Category Archives: 2013 Speakers

Teresa Knight

Teresa Knight

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. 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


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.

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