2018 Speakers

Jennifer Hasser, M.Ed.

Jennifer Hasser, M.Ed. is a nationally recognized advocate, author, and trainer in the field of reading. Jennifer has devoted her career to guide reading instruction in both one-on-one and classroom settings. She is the founder and Executive Director of Syllables Learning Center, which has helped thousands of students acquire reading and writing skills. She also founded Kendore Learning, where she trains teachers nationwide using the Kendore Kingdom literacy curriculum. Jennifer is a regular presenter at reading and dyslexia conferences and serves as an educational consultant to schools across the nation. She was President of the International Dyslexia Association’s Georgia Branch and is a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia Georgia.

Stefan Belhomme

Stefan Belhomme is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is a Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS®), Education Loan Analyst (ELA™), and a father of two college-bound students. He is also a member of the (NCAG) National College Advocacy Group, which is a non-profit organization designed to inform students and families about college topics that impact their decisions and whose goal is to improve the accessibility of college for families. He enjoys helping fellow parents navigate the maze of college planning. Whether it’s trying to find the best way to save for college or selecting the right borrowing options, he shows families the strategies of college planning so that they can play the “game” more efficiently.

Charlotte Seewald

Charlotte Seewald is an Assistant Director at the University of Nebraska High School. She has spoken with homeschool families throughout the U.S. since 2005. Charlotte enjoys learning about education opportunities that serve students today and in the future.

Charlie Miller

Charlie grew up in Georgia and in the Disability Community his whole life. He Graduated out of Kennesaw State Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth in 2017 with the hopes of Advocating with others for the Advancement of the Disability Community . He currently works at Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency as the Disability Community Specialist. His job takes him around the state connecting the Disability Community with the support network of GVRA. Charlie also serves on the Statewide Independent Living Council and is very active within his Community of Decatur Ga.

Elizabeth Bauman

Elizabeth Bauman holds a BA from Mercer University and a M.Ed. from UNC-Chapel Hill. She homeschooled both of her children through middle and high school. Elizabeth and her daughter co-authored two children’s picture books, Hope’s Colors and Homeschooling Hope. They donate a portion of the proceeds to Autism Speaks. Her new book, Treasured and Teachable, will be available in July. It describes the journey from special ed to college. Her vision is to help homeschooled children, including those on the autism spectrum, reach their full potential. Her two children participated in Georgia’s Move On When Ready/dual enrollment program and both received HOPE scholarships. Her son is an Eagle Scout who earned a BBA in finance. Her daughter is a college senior and the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award. In two workshops, Elizabeth will share practical advice and personal stories to help homeschoolers achieve their academic and community service goals.

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