Ms. Perkins earned her degree in History from Florida State University and has spent her life working in a wide variety of positions which had nothing to do with her major! She has worked as an office manager, non-profit fundraiser, licensed massage therapist, health care supplies coordinator, church administrator, child care team supervisor, and high school teacher. Ms. Perkins first found a passion for teaching when her younger brother was old enough to hold a pencil and thought “playing school” was fun. She has developed a love for learning and sharing knowledge through the years while teaching numerous Bible study groups and by homeschooling her own son. For fun she enjoys traveling, reading, making art, collecting craft supplies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Bluhm is a certified teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with students of all ages in multiple settings. She believes that learning from her students is as important as them learning from her and is always looking for ways to connect with them. Ms. Bluhm also enjoys being her daughter’s personal assistant, spending time with family, gardening, caring for her many pets, driving fast cars, and encouraging others to “shine their light.”
A faith-based curriculum is one that teaches a Christian or Biblical worldview – creation by one God, salvation through Jesus Christ, and eternal heaven for those who accept the gift of salvation. Individual curriculum publishers may vary slightly and include broader truths like love, acceptance, and justice, but they are all long established and widely regarded as true, accurate, and effective. Lessons created by teachers may or may not reflect these specific ideas and often will be religion-neutral like “normal” school materials.
The first and foremost goal of Futures Academy is to educate students and help prepare them for adulthood. We do not provide encouragement or indoctrination toward any specific belief, religion, church, or doctrine. Part of meeting kids where they are includes helping them find their own path that works for them in their families and communities.