Charlotte Gleason

Charlotte Gleason

Charlotte Gleason  knew she wanted to be an English teacher by the time she was a junior in high school. Her lifelong love of reading and the ability to clarify her thoughts with words motivated her to pursue a degree in secondary English education and later, a master’s in liberal studies with an emphasis in literature. After teaching high school English for five years, she decided to stay home after the birth of her first son. For the past seven years, she has been homeschooling her children and serving as a part-time faculty member at Cairn University, teaching composition, literature, and education courses. Currently, she oversees all of the English composition courses at Cairn, providing training and feedback for the instructors. Her children can attest to her commitment to all things reading and writing. After teaching an evening composition course at Cairn University, she awoke the next morning determined to teach her 4-year old son to love C.S. Lewis, her 8-year old daughter to write in complete sentences, and her almost 10-year old to use active verbs instead of countless “to be” verbs. Needless to say, her children were ready for a break before lunch. When she is not attempting to create little (and bigger) writers, she is outside – walking, chasing three children, weeding a large garden, or rescuing chickens from being over-loved.