Category Archives: 2013 Speakers
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. She also runs a whole foods co-op and owns a second home-based business with Alan, her husband of 25 years. She and Alan have always home schooled their children and have graduated three of them so far. The family lives on a small hobby farm where they raise dairy cows, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, a rabbit and some fish. Together with her children, Teresa travels around the country with their home school business, helping home schoolers and speaking at conventions. She is an energetic speaker whose passion is to encourage families to reach the hearts of their children and raise a godly generation. www.knightsbookknook.net Melody Knight is a homeschool graduate. She is growing her own cleaning business as well as working in childcare.Brianna Knight is finishing her senior year of high school and looking forward to working in missions. She is also working in childcare and is in a courtship relationship.
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier has more than 35 years of experience in the field of education. Since founding the Laurel Springs School distance learning program in 1991, she has led the school to become a premier provider of personalized, learning style friendly online education for grades K–12. Ms. Mosley Gordanier was nominated for a Nobel Earth Prize, and has been a keynote speaker at numerous educational conferences in the U.S. and around the world. She currently serves as president of the United Nations Global 500 Environmental Forum and the educational chair for the Ted Turner Foundation. Throughout her career, she has been devoted to the idea that within the hearts and minds of children and their families is an endless source of inspiration, caring and learning.
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. She is blessed that God has called her to homeschool her children and has the honor and the privilege to share that journey with many awesome folks along the way. When she were getting started – over 14 years ago – it always seemed that God knew exactly what she needed and put the right folks in her life. Now that she has done homeschooling for a while, she doesn’t have all of the answers but does have a few lessons learned. She always considers it a great gift to be able to encourage, edify, and support others as they too are walking this homeschooling journey.
Christine Field is a former trial lawyer turned homeschooling mom. She and her husband have four children and live in Wheaton, IL. Her husband is the Chief of Police.
Her books include:
- Homeschooling 101: The Essential Handbook
- Homeschooling The Challenging Child: A Practical Guide
- Help for the Harried Homeschooler: A Practical Guide to Balancing Your Child’s Education with the Rest of Your Life
- Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World
- A Field Guide to Home Schooling
- Coming Home to Raise Your Children: A Survival Guide for Moms