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Parents bring faith to teachings

One of a series of homeschooling stories on delmarvanow.com.

Many families turn to home schooling for different reasons — the opportunity to stay close to their children, dictate what they learn or to avoid possible negative influences.

As Amy Jenkins and her husband, the Rev. Chad Jenkins, considered home schooling while living in New Orleans, their faith was a catalyst in the decision.

‘I had been attending college to become an educator myself and the Lord really made it clear that I should use the talent which he had gave me to encourage the growth of knowledge in my own children,’ said Amy Jenkins, who now lives with her family in the Accomack County town of New Church.

So in 2003, Amy Jenkins became a teacher — for her family. Read more…

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