SMART Testing

How We Got Started

Woodcock-Johnson testing has been offered in Western North Carolina starting over ten years ago by Carolina Education Resource (CER). CER was originally owned and operated by the late Wendy Coleman and later with Deb Erbach Burger as partner. Together, they built a much needed testing and tutorial business and offered parental training workshops. Wendy and Deb also trained several qualified homeschool mothers to work with them as Woodcock-Johnson testers.

A few years ago, Wendy was diagnosed with cancer. Running and operating a business became too difficult for the two women after the news of cancer, thus, CER dissolved.

In January of 2006, Wendy Coleman called Glenna Toney, one of her trained and qualified testers, and asked Glenna if she would be interested in continuing the CER tradition of offering Woodcock-Johnson testing to homeschoolers. After much thought and prayer, Glenna decided to try to continue to serve WNC with a quality testing service.

As with any major business transition, the SMART testers and administration were challenged to overcome obstacles common to re-organization. However, under the leadership and guidance of Glenna Toney, the former CER was transformed into the new Smoky Mountain Academic Resources and Training, incorporated in 2007.

We graciously and proudly welcome you to SMART and look forward to serving you!