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. Oglesby is a retired public school teacher. She taught Kindergarten but loves math and is looking forward to the challenge of Futures Academy. She graduated Suma Kum Laude from Kaplan University (now Perdue Online) with a B.S. in Psychology and Child Development, and she is also a member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Ms. Oglesby is the proud mother of two amazing men. (Where did the time go??) She has lived in both India and China and has traveled all over the world. An avid reader and lover of learning new things, her new challenge is learning Hebrew! Faith is very important to Ms. Oglesby. She advises as Paul did, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest is we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
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.