Brandy Vencel first heard about Charlotte Mason when her children were tiny (and some as yet unborn). It was a divine appointment. Charlotte Mason’s philosophy sung to her soul; it was everything she didn’t know she wanted to know. Brandy was given a six-volume set of Charlotte Mason’s works for her 27th birthday. Those books are now falling apart at the seams from years of reading them over and over again.
These days, Brandy is a Christian wife and mom to four children ages 9–15. She believes in the Charlotte Mason method even more than before, now that she’s taught this way for over a decade. Her passionate interest in educational philosophy is evident wherever you find her:
- Her blog: Afterthoughts
- Her phonics curriculum: Teaching Reading with Bob Books
- The Scholé Sisters podcast
- The AfterCast podcast
- Serving on the Auxiliary Board of AmblesideOnline, a free Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum
Brandy is the creator of the study guide Start Here: A Journey Through Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles.