Head2Heart Partners in Education (H2HPIE) was born in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and was solidified with the passing of legislation that limited homeschool families' rights and options. As parents ourselves we believe that education should be for the growth and benefit of our children and we should have a choice in how it is done.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between alternative education, balanced social-emotional learning, and conservation to create a more sustainable future built within our youth. Secondly, we strive to assist families to identify their educational style and needs, illuminate the resources and options available to them and help them navigate along their own educational journeys regardless of their financial status. Our program is focused on education for the real world and is free from traditions and customs as a means to be all-inclusive and welcoming to those of all faiths and backgrounds. Religion is better taught in the privacy of one's own family unit. Our Head2Heart homeschool programs are designed to foster and support community and family bonding while encouraging conservation of our natural world. This is education without limits, it is your journey and we are your guides.
Ramina Arce is a Native American-Veteran and the Chief Executive Officer of Head2Heart Partners in Education. Prior to this venture, she was an Education Specialist for the Living Desert and an Enrichment Center Director in Palm Desert, CA.
While at The Living Desert, she earned multiple certifications through the National Association for Interpretation including Interpretive Guide, Host, Trainer, and Manager.
She is very passionate about interpretation and about helping people to see and reach their own potential.
Through her experiences, she has mastered curriculum development and gained a greater understanding of state and homeschool standards. In addition to these experiences, she has an Associates in Human Services Management and a Bachelors in Environmental Science.
Julie Landero comes from the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico, where she worked as a science teacher at a bilingual Middle School and High School.
Julie and her family moved to California nine years ago. She worked as a volunteer at the Living Desert and was hired two years later as an Education Specialist. This position allowed her to develop a greater appreciation of environmental education and conservation.
She has a bachelor's in Biology and is certified as an Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation.
We love her and know you will too!
Are you excited about what Head2Heart Partners in Education represents? So are we, and we can't do it alone. We would love to add you to our volunteer or donor core! Please click the link below to see the various ways you can support our mission and get in touch today!