Valine Zeigler
Head of School/Founder and MS Guide

As a mother of three, my husband Eric and I, have always been deeply concerned about the state of American education and specifically the future happiness and well-being of our children.  We wanted our children to feel safe, supported, and be wholly seen.

Before homeschooling, I was a Language Arts Teacher within the Los Angeles Unified School District for 7 years; I served as department chair, mentor teacher, literacy coach, and earned National Board Certification.  We began homeschooling when our oldest daughter was born in 2002. Two more children and 13 years later, other families joined us. In response to the gentle nudging of a visionary friend, EMA was founded Fall of 2016.  

I am both excited and passionate about sharing the learner-driven model with you.  If you are ready to reinvent education for your family, I encourage you to give me a call or schedule a school tour, or attend one of our information sessions. I look forward to meeting your family.


Agotime Adefunmi
ES Guide