During her time as team leader for the High School Consultants at HSLDA, Carol was a seasoned, nationally known speaker and wrote extensively on high school topics. She has co-authored two e-books: Develop a High School Plan and Simplify Your Recordkeeping and Transcript. She relished the opportunity to encourage and equip homeschooling mothers because they are raising the next generation of leaders. She retired from the HSLDA team in 2022 to spend more time with her family.
Carol and her husband Jim homeschooled their son in grades 1–12 and their daughter in grades K–12 using a variety of teaching options. The Beckers’ son has a master’s degree in Information Technology and a BS in Systems Engineering, and their daughter earned a BA with Highest Distinction in French.
During Carol’s homeschooling years, she established two homeschool co-ops. The first encompassed history, geography, and drama and ran for 11 years accommodating students in grades 2–12. With a BS and MS in Engineering, Carol also has a passion for science, which led her to form and direct a science co-op when her son entered the high school years. Once her teens graduated, Carol taught and tutored writing students from middle school, high school, and community college for five years.