Comforts of Home By Cindy Hval
Harley McAllister worked at SprayCool in Liberty Lake, and Abby McAllister home-schooled their three sons in addition to substitute teaching at Summit School in Spokane Valley.
When her husband was laid off from SprayCool in 2009, the couple pondered what was next. “We wanted to give back somewhere because we felt like we’d been so blessed,” McAllister said.
Because she was passionate about the expeditionary learning model –an interdisciplinary project-based method – they use at Summit, they began searching for schools similar to Summit and found Doulos Discovery School in the Dominican Republic. The Christian school needed high school math and science teachers. “We were both qualified to do that,” she said.
Spokane’s Spokesman-Review reports travel, new adventures and new siblings promises a great reason for homeschooling.