2013 Featured Speakers
We are honored to present some of the best homeschool speakers in the country. Their expertise and experiences cover a wide range of topics, from beginning homeschooling and curriculum choices to information on how to teach specific subjects to encouragement for understanding why we homeschool and how to not only educate our children, but to impact their hearts and lives as well. Click here to view our 2012 Featured Speakers!
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AMY QUAKKELAAR, along with her husband Steve, have been homeschooling their six children for eleven years.
Andrew Pudewa is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing.
Author of Exploding Into Successful Entrepreneurship Book & Workbook Series, Homeschooling Mother of 16 years to 6 children (5 entrepreneurs), and also author of 18 couponing & homeschool products
Bill Perry is a husband, pastor, teacher, counselor, missionary, author, nationally recognized speaker, and for 25 years a homeschool dad of 7 kids, all of whom are walking with the Lord.
Bits, Bytes & Bots prides itself in offering a variety of classes including robotics, stop-motion animated movie making and game creation.
Bob Sjogren and his wife have home schooled their four children for 19 years.
Cathy Canen homeschooled her children from start to finish. She has been traveling for Writing Strands since 1997, conducting workshops and doing curriculum consultations.
Christine Field is a former trial lawyer turned homeschooling mom. She and her husband have four children and live in Wheaton, IL.
Christine is a homeschool mom of 2 and encourages fellow homeschooling moms and marriages, and provide some practical help for thriving along the way.
Homeschooling mother of five, Christine Torre, has a passion for encouraging parents to finish the home school race strong. With fourteen years of experience behind her, she joyfully testifies that the high school years have been the most fun.
Cynthia has over 14 years experience as a speech-language pathologist. Homeschooling, teaching speech, and reading to her own sons have given Cynthia an appreciation of what it means to be a teaching mom, not just a professional therapist.
Cynthia is the author of Struggles and Triumphs and a former homeschooling mother of five.
Dara has homeschooled her 5 boys for 21 years. She is the author of Practical Proverbs for Older Students and Practical Proverbs for Younger Students.
Dave Drake has been homeschooling for the last 20 years and has been directly involved with the homeschool industry for the last 3 years.
David Webb is co-author of the What We Believe series, Apologia’s acclaimed biblical worldview curriculum for ages 6 to 14.
Debbie Strayer has a gift for speaking and brings each topic to life with humor, honesty, and years of homeschooling experience. This, along with her educational expertise, will undoubtedly be a bright and guiding light for homeschool moms who need one.
Denise Eide, homeschool mother of four, is the author of the multiple award-winning book, Uncovering the Logic of English, and of The Logic of English series of curriculum.
Diane works for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Association as part of The Learning Program and has extensive experience with tutoring children with handwriting problems.
Dr. Ellen Burns Hurst is the author of Why Can't My Daughter Read?. She holds a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy and has spent a career focused on cutting edge reading interventions in her clinical practice.
Dr. James Stobaugh is a certified SAT and ACT grader, the founder of For Such a Time as This ministry, and a homeschool father.
E. Ray Moore, Jr., has served for over thirty-five years in pastoral ministry as a campus pastor, a congregational minister, an Army Chaplain or Director of a Christian ministry. .
Anna taught Analytical Grammar in the classroom for a couple of years before leaving the workplace to raise her two small children and help her mom run the business.
George Burford is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He has a Masters degree in Athletic Administration and over 30 years of experience teaching and coaching students from elementary school to the college level.
Jennifer Ford Berry is an organizational expert, best selling author, entrepreneur and speaker. Her first book Organize Now! a week-by-week guide to simplify your space & your life has sold over 300,000 copies world wide.
Award-winning Author, Speaker and Producer Jenny L. Cote developed an early passion for God, history and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her two fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® and Epic Order of the Seven®.
Homeschool dad Jim Pence is a much published author, speaker, performance chalk artist.
