Serving the Home Education community.

The AHEA Board

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

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.

Sandra Gullacher

Board Member At Large

Board Member Bio

Sandra Gullacher

A country girl at heart, Sandra grew up on a farm in central Alberta. She now lives in Drumheller and has been married for over 20 years to Dave and is the mother of three children. She had been intrigued with homeschooling for a number of years after attending high school with a student who had been homeschooled. What she remembers most about him was that peer pressure did not bother him, and that he was brilliant and had amazing critical thinking skills — all qualities she wanted in her own children. She started attending the AHEA conferences 18 years ago, coming away inspired and encouraged every time. Whatever God asks of her, she tries to do to the best of her ability — from raising three children to love learning by spending countless hours engrossed in rich literature to sitting at swim meets for hours on end to encouraging her kids in swim competitions, dance competitions, music lessons ... the list goes on (as all homeschool parents can relate to!). When God asked her to accept this nomination, she prayed a lot about it as she knows her schedule is already busy. But she also knows she believes 100% in homeschooling their children. For 18 years she has appreciated AHEA and all the servants who give of their time, and she thinks it is her time to encourage and lift up those choosing to embrace the homeschool lifestyle. Her husband and kids all agree organizations like AHEA are critical to maintain parental rights and freedoms. Sandra isn’t sure how much she can add to this dynamic organization, but she is willing to do her best at what she is asked to do.

Shawna Sundal

Board Member At Large

Board Member Bio

Shawna Sundal

Coming to Christ at a young age, Shawna has had the opportunity to experience His grace and grow through both trials and victories, learning to rely on God more than herself. She had the opportunity to return to her province of birth to go to school on the Briercrest campus in Saskatchewan and returned back to Alberta to work full time, where she was able take further schooling and develop a career in finance and administration. She is grateful that she could transition to a home business after having children and currently enjoys working from home while teaching and facilitating learning for the family. Known to have a passion for discussion on important issues in faith and politics, she has enjoyed leading many small groups, encouraging others to apply our faith in practical ways, and is thankful that the whole family is able to reach out in ministry together. Their two children began school in the Cogito program, and then four years ago, Shawna and Harinder began homeschooling them. While involved in the public system, Shawna was the president of the Parents’ Association for several years and worked with a wonderful group of parents to identify and address many issues that were starting to be seen. As God led the family to homeschool, Shawna and Harinder valued the input and support from their family and many homeschooling friends, and they are happy to have an opportunity to serve the community with the skills and passions that God has equipped them with.

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