Joel has been teaching science since 2000. He started traveling and teaching science as a Sophomore in High School, after graduating with a degree in education Joel taught for a period of time in a formal classroom setting, then moved outside to direct outdoor school programs on the Oregon Coast. After nearly 10 years he started Glen's Gizmos alongside his wife Roxanna and they have been blessed to travel and teach together. After observing the failing state of the public education system over the last 10 years they started the Glen's Gizmos Homeschool Hubs in Castle Rock and Vancouver, Washington and Newberg, Oregon. They have observed homeschooling clearly works better for children and families than the public school system. They now serve homeschoolers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond through labs, TV Shows with Awesome Science Media, curriculum development and family outdoor school programs.
Photos of Joel and Roxanna Thomas