AboutAbout Our School
What We Stand For
Peach Tree Homeschool Academy provides legal oversight and support to Maryland homeschooling families while giving them the freedom to find their own way. Peach Tree supports the entire homeschool continuum, from traditional to free-flowing, and requires no religious affiliation.
Peach Tree is open only to families with children in kindergarten through 10th grade (high-school freshman). Exceptions for juniors, and seniors will be made on a case-by-case basis with a referral.
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with a focus in Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Believes children learn best when they’re encouraged to follow their interests.
Decided to homeschool when she was pregnant with her first child, Ceileigh. Ceileigh graduated from UMD with a degree in Microbiology. She is currently working in Medical Services Sales.
Her other child, Tristan, is currently enrolled in Pennsylvania College of Technology. Tristan is studying welding engineering. Tristan has also been a falconer since he was 14 years old.
She’s been married to Kory Engelke, a Toxicologist for 30 years.
From 2014-2018, Kim was a reviewer for the venerable umbrella group The Excelsior Academy
She is passionate about the equestrian sport of Dressage, the canine sports of Flyball and Agility, and the fiercely non-competitive sports of custom card making and knitting.