PUBLISHED: 5:50 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Women of Consequence: Carol Habeger

Carol Habeger works as a homeschool contact teacher for the Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) program. She administers tests, loves reading, has fun with kids, and has time to help people all at the same time.

Here is what nine-year-old student Paddy New wrote in his nomination of Habeger:

"Carol builds the future by guiding families through the IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska) program. She is my teacher and my friend.

Carol asked me to read to her because she wanted to encourage me to learn to read. Whenever I see Carol, we talk about books, and I tell her some suggestions of books she might like to read or share with other families.

Carol is a dedicated homeschooler. She really makes a huge difference in people's lives."