2014 Featured Speakers

Ann Haney 2014Ann Haney
Ann Haney is a homeschool mom and specialist in the field of saving money and self-starting your own business. Her first published book, The Homeschool Daily Planner For Curriculum became ...

Antoinette LaGrossa
Wife and busy homeschool mom of five children, Antoinette LaGrossa has been helping families find math solutions for a decade.

ashleywiggersAshley Wiggers
Ashley Wiggers grew up in the early days of the homeschooling movement. She was taught by her late mother, Debbie Strayer, who was an educator, speaker and the author of ...

Bobby Guarnella
Bobby has built solid, lasting programs on the strength of sound instruction and active participation in Studies Abroad and student travel opportunities.

tech4kidsBrainy Bytes – N Atlanta
Bits, Bytes & Bots prides itself in offering a variety of classes including robotics, stop-motion animated movie making and game creation.

cathycanenCathy Canen
Cathy Canen homeschooled her children from start to finish. She has been traveling for Writing Strands since 1997, conducting workshops and doing curriculum consultations.

Charlene RubleCharlene Ruble
Charlene Ruble, a math consultant for bby Publications at the University of West Alabama, has taught school for 30 years in grades K-5. She travels across the country helping elementary ...

charlottevickCharlotte Vick
Charlotte Vick is a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mom of three kids. She is here to share some of the things she learned from being homeschooled and what is working ...

Christine TorreChristine Torre
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 ...

Christy Walters
Christy Walters has been a private tutor for the past 20 years. In 2001, she realized that the explanations in most math textbooks were not sufficient for homeschooled students.

claireharrisClaire Harris
Claire Harris is the Recruiting Specialist for UA Early College. She is an alumnus of The University of Alabama where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree.

Cynthia L SimmonsCynthia L Simmons
Cynthia is the author of Struggles and Triumphs and a former homeschooling mother of five.

Dana Merritt Headshot IM 2012Dana M. Merritt MS CCC SLP
Dana M. Merritt MS CCC-SLP specializes in the diagnosis & treatment of auditory, visual, & motor processing disorders that cause delays in speech, language & learning. She has developed a ...

David Cook, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Dr. Cook limits his practice to vision therapy. He is residency trained and board certified. For over 30 years, he has been helping children read for fun and families to ...

deborahburnsDeborah Burns
Deborah owns The Medical Transcription Service. She trains and hires MTs. Her company has been in business for 30 years. You’ll enjoy her warmth, humor and practical advice.

diane klopfensteinDiane Klopfenstein
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.

Donna Webb
Director of Enrollment Management at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Dr. Debby Mitchell
Dr. Debby Mitchell has her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education and recently retired from teaching in the College of Education at University of Central Florida as an ...

drpeterscireDr. Peter Scire
Dr. Peter J. Scire, known as the “Brain Doctor”, is the Executive Director of Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Atlanta.

sheldonmarguliesDr. Sheldon Margulies
Dr. Margulies is uniquely qualified to create audiovisual curricula for middle and high school students. As a neurologist, he understands how the brain works, including how we learn, how we ...

Emily GoodwinEmily Goodwin
Emily is a mom on a mission. A mission to help other moms discover that being green doesn’t have to be hard, or expensive! She hasn’t always been so green, ...

Faith-BarrFaith Barr
Teacher of music 46 years, Composer of over 3000 songs. Composer of Learn-To-Play that teaches children and adults how to play music in the home school setting.

Jeannie RuizJeannie Ruiz
Ms. Ruiz, Director of Ten80 Foundation, has worked closely with math and engineering professionals to develop strong K-12 programs.

Jeff VanDeMarkJeff VanDeMark
Jeff serves as a Challenge B tutor and Area Manager for Classical Conversations. He and his wife home school their 9 children and are active in their local church. Jeff ...

JennHenn_-123_ppJennifer Henn
Jennifer Henn desires to see homeschool mothers flourish. Sharing from personal experience, she seeks to support others through the challenges of schooling at home. She has two sons in college ...

jennifersummerJennifer Summer
Jennifer Summer homeschooled her children for 20 years with several special needs and has learned how to help those who are struggling with gifted challenges, learning challenges, and ADD/ADHD.

jerrypicJerry Bailey
Mr. Bailey is President and CEO of Dynamic Literacy, a company dedicated to eliminating illiteracy in the U.S.

jimweissJim Weiss
JIM WEISS has been a storyteller for over 25 years. He and his wife, Randy, formed a production company, Greathall Productions, and have thus far produced forty eight (48) storytelling ...

Josh Clark
Josh Clark, currently serving his 2nd term as the Georgia State Legislator for the 98th District, is transitioning into GNLD’s Vice President of Sales for North Josh Clark, currently serving ...

