Meet Our Teachers

Ameen Dhillon

Classes taught include: Art Exploration, Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Art Books, Mixed Media Sketchbooks

Ameen Dhillon graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. in 1989. Her paintings, drawings and prints have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Canada, India and China. She returned to Emily Carr as an artist in residence as well as a lithography instructor. After 20 creative years she is excited to share her passion for art with children.

“A favorite quote of mine by Paul Klee states: art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible. One of my goals is to encourage kids to slow down and carefully observe their surroundings, to look deeply and really understand what makes this world so beautiful and interesting. I encourage my students to use their imaginations as well as the subjects in front of them. To notice all the different shades of green in the garden and blue in the sky. To discover the elements of line and shape through the use of a wide variety of professional materials.”


Shannon Hillinger

Classes taught include: Art Around the World

Shannon Hillinger is a longtime homeschooling parent, with a background as a nanny, early education teacher, and artist. Shannon uses a variety of techniques to help engage children in active learning, taking an interest and lead in their education, promoting life long learners. With a particular focus on hands on learning, Shannon has taught a wide variety of subjects like science, art, and world cultures.


Alan Bond

Classes taught include: Dungeons & Dragons

Alan taught mathematics in Seattle public schools for eight years before stepping back to homeschool his own kids.   He has always been an avid lover of board games and tabletop roleplaying. He has been an active Dungeon Master for the last three years, running games for adults and children.


Stephanie Burkemoore

Classes taught: Ecological Cycles

Stephanie Burkemoore is a homeschooling parent and member of the LHH community. Stephanie earned her BA in Ecological Studies and her MS in Outdoor & Environmental Education. She served as lead teacher in a local K-5 childcare program and as environmental educator for Seattle’s Parks & Rec preschool and school-age programs.   Stephanie continues over a decade of service with the Seattle Aquarium’s public field programs on the beach and along the Cedar River.  Come play and learn together!

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