Mrs. Jamie Anderson
Mrs. Jamie Anderson is the faculty advisor for The Beacon at Excelsior Classes. She has used her journalism degree from Iowa State University since 2013 working with homeschool students to put out a professional-looking monthly newspaper. Anderson is passionate about helping homeschool students be better communicators. As a homeschool mom herself, Anderson combines several years of online homeschool teaching experience with a career in radio broadcasting and public relations to offer a unique experience to students at Excelsior Classes. Since September 2012, Anderson has taught speech communications online, after a decade of working with homeschool students in-person and a public relations career that included training adults across the country how to confidently communicate their message in front of an audience or with a news reporter. In September 2019 Anderson was invited back into the world of broadcasting; she became an award-winning morning co-host at a Michigan adult contemporary radio station. After working at radio stations in Iowa and Minnesota, she had moved to Colorado for twelve years, working in public relations for the National Cattlemen’s Association. She and Jim raised three sons in Michigan. Anderson is an active member of her church, enjoys Bible study, bike riding and pottery throwing.