Monica Whatley serves as Principal of Innova Academy. She earned her Private School Principal’s qualifications (PSP I and II) from York University, a Bachelor of Education primary/junior from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Arts in English with Concurrent Education from Lakehead University, and a Bible School certification from Capernwray, England. Monica also has her intermediate English qualifications. She homeschooled her children for 9 years while writing teacher and student resources for Popular Books Canada, including MathSmart, ScienceSmart, Robin Readers, and Art Lessons. She wrote Shaping Hearts and Minds with Shawn, her husband, as a short apologetic for classical Christian Education. Monica has taught across the elementary grades and served as board member and vice principal. Her service includes missions to Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Dominican, local VBS teaching and decorating, creating church signage, and teaching Sunday school and Kidz Church. Monica loves to travel, see her children develop creatively, play women’s soccer, and savour quality time with Shawn and their four children.