Rebecca Yahm's formal studies of education began at Swarthmore College where she developed a passion for environmental education and progressive educational philosophy. She continued to pursue these interests at Antioch New England Graduate School, receiving an M.Ed. and elementary level teaching certification.
Rebecca started classroom teaching in a Vermont public elementary school, which she left after two years in search of a setting with a more compatible philosophy and approach. She then taught for three years at The Bellwether School, a small independent school in Williston, VT with a progressive, holistic philosophy.
Rebecca has been tutoring homeschoolers, special needs students within the public school system, and other elementary and high school age students for many years. She has worked as a counselor at the Farm and Wilderness Summer Camps, a teaching assistant in both public and private elementary schools, and a substitute teacher in numerous preschool and elementary classrooms.
In the summer of 2003, Rebecca began Open Path Homeschooling Resources to bring her commitment to educational alternatives to the homeschool community. Since then, she has worked with hundreds of homeschooling families through classes, tutoring, consulting, and homeschool assessments. In addition to her work through Open Path Homeschooling Resources, she teaches homeschoolers and others at Pacem School in Montpelier, VT. She now also homeschools her own daughter.