Literature & Social Sciences
Even in childhood, Ellen Scoggins knew that she wanted to become a teacher. During the summers, she would borrow teacher’s manuals from a neighbor to pour over, make lesson plans, and teach imaginary classes.
Teaching was part of God’s overall plan for Mrs. Scoggins’ life. Having graduated from high school by age 16, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Education and taught in public school for eight years. During this time, she also obtained a Master’s degree in Education from Mercer University in Macon, GA.
When she and her husband found out that twin boys were on the way, they decided that it was time Mrs. Scoggins to become a stay-at-home mom. She loved homeschooling her four boys and is still teaching her daughter, who is now in her last year of high school. Mrs. Scoggins wrote much of the curriculum her children used in their high school English and history courses.
Her children excelled in school, completing a total of 24 AP exams and earning several scholarships to prominent universities including Emory University in Atlanta and Harvard. School of Law. The Scoggins family was featured in an article on the front page of The Wall Street Journal that detailed Mrs. Scoggins’ philosophy of education, curriculum used, and the family’s homeschooling schedule.
Besides teaching her own children, Mrs. Scoggins has been involved in private tutoring, homeschool co-ops and online teaching. She especially enjoys the opportunities that she has to combine two of her passions: literature and history. Her goals for teaching with Big River Academy are to share those passions with her students and to influence their daily walk with Christ.