Gifted Support Group:
Homeschool Panel

Facilitators: Claire Parod and Debora Wong, Co-Facilitators of Los Angeles Gifted Homeschoolers (LAuGHs) 

Tuesday, March 13th • 6:30 p.m.
540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101

Are you new to homeschooling and have no idea where to begin? Are you a veteran homeschooler in need of inspiration? Or are you just curious about alternative education options for your child? Join us for a panel discussion with six veteran homeschooling moms– each with a different approach and philosophy. From unschooling to hybrid schooling to school-at-home, no one option is right for everyone. Hear about the unique journeys of these parents who partnered with their children to forge a path toward fulfillment and success.


Denise Durrett is a work-at-home mom to four gifted kids. She unschooled her 2e daughter for two years, and she is now thriving at Bridges Academy. Another of her children hybrid homeschools through Aveson's Flex program. Denise is a co-facilitator of the Eastside Gifted Facebook group, which provides moral support for parents of gifted and 2e kids.

Sharon Duncan's journey began when she left a 26 year career at JPL to homeschool her youngest. In the course of educating her two children she has done, public school, private school, homeschool, dual enrollment and early college. Sharon is now a well-respected independent consultant who helps families and schools understand and meet the social, emotional and educational needs of gifted and 2e children.

Irene Lin homeschooled her son from 6th to 8th grade for three years. During those three years, Irene tried different homeschool methods to fulfill her son’s education needs: online public school (K12 CAVA), part-time classes at high school, online classes, enrichment classes and tutors. Her now 14-years old is currently a 9th grader majoring in Creative Writing at California School of Arts.

Kasi Peters is in her seventh year of eclectic homeschooling her two children – ages 12 and 8. Kasi is a board certified music therapist who has worked with a wide variety of children since 2002. Kasi also sits on the Board of Directors of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG). She is also co-founder of Westside of Los Angeles Gifted Group.

Y-Vonn Teh is a gifted/2e adult and single working parent of color who found herself homeschooling unexpectedly when her only child was bullied emotionally and physically by both age-peers and adults in traditional school. Both mother and child have been collaborating as project managers on a learning journey using the world as a classroom from field trips to museums, Disneyland and Lone Scouting. Y-Vonn runs the highly popular Mandarin Social Adventures on Meetup.

Panelist Six began her homeschooling journey with her eldest son (age 16) in 2009. He has since returned to school and is in the process of researching colleges. She continues to homeschool her math-inclined younger son (age 12) utilizing resources in Monrovia and the Greater Los Angeles area. She has experience with programs such as EIE, FaCE-LA and Schooling for Life.

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