Welcome to IOTON


In Our Time of Need (IOTON) is made up of a family of educators who want to provide curated links to free resources online & advice to parents navigating the world of education from home.



Providing parents with the resources and skill training they need to support them while parenting from home.


We believe firmly in supporting each other through times of difficulty. It truly takes a world community to raise the next generation of global citizens.


To provide expert advice to parents navigating the world of education from home.

Erin Fredericks

Erin Fredericks

Elementary Arts Educator

Elementary Art Teacher at Dimondale Elementary School in Michigan

Michael Fredericks

Michael Fredericks


Michael has been a Technology Professor at Olivet College since 2002.

Jennifer Lill, M.A.Ed.

Jennifer Lill, M.A.Ed.

Adult Education Expert

Jennifer holds a master's degree in adult education with 15 years of experience in creating online teaching solutions.

Sharrie Parke, M.A.Ed.

Sharrie Parke, M.A.Ed.

Retired Educator

Blended Learning in the Classroom Instructor, Instructional Technology Consultant, and Grandmother.

Rachel Parke, M.A.A.

Rachel Parke, M.A.A.

Arts Administrator

Program Specialist for Arts at Univerity of Michigan's Office of New Student Programs

Casey Manchip

Casey Manchip, M.A.Ed.

Early Childhood Educator

Casey has a Masters in Early Childhood Education, in addition to an extensive background working with the 0-3 population in Headstart/Early Headstart.

Amy Hathaway

Amy Hathaway

Elementary School Educator

Third grade teacher at Big Rapids Public Schools

Diane Attanasoff

Diane Atanasoff

Retired Early Childhood Educator

Retired early childhood education assistant