Julia NalleJulia Nalle
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 ...

karenhopkinsKaren Hopkins
Karen Hopkins is Karen Hopkins is the founder of Growing Healthy Homes and is a co-author of the two-time, award-winning, family nutrition and health curriculum Nutrition 101: Choose Life! Karen ...

kathyhleeKathy H. Lee
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 ...

Kelly LutmanKelly Lutman
Kelly Lutman is a 19-year veteran homeschool mom whose 3 sons have graduated from their homeschool and become productive in their own careers.

Kids Party DJ’s
Kids Party DJ’s Joshua, Jonathan, and Abigail Ling from All Star Kids Party DJs They have entertained at hundreds of kids’ parties with their father, Keith Ling. Two homeschooled brothers, they enjoy ...

The Goins GroupLarry Goins
s a Husband, Father, Business Man and Real Estate Investor, Larry holds true to his core values and moral integrity. His personal and business motto is, “People & Principles before ...

laurahouseLaura House
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.

laura-scheerLaura Scheer
Laura Scheer, M.Ed. is co-author of the Up-Words Reading™ curriculum, a reading specialist with Next Generation and the mother of three. Laura graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of ...

leslirichardsLesli Richards
Lesli Richards is a humorous and engaging author and speaker with a decade of experience in homeschooling.

Lisa CherryLisa Cherry
When Doug and Lisa Cherry began kindergarten with their oldest son, Nathan, they wondered if they were making a colossal mistake. But now, 25 years and 10 kids later, they ...

lorie-delkLorie Delk
Lorie S. Delk, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is Founder and President of Lorie S. Delk and Associates, Inc., as well as a practicing speech-language pathologist and mother of four. Lorie graduated from ...

Lynn SandbergLynn Sandberg
Lynn Sandberg homeschooled her three children for seventeen years, along with her husband, Bob. They started out in the public school but within two years the Sandbergs reconsidered and began ...

Marjorie ClarkMarjorie Clark
Marjorie Clark’s passion for nutrition springs from battling multiple health issues she developed after a sledding accident at age 15. The accident (which caused her to lose her spleen and ...

Matthew w-SistersMatthew Newell
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 ...

matthew-st-denisMatthew St. Denis
Matthew St. Denis was homeschooled all through K-12. Matthew is dyslexic and teaches that many dyslexic students can achieve a wonderful career.

meganscheibnerMegan Scheibner
Megan is the home schooling mother of eight beautiful children, four boys and four girls. She has been married for 29 years to her college sweetheart, Steve Scheibner.

mag_2Meredith Curtis
Meredith Curtis, pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom of five amazing children, has been married to her college sweetheart for 26 years.

michaelstdenis1Michael St. Denis
Michael was home-schooled for his entire life. Mike graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2011 with a degree in Psychology.

Michael CurtisMike Curtis
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 IrvineMonica Irvine
Monica Irvine, is a master motivator and dedicated instructor, who loves to help children see the benefits and rewards of having good manners.

nancyleeNancy Lee
Mrs. Lee graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in Speech Communications and a minor in Political Science. She home-schooled her children, taught private Christian School, and then ...

PeterJundtPeter Jundt
Peter Jundt is a long time homeschooling father and insurance professional.

Randi2010headshotRandi St. Denis
Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom.

rheaperryRhea Perry
Rhea Perry has home educated her seven children since 1987. Her family represented Lifetime Books and Gifts in the southeast for five years.

Sharon FisherSharon Fisher
Sharon Fisher holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University.

stevescheibnerSteve Scheibner
Originally scheduled to be the First Officer on Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center, Steve knows first hand what it means to have someone die ...

tammylkingTammy L. King
Tammy and her husband Paul have been married for 27 years and they have 6 children: 3 girls and 3 boys. She taught in the public school system for two ...

Teri Shepard
Teri Shepard is the proud momma to 5 quickly growing children that she and her high school sweetheart husband, Brian have been homeschooling for well over a decade.

Tom ClarkThomas Clark
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.

tommyjohendricksTommy & Jo Hendricks
Tommy & Jo Hendricks homeschool their seven children in Tallahassee, FL. As a family God has equipped them with many talents, and has given them a vision for encouraging scripture ...

traceewoodTracee Wood
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.

traciTraci Barrientos
Traci Barrientos, a homeschooling mother of four children, received her B.A. in Education with a concentration in reading education from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.

Wendy BraswellWendy Braswell
Wendy has a Bachelors degree in communications with a minor in German from Mississippi State.

ZooMobile_jason_snakeZoo Atlanta
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.