Finding joy in motivating and encouraging homeschool families has brought Dion Mote to the academic advisement team. After having an amazing mentor family in the early years of homeschooling, Dion is eager to “pay it forward”. With the Veritas Press catalog in hand, she has home educated her daughters since 2011. She enjoys sharing with students and parents that a rigorous classical, Christian education is approachable for all students. During their time in the US Army, the Motes found flexibility in Veritas Press to homeschool through many transitions, deployments, and locations, including Europe. She, her husband, two daughters, and a grumpy miniature Schnauzer currently make their home outside of Atlanta, in Covington, GA. The Mote family are part of the Veritas Scholars Academy, and their girls are both fully engaged in Secondary coursework. Prior to home educating her daughters, Dion was a cardiothoracic, intensive care, Registered Nurse. She feels the high pressure, detail-oriented role well prepared her for balancing student goals with other activities they may wish to pursue.