As a consultant with HSLDA's Homeschooling Thru High School program, Carol Becker relishes the opportunity to encourage and equip homeschooling mothers because they are raising the next generation of leaders. She and her husband, Jim, homeschooled their son in grades 1–12 and their daughter K–12 using a variety of teaching options. The Beckers’ son has a master’s degree in information technology and a bachelor of science in systems engineering, and their daughter earned a bachelor of arts with highest distinction in French. During Carol’s homeschooling years, she established two co-ops. The first taught history, geography, and drama to students in grades 2–12. When her son entered high school, Carol's passion for science led her to form a science co-op. She successfully guided a group of dedicated mothers and homeschooled scholars through physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Convinced that homeschooled students must develop and hone analytical writing skills, Carol has shepherded two groups of homeschooled students through a three-year original high school English program composed of Composition I with Literature, Composition II with American Literature, and British Literature. Carol has a BS and an MS in engineering.