Mrs. Collins joined CLA in 2015 as the middle school history and eighth grade homeroom teacher. She attributes her teaching ability to God’s grace and God’s gifting, for His glory! With almost two decades of teaching experience as a home educator, Mrs. Collins has tried to instill a love and appreciation of lifelong learning in her three children, and believes that it is never too late to learn something new. She has also taught numerous other students in a variety of subject areas for over a decade.
Mrs. Collins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Society from Brown University, and spent a number of years in social services and hospital settings before she became a stay at home mom, which was absolutely her favorite job of all before joining the CLA Faculty. After spending so much time teaching her own children and other students too, she came to recognize that she simply loves learning and inspiring others to learn as well. She enjoys listening to good music, singing, dancing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, reading, writing, learning sign language, and being creative. She and her husband Joe are worship leaders at the Shepaug Valley Bible Church in Roxbury, CT. Their two youngest children attend CLA.