Glenna and her husband Greg live in
Asheville NC, where they enjoy spending time with their five grown
children (all homeschool graduates) and two granddaughters who live in the
Asheville area. The Toney family loves to boat, camp, ski and snowboard,
hike, rock climb, and enjoy the NC Mountains. They often take fun,
exciting, high adventure vacations and love to travel.
Glenna owns her own business called Smoky Mountain Academic Resources and
She is a very busy, and in demand, Educational Consultant and
Tester. Glenna works with families and students all over NC and SC
and beyond. Glenna has administered the Woodcock-Johnson III Achievement
Test since 2002 and she has administered the IOWA Test of Achievement
since 2007. Glenna is approved to administer the Stanford Achievement
Test. The Woodcock-Johnson IV Achievement Test has just been introduced to
SMART clients in 2015. Glenna also has two Associates who work with SMART
Glenna is a native of Western North Carolina, graduating from T.C.
Roberson High School. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from
UNC-Charlotte (UNCC). Glenna taught in Buncombe County Schools for ten
years. She is a life long learner and teacher. Since graduating from UNCC
Glenna has taught numerous enrichment classes and tutorials to
homeschoolers in WNC. She taught a how to homeschool class called
"Homeschooling 101" at AB Tech Community College for several years through
the Continuing Education Classes. In 2004, she completed requirements for
her North Carolina Environmental Education Certificate through Pisgah
Forest Institute at Brevard College. Glenna is frequently asked to speak
at homeschool meetings across NC and into SC. She has taught workshops or
spoken to groups on the following topics: Homeschooling 101, Learning
Styles, Games that Teach, Adding Adventure to Your Homeschooling, Testing,
Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School, Homeschool Athletics, and "We
have test scores, now what?". Additional workshops are currently being
Glenna has served on the North Carolina Home Educators State Athletic
Commission (NCHE/AC) since 2009. Glenna and Greg were the founding board
members for the Asheville Trailblazers Athletic Association in 2006, a
homeschool athletic association, (www.ashevilletrailblazers.org
) and served on the
board for seven years.
Glenna has played, coached, or officiated volleyball since high school.
Glenna played volleyball in high school, starting as team captain in a NC
State Championship game her junior year. She played volleyball in college
for four years on a Division I Athletic Scholarship at UNCC. She was the
captain of her college team her senior year and lead her team and the
conference in aces. She stayed at UNCC and worked as a graduate assistant
for the volleyball team, coaching and recruiting. Once out of
college, Glenna was offered the head coaching job at Coastal Carolina
University in SC. Glenna opted to not coach at Coastal Carolina and
returned home to Asheville, NC to teach and coach high school volleyball.
Glenna coached high school volleyball at both T.C. Roberson and Erwin High
School in the Asheville area. Glenna had to stop coaching high school
volleyball due to a growing family and teaching career. So, Glenna became
a middle school and high school volleyball official for several years. In
2007, Glenna started coaching middle school and high school volleyball
again for the Asheville Trailblazers. Glenna has been coaching the
Trailblazers every year since 2007. The teams she has coached have won the
NCHEAC State Volleyball Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, were state runners up in 2013, and state quarter finalist in 2014.
In 2012, Glenna started officiating volleyball again and is currently a
USA Certified Volleyball Official in addition to NC high school matches
(NCHSAA). She works club volleyball tournaments all over NC and SC from
Jan. to June. Glenna was invited to officiate at the National Association
of Christian Athletes (NACA) Tournament in Oct. 2013 and 2014. In 2014
Glenna officiated the Division I finals at NACA. Glenna started
officiating College Volleyball Matches in August of 2014.
In 2014, Glenna was asked to join DownUnder Sports as a volleyball coach.
Glenna traveled to Australia to coach an East Coast All-Star High School
Volleyball Team from the United States. Glenna coached Volleyball in
Australia again in July of 2015 with DownUnder Sports.
Glenna is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International (www.arbonne.com
) and sells botanically based all
natural Arbonne skincare and nutrition products to clients upon request.
Glenna has been the head coordinator and administrator of Riderschoice
Homeschool Ski and Snowboard Club (www.riderschoice.blogspot.com) since 2001.
Glenna was active in helping with Boy Scouts and Venture Crew and has
served in the past as Children's Director at her church
In memory of La'Crecia Shepard
Testimonials sent to Glenna:
We just got our Right Start yesterday and started today. HALLELUJAH! This
is amazing! I was reading the intro and turns out, it was created the way
Asian's study math. How fitting as K attended a fully Japanese preschool
in Japan for her first two years of school! This curriculum was worth
EVERY PENNY. She's actually EXCITED to do Math! #happytears.
Thank you thank you thank you!
Glenna, I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your
suggestions for L and A last Friday. I have put them into practice and
seeing positive results already. Thank you again!
Thank you for your marathon day yesterday! You gave us so many great
resources & ideas - I am excited about doing some research &
challenging these kiddos. Thanks for all your hard work on our behalf!
Thank you again so very much for the excellent testing session and
insights you gave me and Z yesterday. You confirmed a lot of the
suspicions I've had for so long regarding his learning styles and learning
Just wanted to thank you again for your time with both T and I
yesterday. I'm so thankful for what you do; it really takes the dread
out of testing. Also, thank you for all the information! The things that
you shared with me as well as the info you sent home in the packet has
been so helpful. I've already been in contact with <a tutor>, and
have been researching curriculum that would be best suited for T, and
not necessarily what I'm most comfortable with. I found it interesting
in the info that I, as a visual learner, do best with materials such as
Bob Jones, which is what I was thinking of using next year. But for T,
it probably wouldn't be right. So anyway, thanks again and I look
forward to seeing you again this time next year.
Dear Ms. Toney,
I know it is your job but I wanted to thank you so much for your
helpful suggestions. I now have a jumping off point and I am looking
forward to start C on a new style of learning that I hope he will
love. You were a tremendous help .... I have also already gone out and
purchased a needlepoint mat to start C's homework tomorrow. You don't
know how much it means to me to have these tools and instruction and I
hope when we see you next year we will have improved. Again, thank you
I cant begin to tell you how blessed I feel that you tested our
boys. They had an amazing experience and had all great and positive
things to say about time spent with you. I pray that you have found
safe travels this week and that you are able to get a peaceful rest
at night. I know when I'm away from home I never sleep well. I have
been going over all the information you provided and shared it with
my husband who was impressed at the attention to detail. I literally
cant believe the service and time you give your clients, it was one
of the most amazing experiences I've had as a home school mom.
What you give of yourself is a testament to the love you have
for what you do.