Charis Thanos, Central NC, Charis@smarttesting.net 336-252-8718
Charis and her husband, Nathan, live in Lexington, NC, with their five children. Both are avid outdoorsmen and consummate dabblers from woodworking and welding to pottery and painting.
She is an NC Certified Teacher and was an NC Teaching Fellow at Appalachian State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with teaching certification. She has worked as a teacher in NC in the classroom and online with NCVPS for more than 16 years and recognizes the diversity in learning styles. Not all children fit into the box of the public school system.
She is a homeschooling mother of five and the oldest sister of six girls. Children and unconventional education have always been a part of her life. Experience taught her that not all children learn at the same pace or in the same manner nor demonstrate understanding and mastery in the same ways. Testing thus should not be a one-size-fits-all. She loathes scantrons.
Charis was a public school student, and her children started the same way. She began the homeschool journey in the fall of 2022 and struggled mightily to get out of the “public school mindset” that demands metrics and excessive testing for nebulous data. Upon having SMART test her children the first year and receiving the amazing amount of actually useful data from the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJIV) Achievement test reports, she revamped her approach and found real joy in homeschooling while seeing real progress.
Charis believes all parents should have access to the kind of information that the WJIV and other similar tests can provide. She looks forward to providing this service as well as coaching so that parents are empowered in their children's educational journeys.
Service Areas: Lexington, Thomasville, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Salisbury, and surrounding Piedmont Triad locations. Also, there are limited dates in Mitchell and Avery counties. If you do not see an area listed, please feel free to reach out, as Charis may be able to travel to your area.