Julia Nalle -- wife, mother, writer, teacher and LPN nurse-- has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Arts in Religion with an emphasis in Old Testament Studies and Counseling.
Karen and her husband owned and operated a Day Care Center for 9 years. She was also a public school teacher in Oklahoma. Karen travels the country teaching nutrition and aromatherapy classes with her husband.
Kathy H. Lee, author of The Homegrown Preschooler, 101 Easy Wacky Crazy Activities and Solutions for Early Childhood Directors has been dedicated to the well-being of young children for over 25 years.
Kelly Lutman is a 19-year veteran homeschool mom whose 3 sons have graduated from their homeschool and become productive in their own careers.
Kevin Spencer is widely considered one of the leading authorities on arts integration in education, especially for those with learning challenges.
Kris, a homeschooling mom of three, is the author of the popular blog, Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
Laura House and her husband, Gary, have treasured the opportunity of homeschooling and graduating their three children, desiring to foster in them a heart for the Lord.
Lesli Richards is a humorous and engaging author and speaker with a decade of experience in homeschooling.
Marie Ballard-Blakemore has worked with hundreds of homeschooling families to set up their children for success in education.
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, speaker, author, and Co -Founder /Executive Director of Laurel Springs School, has more than thirty-five years' experience in the field of distance learning.
Mary Black spent 36 years teaching in parochial, public, and private schools as well as home schooling her own children and others
Matthew has traveled and lectured internationally on all phases of brain growth and development. He has been certified at the Developmentalist and Teaching levels in Child Brain Development, and is a certified BodyTalk Practitioner.
Matthew St. Denis was homeschooled all through K-12. Matthew is dyslexic and teaches that many dyslexic students can achieve a wonderful career.
Meredith Curtis, pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom of five amazing children, has been married to her college sweetheart for 26 years.
Michael Lookenott is the founder of Liberty Learned, an educational event company committed to advancing the principles and effects of freedom.
Michael was home-schooled for his entire life. Mike graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2011 with a degree in Psychology.
Michael Sinclair Curtis is the senior pastor of Powerline Community Church. He is a homeschool dad and sports fan, Mike graduated from University of Delaware and Regent University.
Monica Irvine, is a master motivator and dedicated instructor, who loves to help children see the benefits and rewards of having good manners.
Nikole Porter has been in the education field for almost 20 years. As a former preschool and middle school teacher, Nikole has extensive experience in the field of education.
Paul Schaeffer received an A.A. from the Legion of Christ’s College of Humanities in Cheshire, CT
Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom.
Randy Whitman is the National Sales Manager for Creating a Masterpiece and travels throughout the U.S. sharing with home school families the importance art plays in each student’s life.
Rebecca W. Keller is a former academic scientist who studied at the University of New Mexico and the University of California Berkeley where she worked in the fields of chemistry, molecular biology, and neuroscience.
Renee Metzler is a freelance author who after beginning her career as a mother and home manager in 2002, and feeling “lost,” she began to research secrets to the trade of home management, and the idea of Total Home Makeover was born.
Rhea Perry has home educated her seven children since 1987. Her family represented Lifetime Books and Gifts in the southeast for five years.
Robin Finley is a 33-year veteran middle and high school language arts teacher.
Sandra Rush is a graduated veteran home school mom, having home schooled four children for 15 years.
Teresa Knight, mother of nine home schooled children, is owner of Knight's Book Knook, chairman of her local home school group, and Awana Club leader.
Thomas Clark is a life-long teacher of Mathematics and Science with more than 30 years of classroom and tutoring experience at all levels, from elementary through adult.
Tracee Wood started homeschooling her children over 14 years ago. She is married to Jeff and a mom to 2 awesome girls - Abbee and Cassee.
Wendy has a Bachelors degree in communications with a minor in German from Mississippi State.
Let the Zoo come to YOU! A trained educator presents an exciting program using live animals, biofacts like bones and fun activities to your students.