As the face of home education has grown in the last 35 years, the ways we reach homeschooling families have also grown and changed. NCHE media includes:
- everything that you see on our website,
- NCHE webinars,
- updates when you follow us on social media,
- information we send in the NCHE weekly email, and
- everything you see when you open an issue of GREENHOUSE magazine.
GREENHOUSE is our thrice-annual, printed magazine. It is mailed to everyone who is an NCHE member at the time each issue goes to press. We have a significant presence on social media through Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and (most notably) Facebook. Our online support groups are also one of the most important ways that we serve you!
Through NCHE marketing, we supply flyers, tri-fold brochures, and other print media at regional events across our state. Media, marketing, and development frequently work hand-in-hand to bring our community exclusive NCHE resources that encourage families in North Carolina that they can homeschool with confidence and joy.
Briggs Greenwood and her husband, Kevin live in Durham. They have homeschooled for the last nineteen years and have graduated three of their four sons. She has served NCHE in several volunteer roles from conference volunteer coordinator to regional liaison. She is currently the marketing director and loves finding new and better ways to serve our members. Her family loves to travel and explore new places. Fun Fact: Her favorite guilty pleasure is a cup of hot tea and a classic British Murder mystery.
Diane Helfrich Diane Helfrich is a fourteen-year veteran homeschooler who now serves as the Development Director for NCHE. She was the rising professional who was never going to have kids—then found herself a homeschool mom! She is married to newly-retired David. Their son, Ian, is working on a PhD in economics at Georgia Tech, and their daughter, Anna, is a case manager for trafficked and abused children in Yakima, Washington. An interesting fact about Diane is that she spent three weeks hot air ballooning over the Valley of the King’s in Egypt and had her first landing as a balloon pilot in Luxembourg.
Sarah Hicks serves as media manager and editor of GREENHOUSE magazine. She and her husband, Peter, are native North Carolinians, and this is their twelfth year homeschooling. Sarah attended NC Governor’s School for visual art, NC State University School of Design, the College at Southeastern, and Southeastern Seminary. She enjoys legos, bugs, haiku, chocolate, hiking, and good art– especially performance art and textiles. Her heroes are Maria Montessori, James Dyson, Mildred Jefferson, Vincent Van Gogh, and Jim Valvano. Fun Fact: Sarah is a Registered Yoga Teacher.
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