Camille North and Howard Clark started their homeschooling journey 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 on the Board of Directors for 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 entered Rice University this fall; their daughter, a senior, spent the summer in Estonia through the State Department and started the college application process this fall; and their youngest son, a high-school freshman, 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 the editor of the international parenting newsletter “API Links.” 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.