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Homeschool Testing
Glenna Toney, Asheville NC, glenna@smarttesting.net828-775-7949

Glenna and her husband Greg live in Asheville NC, where they enjoy spending time with their four grown children (all homeschool graduates) and four young grandchildren. The Toney family loves to boat, camp, ski, snowboard, hike, rock climb, and enjoy the NC Mountains. They often take fun, exciting, high adventure vacations and love to travel.

Glenna owns her own business called Smoky Mountain Academic Resources and Training (SMART)(  She is a very busy, and in demand, Educational Consultant, and Tester.  Glenna works with families and students all over NC, SC, GA, FL, and beyond. Glenna has administered the Woodcock-Johnson III & IV Achievement Test since 2002 and has administered the IOWA Test of Achievement since 2007.

Glenna is a native of Western North Carolina, graduating from T.C. Roberson High School. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte (UNCC). Glenna taught in Buncombe County Schools for 11 years. She is a lifelong learner and teacher. Since graduating from UNCC Glenna has taught numerous enrichment classes and tutorials to homeschoolers in WNC. She taught a how-to homeschool class called "Homeschooling 101" at AB Tech Community College for several years through the Continuing Education Classes. In 2004, she completed requirements for her North Carolina Environmental Education Certificate through Pisgah Forest Institute at Brevard College. Glenna is frequently asked to speak at homeschool meetings across NC and into SC and beyond. She has taught workshops or spoken to groups on the following topics: Homeschooling 101, Learning Styles, Games that Teach, Adding Adventure to Your Homeschooling, Testing, Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School, Homeschool Athletics, and "We have test scores, now what?". Additional workshops are currently being prepared.

Glenna has played, coached, or officiated volleyball since high school. Glenna played volleyball in high school, starting as team captain in a NC State Championship game in her junior year. She played volleyball in college for four years on a Division I Athletic Scholarship at UNCC. She was the captain of her college team her senior year and lead her team and the conference in aces. She stayed at UNCC and worked as a graduate assistant for the volleyball team, coaching, and recruiting.  Once out of college, Glenna was offered the head coaching job at Coastal Carolina University in SC. Glenna opted to not coach at Coastal Carolina and returned home to Asheville, NC to teach and coach high school volleyball. Glenna coached high school volleyball at both T.C. Roberson and Erwin High School in the Asheville area. Glenna had to stop coaching high school volleyball due to a growing family and teaching career. So, Glenna became a middle school and high school volleyball official for several years. In 2007, Glenna started coaching middle school and high school volleyball again for the Asheville Trailblazers. Glenna has been coaching the Trailblazers every year since 2007. The teams she has coached have won the NCHEAC State Volleyball Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017 were state runners up in 2013. Trailblazer teams coached by Glenna have won many tournament Championships in 2019 (undefeated season 25-0) & 2020. In 2012, Glenna started officiating volleyball again and is currently a USA Certified Volleyball Official in addition to NC high school matches (NCHSAA/ SCHSL). She works club volleyball tournaments all over the southeast from Jan. to June. Glenna started officiating College matches in 2014. Glenna had the opportunity to officiate a Gold Division Finals Match at the AAU National Championships in June 2019.

In 2014, Glenna was asked to join DownUnder Sports as a volleyball coach. Glenna traveled to Australia to coach an All-Star High School Volleyball Team from the United States. Glenna has coached Volleyball in Australia in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 with DownUnder Sports.


Glenna is actively involved as an Independent Consultant with Discovery Toys ( and sells academic-based fun toys to families, preschools, and other locations.  See the Discovery Toys advertisement at the bottom of any page of Ask Glenna how Discovery Toys products can help your children learn. Play, Learn, Inspire with Discovery Toys!

Glenna is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International ( and sells botanically-based all-natural Arbonne skincare and nutrition products to clients upon request.

Glenna has been the head coordinator and administrator of Riderschoice Homeschool Ski and Snowboard Club ( ( since 2001. Please join us on the slopes during the Winter in WNC!


Glenna was active in helping with Boy Scouts and Venture Crew and has served in the past as Children's Director at her church in the past when her children were young.


Glenna Toney is fantastic! Provided so much insight into my students last year and gave me so many practical ideas; I'm confident that our school year is going to be so much more productive because of that guidance! I can't recommend her highly enough! - Sarah O.

Glenna, I was just thinking of you and wanted to reach out and let you know that the impact you made on the lives of my girls and family will always be remembered and appreciated. We all cherish the memories spent with you for so many years.  You have really spent your life investing into others, and I am so thankful my family was part of your journey.  Lots of love,  - Tara

Glenna is amazing. She has tested all 3 of my kids since they were old enough to test. They never worry about test day and look forward to seeing Glenna each year. Even after we moved out of NC, she has still tested my kids. She will make your children feel welcome and comfortable and make the testing day so much easier. I have always used the Woodcock-Johnson and highly recommend it as well. - -Dara Reppe

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