Our Staff - Poetry Teatime

Julie Bogart (Owner)

Author of The Brave Learner, Julie is the founder of Brave Writer, The Homeschool Alliance, and Poetry Teatime. She grew up in sunny California (home of the UCLA Bruins!) and now lives in The City of Seven Hills (home of the Cincinnati Bengals!). She studied abroad in France, spent a summer in Democratic Republic of Congo, lived in Morocco for four years, and earned her Master's in theology from Xavier University in 2007. She homeschooled her five kids for 17 years and now enjoys traveling to see them wherever they are, be it New York, Thailand, or Peru. One of her favorite poets is Jane Kenyon, and one of her favorite tea brands is PG Tips. Julie has encouraged families to combine poetry and tea for over 15 years. She calls it "the gateway drug to a language-rich home."

Jeannette Hall (Administrator)

Frequent wearer of hats, regular watcher of Audrey Hepburn movies, and intermittent eater of white chocolate truffles, Jeannette is both mom and friend to her four grown kids, all homeschooled. Home education led her into her chief passion as an adult: the arts! She enjoys many different types of poetry, and a beloved poem is Emily Dickinson’s, “I died for beauty, but was scarce.” Besides overseeing all things Poetry Teatime, Jeannette is also part of the Social Media and Marketing team for Brave Writer. She works in her pajamas most days.