Camille North and Howard Clark started their homeschooling journey more than a decade ago with their three kids. Camille is an active member of the Austin homeschooling scene, and they've watched homeschooling change from a grass-roots fringe movement to the (almost) mainstream educational choice that it is today.
Camille helps to run the activities for Austin Area Homeschoolers, an inclusive, informal group of homeschooling families in the central Texas area, and is president of the Community Alliance Dedicated to Reimagining Education (CADRE), a nonprofit organization formed to foster creative approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education for families interested in providing some or all of their children’s educational experiences. She has coordinated the annual National Geography Bee for local homeschooling families for a decade, and she has worked on a variety of educational homeschooling endeavors, including parent-led cooperatives, the AAH middle- and high-school award-winning science teams, informal classes, and study groups. Her self-imposed duties include talking lots of homeschooling newbies “off the ledge” (as one friend puts it).
Camille and Howard’s oldest son attends Rice University; their daughter spends as many summers as possible overseas and attends Pitzer College; and their youngest son, a high-school senior, is a jazz bassist and blues guitarist who performs regularly around Austin.
Camille has a master’s degree in biopsychology from the University of Texas at Austin and is on the Board of Directors of Attachment Parenting International. In her pre-child life, she was an editor in scholarly publishing. Howard has a bachelor's degree in math from Dartmouth University and now works in software engineering.