About Us

Homeroom Education is a nonprofit Makerspace and Learning Studio dedicated to inspiring a love of learning in all students! Located in San Jose (near Willow Glen) we provide hands-on educational enrichment experiences for school aged children and their families. Our programs are designed to boost critical 21st-century skills while combining fun and learning!


We do this by providing classes, workshops, and community events that take a project-based approach to teaching and learning. Through collaborative discussions, demonstrative building projects, student led experiments, and group activities our students actually do the things they are learning. By encouraging students to experience the subjects faculty increase their level of retention and understanding  significantly; their love of learning blossoms. 


Our emphasis on experiential education has lead us to not only find new interactive ways of teaching academic subjects but to develop and expand our Makerspace. In the Makerspace we provide opportunities for the community to explore their curiosities, try new things, and learn something new with our project-based approach.

Small Group

Every class and workshop at Homeroom Education has a 10 student (or less) enrollment cap. This means that every student is able to receive the personalized attention they deserve. 

Project-Based

Most of us learn best by doing. At Homeroom Education we have taken this philosophy to heart and have focused our curriculum around hands-on projects, student led experiments, and interactive activities.

Multi Modal

We are committed to teach each student in their ideal way; be it auditory, visual, or kinesthetic. This is why at Homeroom Education our faculty incorporate multiple learning modality approaches into every lesson. 

Skill Building

Our faculty help students develop critical thinking, executive functioning, analytical, communication, and personal growth skills along side their academic achievements. 

Empowering

By encouraging students to ask questions, try new things, and learn from their failures we empower them to take ownership of their futures and achieve more than we could have ever taught them.

Collaborative 

Working as part of a team can be challenging, even for adults. Our faculty find different ways to help students collaborate together by developing critical leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

Tell me and I forget. 
Teach me and I remember. 
Involve me and I learn.

-Benjamin Franklin

Did you know that we offer discounts on almost everythi​ng?


Discounts
Membership
Sibling
Fall-Spring
Full-Day
Sliding-Scale
Referrals
Discounts

​Dedicated to Affordability

At Homeroom Education we work with families to keep our classes, Makerspace, workshops, and activities affordable. This is why in addition to partnering with local charter schools Homeroom Education also offers a wide variety of discounts including membership discounts, sibling discounts, Fall-Spring discounts, full-day discounts, sliding-scale pricing and referral bonuses. We believe that quality educational enrichment should be available to everyone. For more information about discounts, please contact us. 

Membership

Membership Discounts

When you become a Homeroom Education member you receive discounts on classes, Makerspace fees, merchandise, and more! Discounts vary based upon your donation level and current offers. 

Sibling

Sibling Discounts

When two or more students from the same household enroll in a Homeroom Education class or workshop, the first student pays full price, while all additional siblings enrolled save $50 for a class or $10 for a workshop.

Fall-Spring

Fall-Spring Discounts

Save $200 when you enroll for a two-part class (fall/spring) or a fall and spring class being offered in the same time/day schedules. Payment for both classes or parts must be arranged in advance to receive discount. 

Full-Day

Full-Day Discounts

Save $50 when you enroll for two classes scheduled for the same day (one morning class, one afternoon class). Students may either bring their lunch, or arrange in advance for a lunch to be provided (additional charge).

Sliding-Scale

Sliding Scale Pricing

When a classes reached 5 enrollments, the enrollment fee is discounted $50 for everyone enrolled. Once enrollments reach 8 students, the class is discounted an additional $50. If the class reaches capacity at 10 enrollments, the class is discounted another $50, for a total of $150 in savings!

Referrals

Referral Bonuses

Become a Homeroom Education Ambassador to receive credits, additional discounts, recognition, and more when new students enroll using your Ambassador code. Get even more rewards and bonuses by using your code when you post to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! 


Contact Admin@HomeroomEducation.com today to become a Homeroom Education Ambassador. 

Our Team
Jodie Fillhardt
Susan Miller
Adam De Santes
Dr. Lynne Adler
Phoenix Snedeker
Navanita Mukhopadhyay
Stephany Chancellor
Board of Directors
Our Team

The Homeroom Education Team

Our team is made up of wonderfully creative and energetic faculty who are passionate about sharing their love of learning with others. Each one is an expert in their chosen field of study with years of professional and academic experience. In all our team holds over 12 degrees and certificates, have taught for over 125 years, and have work experience from industry leaders such as Apple, AARP, iD Tech Camps, The Tech museum, San Jose State University, and Hewlett-Packard just to name a few. 

