Dr. Kirsten L. Stein

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    Dr. Kirsten Stein, founder, director, and instructor at Athena's Homeschool Academy.
    Dr. Kirsten at AHA

    Hello! My name is Dr. Kirsten. I am so happy you found us! Athena’s Homeschool Academy (AHA) was created for you. AHA was created to help parents educate their homeschooled children and help spark eureka moments!

    My children also needed help along the way. That is why I started Athena’s. My children were not being challenged in their schooling environment. I began homeschooling my children and created Athena’s Advanced Academy, Inc., AHA’s parent company. I remember being very overwhelmed when I began homeschooling and wanted to give my children the opportunity to learn from others. AHA was created as a division of Athena’s that homeschooled kids like my children would have a place where they could cultivate their love of learning and so parents like me would have a place to get help educating their homeschooled children.

    I have been lucky to have worked with so many amazing families over the years. I often tear up when reading through the heartfelt messages I receive from parents and students. It inspires me to know that we have been able to help and support students along their educational journey. I would like to share (with permission) one such message. I hope you will find it as touching as I do. (Thank you, Tenzin!)

    Click the picture to read Tenzin’s letter: 

    Kirsten L. Stein, Ed.D. is known for her passion for teaching young people. This passion inspired her to earn her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and found Athena’s Homeschool Academy, a division of Athena’s Advanced Academy, Inc. For over three decades, Dr. Kirsten has been involved in the field of education. After receiving her B.S. in Education, Dr. Kirsten taught in the public-school system and went on to earn her M.A. in Education degree with a focus on teambuilding. She spearheaded the school district’s involvement in inclusion practices and the use of paraprofessionals in the classroom. Dr. Kirsten then shifted her focus to homeschooling her two children and online education. From there, she created Athena’s Advanced Academy, Inc. and the Athena’s Homeschool Academy division. As C.E.O. and instructor, Dr. Kirsten Stein is passionate about bringing people together to meet the educational needs of learners while creating a supportive community environment.

    “I love how much my daughter looks forward to her webinars -for every Athena’s course. She tries to never miss one. She thrives on the interaction with other students and she always enjoys her time with Dr. Kirsten. I believe that she received the most information from the webinars and the additional information posted by Dr. Kirsten in the class. Dr. Kirsten’s positive energy is contagious. I love to hear her happy voice whenever I am nearby during the webinars. I know that her bright approach keeps [my daughter] interested and I love that I hear her laugh often during classes!”
    Parent Amanda D.
    I dedicated this medal to Dr. Kirsten.
    She is always there, helping us to reach our full potentials. She also gladly resolves any questions or concerns we might have.
    Dr. Kirsten dedicates so much of her time to creating new, interesting, and fun activities, forums, and assignments for us to do, and works so hard to make sure we are all enjoying, learning, and benefiting from our Athena’s courses.
    For these reasons, I think that she more than deserves a medal to be dedicated to her
    Student Ruby

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