Serving the Home Education community.

The AHEA Board

Terry Yaceyko

President

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!

Shannon Tederoff

Vice President,
Convention Team Liaison

Board Member Bio

Shannon Tederoff

Shannon Tederoff is the mother of seven children and has been home educating them since the beginning. She is a former public school teacher who never dreamed of home schooling until she had her own children! Her children range ages from kindergarten to young adults. She takes a specific interest in the Convention related planning and this past year did work on the Government Liaison Committee. She would like AHEA to remain strong and be an encouraging and effective presence for the home education community in Alberta! She values the importance of working to protect our freedom to home educate.

David Provins

Treasurer, Government Liaison Team

Brent Feyter

Secretary

Janey Feyter

New Home Schoolers Liaison

Sandra Gullacher

Home School Support Groups Liaison,
Convention Team Liaison

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.

Tracy McNichol

Special Needs Liaison

Keith McNichol

Board Member At Large

Nicole Noster

Website Liaison

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.

Ted Tederoff

Government Liaison Team

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.

Shawna Sundal

Government Liaison Team

Board Member Bio

Shawna Sundal

Shawna is pleased to have joined the AHEA Board and serve as a Government Liaison. She has an ongoing fascination with politics, parental rights and how they intersect with our faith. She and her husband have two wonderful teenagers, and have enjoyed homeschooling them for the last several years. In her spare time, Shawna also works from home, loves to visit with people, enjoys lively discussions and a good read.

Richard Yaceyko

Government Liaison Team

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.

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