their homeschooling journey with her own children. With a degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California, she particularly appreciates employing socratic dialogue and introducing classic literature in her studies with the children.

Nicole spent 10 years working in college development, specializing in marketing and promotions, program development and desktop design. Currently, she manages an online program of courses for home educated students. She firmly believes in and advocates for parental rights in education, and is happy to give a real and positive interpretation of home education to those who mis-understand it.

Simon Noster

Board Member At Large

Board Member Bio

Simon Noster

Simon Noster and his wife, Nicole, share a similar educational journey: both are homeschooling graduates and homeschooling parents of their four wonderful children. Simon believes strongly in life-long learning, and the importance of love of learning. A strong advocate of parental choice, he believes that parents have primary rights and responsibility with regard to the education and upbringing of their children.

Simon earned a B.A. from Thomas Aquinas College in California, and a B.Ed. from Concordia University College of Alberta. He began his teaching career in a Cold Lake, Alberta Jr High classroom, and in 2014, he moved into his current role as a full time home education facilitator. In addition to his passion for family and education, Simon is also an organic farmer, representing the 5th generation on the family farm, and a professional singer with Pro Coro Canada.

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