Andrea Lipinski is the Director of the Apprenticeship for the CiRCE Institute, where she also serves as a head mentor in their teacher training program, the Apprenticeship. A homeschooling mother of two sons, she has graduated her oldest son who attends the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Her younger son has two more years at home. She and her husband David live in central Texas where they keep bees, swim in the creek, and sail on the lake. She is a co-author of A CiRCE Guide to Reading.