A homeschool graduate, Darren Jones received his J.D. from Oak Brook College of Law. He first came to work for HSLDA as a legal assistant. As a litigation attorney, Darren assists Jim Mason in preparing cases and defending members who are experiencing legal difficulty. He also works with homeschool support groups, assisting them with legal issues. Darren and his wife Sara have four children, whom they homeschool as a team.
Faith Berens lives in Fauquier County, VA, with her husband Matthew, daughter Hailey, and son Hayden. Faith joined the HSLDA team of special needs consultants in 2008 and homeschools her children. She also works as a private educational consultant and evaluator. Some of her passions include reading for pleasure, singing, traveling, nature/science, leading Bible studies, and teaching reading to struggling students. Faith holds a master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience that includes serving as a classroom teacher in public and private Christian schools, Reading Recovery® teacher, reading specialist, NILD educational therapist, home educator, co-op instructor, and tutor. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties and disabilities.