Mrs. Halbur was born in Northern California, but also grew up in Texas, Hawaii, and Southern California. In 1992, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, Education and then earned California Multiple Subject and Learning Handicap teaching credentials.
While in college she felt called to answer the need for religious education teachers. That began the many years of leading the young and young-at-heart in both the parish and home setting. After teaching overseas in 1993-94 with her newlywed husband, Mrs. Halbur began her vocation as an at-home wife and mother. She started homeschooling with a Catholic classical curriculum in 2000.
As much as she loves singing, reading and cooking hypoallergenic, nutrient dense foods for her family, she loves being a grandmother even more. With her two oldest daughters married and living on their own, Mrs. Halbur lives with her husband and youngest two daughters in Bakersfield.
She looks forward to a wonderful year, as it is an honor to teach at St. John Vianney Academy.