William Eckenwiler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University. He then moved to Richmond, Virginia where he taught fourth and sixth grade. After ten years of public school experience, Bill enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he earned a Masters degree in School Administration, and a second Masters degree in Christian Education. Upon graduation, twelve years were spent teaching at the seminary and university level while earning his doctorate in Reading Education from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Eckenwiler chose to explore homeschooling as the topic for his dissertation. He is currently teaching reading, language arts, children’s literature, and educational psychology at the collegiate level in North Carolina. He is the author of the book, A+ Education, Choosing the Best School Option for your Child.
Dr. Eckenwiler and his wife, Kristen (who has her Masters degree in Reading Education) homeschool their two boys, and also serve as co-president of their local homeschool association.
The Eckenwiler’s are passionate about homeschooling and have sought to share their experise in reading with fellow parents. What began as a casual offer to help local friends has grown into The Struggling Reader, which now helps parents all over the country. You can learn more about the work of The Struggling Reader by visiting the website at: www.TheStrugglingReader.com
Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has taught first-, second-, and fourth-graders in the Florida public schools. Just prior to moving to North Carolina, Kristen earned her Masters degree in Reading. Although both she and her husband, Dr. William Eckenwiler, possess a current North Carolina teaching license, they have chosen to have Kristen stay home to school their two boys. Kristen has taught classes in Elementary Education at the collegiate level, and stays very busy testing, tutoring, and collaborating with her husband as they provide a variety of products and services through their educational business, The Struggling Reader. Inc.