Category Archives: 2013 Speakers

Teresa Knight

Teresa Knight

Teresa Knight and her husband, Alan are the proud parents of 9 children with 4 graduates as they continue their homeschool journey. Three of their children are now married, and they have 3 grand children so far . She and her family live on a small hobby farm where they raise a few dairy cows, chickens and horses. Teresa is the co-founder of her local homeschool support group, runs a whole foods co-op, is an Awana Club leader, volunteers with an inner city children’s program, works with Out of Darkness – an anti sex trafficking ministry and runs two home- based businesses. Along with several of her children, Teresa travels the country with their family business, Knight’s Book Knook ( KBK ), selling homeschooling supplies that specialize in the sciences as well as speaking to and encouraging homeschool families. With her love of her family and children first, encouraging other families is the thing she is most passionate about.

Marilyn Mosley Gordanier


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


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


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