Jodie Fillhardt

Jodie Fillhardt - CEO and Founder

Jodie founded Homeroom Education in July 2014 out of a passion for teaching and promoting a love of learning! Her educational background is in European Medieval & Renaissance History and U.S. History. She loves designing curriculum that addresses large and sometimes abstract academic topics through fun, accessible, interactive games. As CEO and a Founding Board of Directors member of Homeroom Education Jodie is working diligently to increase awareness of the need to meet 21st century problems with to 21st century skills, promote academic communication and engagement, help make HrE a loud and trusted voice in education. 

Susan Miller

Susan Miller - Office Manager, Lead Instructor

Susan Miller is a writer, avid reader, learner, parent, and mentor of many years with many types of learners, of many ages and environments. Her professional credentials include a B.A. in English from San Jose State University, a Masters in Education from Stanford University, and an active Secondary Ed. California Teaching Credential. Susan's mission is to create awesome learning experiences so students will develop confidence in writing clearly and reading deeply, connect the act of writing and reading to their lives, and find and use their voice.  As part of her creative process, Susan wants students to build on strengths toward skill mastery and step onto a path of greater self-awareness and educational responsibility.

Adam De Santes

Adam DeSantes - Marketing 

Raised in Madison, Wisconsin and now based in Brooklyn, New York, Adam DeSantes is a filmmaker, producer, and content creator with a passion for telling stories and bringing people together. He has a BA in Film Studies and Psychology from Wesleyan University, has produced two feature films, and close to a dozen shorts. Outside of film, he has also worked as a tutor for the ASCEND program and campaigned door-to-door for environmental issues. He is fascinated by science, technology, and the Maker movement, and in his free time loves playing tennis, hiking, and cooking. 

Dr. Lynne Adler

Dr. Lynne Adler - Lead Instructor, Master Maker

Dr. Lynne grew up in Southern California and holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Cornell. She's taught and tutored in multiple capacities in the Bay Area over the years, started and led robotics teams, mentored summer programs for gifted students, and currently runs a tutoring business, Coastside Academic Coaching and Tutoring, helping elementary, middle and high school students become confident, independent learners. She's very excited to lead students in learning in the Makerspace at Homeroom Education!

Phoenix Snedeker

Phoenix Snedeker - Lead Instructor 

Phoenix Snedeker has been teaching hands on science and maker classes for over 20 years. They have been focusing on working with the homeschool community for the last 7 years. Places they have taught for in the past includes Youth Science Institute, Marine  Science Institute and County Parks. They graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Communications.

Navanita Mukhopadhyay

Navanita Mukhopadhyay - Lead Instructor, Master Maker

Growing up, Navanita was always interested in science and math which led her to choosing a career in Engineering. While pursuing her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles, she had the opportunity to act as a teaching assistant and tutor for many of her peers and juniors. This experience led her to discover her true passion and joy in teaching, especially topics in STEM. After college, Navanita worked as a Software/Hardware Quality Analyst at AARP. She also worked for a couple of start-ups like Clean Power Finance & AiLive Inc. Navanita cares deeply about her students and to make learning fun and hands-on as she believes the best way to learn things is to experience it!

Stephany Chancellor

Stephany Chancellor - Instructor, Master Maker

Stephany was born in Colombia and has been a proud Bay Area resident since age 3. Her interest in teaching began in college when she realized she enjoyed helping her little sister with pre-algebra homework. Steph’s career includes 6 years as a Packaging Engineer at Genentech and Apple. This experience taught her the impact of our nation's brightest STEM-minded people and confirmed her desire to play a part in creating future generations of intellectuals. In the fall of 2017, Steph left engineering determined to combine two of her passions - academia and education. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Education along with a bilingual K-8 teaching credential at San Jose State University. In her free time she enjoys doing yoga, playing with and training her dog DJ, reading, and watching Bay Area sports.

Board of Directors

Karen Mathews-Radau

President/Chairwoman

Jodie Fillhardt

Secretary/Treasurer 

Molly Kaster

Secretary