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Supporting Families.
Equipping Learners.
Serving Christ.

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Our Mission & Vision

Lemons-Aid Education has a mission to equip learners to live a life fully devoted to Christ by knowing God and understanding their world and themselves through a biblical lens. We have the vision to support people around the globe by providing the absolute best education, which is achieved through:

  • a biblical worldview, 
  • effective and proven teaching methods,
  • excellent content, 
  • discipleship, 
  • community, and 
  • high expectations for all.

As a result, those in the Lemons-Aid community glorify God as they become more like Jesus, sanctified by truth, growing in wisdom, and eager to do what is good.

Our Story

Lemons-Aid began at the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic when schools around the world first closed their doors to in-person learning. Many learners lost access to all education as schools across the world closed their doors. Immediately, Karen Lemons, who had just received her principal’s license and planned to seek employment as an administrator, put everything on hold to offer free live, online courses to students who needed to learn. Students from multiple states and every U.S. time zone joined together for writing classes, which soon became Lemons-Aid Education, taking Mrs. Lemons in a new direction.

Our Distinctives

Christian
Perspective

There is no such thing as truth, or facts, that are neutral or separate from The Truth, who is Jesus. Therefore, the study of our world, ourselves, and life should be understood through a biblical lens. 

Excellence
in All

Lemons-Aid believes that all learners should have access to effective instruction, devoted and caring teachers, and quality curricula. Excellent teachers. Excellent content. Excellent methods. Excellent engagement by students. Everything should be of the highest quality. Christian schools and organizations should NEVER compromise on excellence. After all, we are children of the King of kings!

Partnering
with Families

Parents–You are the boss! It is your great responsibility and certainly, your right to educate your children. If you choose to collaborate with us in your endeavor to educate your children, we consider it a great honor and also responsibility to you and your family. We for Him and for you! Go team!

Connected
Community

Through our faith in Christ, we are already a connected body. On the Lemons-Aid learning platform, The Lemon Grove, we are intentional about creating a communal environment, anchored in Christ, friendly, respectful, and kind, spurring one another on in living fully for God. Our learners spend time getting to know like-minded peers in a safe environment.

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Karen Lemons

Founder

# Energetic Relational Faithful Skilled Experienced

Karen has a bachelor’s degree in English, a minor in Education, and a master’s degree in Education Administration. She has worked in private and public schools at every level and is currently an affiliate faculty member at Colorado Christian University, coaching teacher candidates in their undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. She is a teacher of teachers! She holds a teaching certificate and principal’s license in both Colorado and Washington. 

A homeschool mom herself, she is getting her teenage boys through the final stretch of their secondary schooling, and one is officially launched! She loves all aspects of education and sees herself and everyone else as learners. As the scope and reach of Lemons-Aid broaden, Karen is spending more time working to advance its mission and vision. Her heart’s desire is to see families and young people live a life worthy of their calling as sons and daughters of the Most High God.

She lives in the Denver, Colorado area where she cheers on the Broncos and the Rockies. Her favorite athletes are her own boys though, and you may see her at the hockey rink or on the baseball field. She gardens, hosts Bible studies, mountain bikes (downhill only!) in the Rocky Mountains, makes her family go camping, laughs with her husband, and soaks up 300 days of annual sunshine in gorgeous Colorado.

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Jenn Riale

English Language Arts

# Knowledgeable Empowering Patient Experienced Diligent

As a certified English teacher, Jenn has taught in some capacity over the course of the past twenty-five years. She has taught middle school and high school English classes in both private and public school settings, tutored international ESL students online, developed and taught literature and public speaking classes for a local homeschool co-op, and homeschooled her own two children. Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in English Education. A strong believer in lifelong learning, Jenn has also taken several graduate level courses related to teaching.

Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and their two teenagers. She enjoys taking day trips close to where they live in upstate New York. In her spare time, Jenn enjoys singing and performing in plays. Additionally, she enjoys curling up on the sofa to read a good book. More than likely, one of her four cats will be curled up at her feet.

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Kristen Freeman

Elementary

# Fun Inspiring Loves Learning Kind Relational

As a certified English teacher, Jenn has taught in some capacity over the course of the past twenty-five years. She has taught middle school and high school English classes in both private and public school settings, tutored international ESL students online, developed and taught literature and public speaking classes for a local homeschool co-op, and homeschooled her own two children. Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in English Education. A strong believer in lifelong learning, Jenn has also taken several graduate level courses related to teaching.

Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and their two teenagers. She enjoys taking day trips close to where they live in upstate New York. In her spare time, Jenn enjoys singing and performing in plays. Additionally, she enjoys curling up on the sofa to read a good book. More than likely, one of her four cats will be curled up at her feet.

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Wendy Wood

Biblical Counseling

# Faithful Devoted Intelligent Honest Supportive

Wendy Wood is a certified biblical counselor. Wendy graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science and then pursued a separate teaching degree and spent five years teaching everything from kindergarten to twelfth grade in both public and private schools. At that point, she chose to stay home to raise two active boys who are now adults. About 10 years ago Wendy became a biblical counselor and was certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. She has been on staff at a church helping people respond to life’s struggles and sufferings in ways that display the power and goodness of God. She has been a conference speaker for biblical counseling conferences and has had the opportunity to mentor and coach other biblical counselors. Wendy’s passion is for ministering God’s word and discipling people so that they can live out their faith and bring honor and glory to God.

Wendy is married to Josh and they have two adult boys who are currently both in college. They live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy the outdoors with the mountains and various bodies of water that surround them. Wendy loves to hike, swim, run, and read. She enjoys long walks with friends and discussing theology books. If the sun is shining, you will find her outside!

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Ali Holland

Elementary

# Engaging Fun Patient Kind Encouraging

Ali has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children over the last 11 years. She taught for 6 years in public school, 2 years in Kindergarten and 4 years in First Grade. She has worked as a reading tutor and ESL teacher online for the last 4 years; she has also tutored children in person in reading, writing, and STEM. 

Ali believes that every child is a natural learner; she believes that an educator’s goal is to engage each child in the way that they learn best! She is passionate about creating a safe and FUN environment that teaches the whole child. Each time she enters a classroom, whether it is in-person or online, you can find her singing, playing games, and making learning fun. 

Ali lives in Missouri, near St. Louis with her husband and fur-child (an 80 lb. German Shepherd who doesn’t know how big he is). Ali and her husband are very active in their local church, working in the music ministry and the greeting team. One of Ali’s ministry passions is working with teen girls and women, helping them cultivate a relationship with God and learning to walk in His love in the world around them. In her free time she loves reading, researching Biblical topics, writing devotionals, crafts, hiking, working out, and spending time with my family.