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Pat Mills – Director of Social Media for TOS Magazine

Pat MillsPat along with her husband Jeff, live in the country outside of Memphis Tenn for over 25 yrs. Having homeschooled for over 15 years, one of their 3 daughters has as of now, graduated from college with honors, another is graduating from high school this May and the last one will be entering the high school years this coming fall. Pat has a degree in Business Data Processing/Accounting and worked out in the professional world for over 10 years before the Lord sent her home to raise her own children. Pat started working for TOS 6 years ago as the Manager of Homeschool Nations blogs and moved into the marketing dept 4 years ago. Pat works with support group leaders and bloggers, assists with Schoolhouse Expo, Schoolhouse Teacher’s Toolbox and with day to day tasks for the marketing director. Pat’s mission with TOS is to help all homeschool families, old and new, with encouragement, resources and the knowledge of others while traveling the path of homeschooling.


Betsy Chastain – Fulfillment & Social Marketing

Betsy ChastainBetsy, and her husband Tyson, have been blessed with the task of raising three gentlemen for the army of the Lord: They, and one young man still at home, live on a hobby farm in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and have been homeschooling since 1995. Read more about their hobby farm at sites.google.com/site/starburstacres/. Although her homeschooling career is almost over, Betsy enjoys being able to continue to encourage others in their high calling of Keeping Them Home Where They Belong through working with the TOS Facebook page and personally interacting with the readers of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.


Lori Scheele – Marketing Assistant

Lori ScheeleLori is still trying to figure out what a Hoosier is, although she’s been one all of her life. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is the blessed Mom of two teen boys and wife to Stephen. They have been happily married for 18 years. Lori has homeschooled her children from the very beginning of their school years, which started over 9 years ago. She has recently launched a program for local homeschool families called Teaching Treasures (teachingtreasures4u.blogspot.com) where she leads various programs and workshops highlighting homeschool opportunities and information. Homeschooling is her passion and she loves mentoring new Moms as they begin their homeschool journey. She is very excited to join the TOS staff as a Marketing Assistant where she will have a chance to help promote a business she has supported for many years. Lori loves being involved as a small group leader and participating on the Youth Group ministry team at her church. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading, writing, and drinking White Chocolate Frappes! Lori’s life motto is “Choose Joy, no matter what!”


Cheryl Duran – Marketing Assistant

Cheryl DuranCheryl lives in southern California with her husband of 26 years, Gil. They have been blessed with 5 children, four graduated from homeschooling, and one more to go. Cheryl joined the TOS staff in late 2007 where she has done various online web and graphic work, as well as designing email blasts and coordinating e-newsletters; including The Homeschool Minute. She loves working with her friends at TOS, and with the online homeschooling community. You’ll find her spending most of her free time cooking and doing crafts with her youngest son, Sammy. Cheryl feels very passionate about homeschooling and likes to encourage parents to prayerfully use their God-given rights to homeschool their children. She believes that homeschooling not only blesses parents with the opportunity to teach their children, but it also gives each child a chance to learn and explore with their own individual learning needs. Cheryl says that’s a blessing and opportunity that you can’t pass up!


Marcy Crabtree – Assistant Marketing Manager

Marcy CrabtreeMarcy has spent nearly 15 years as an Ob nurse, sometimes juggling homeschooling with the job she calls her first ministry. Grateful that her main ministry today is at home, she has been married to Tom for 14 years, and is the proud momma to 11-year-old Ben. Her homeschool style is delight-directed (just a hair shy of unschooling), using mostly unit studies, and greatly influenced by Charlotte Mason?s love of living books. As a part of the TOS team, Marcy helps spread the word about the TOS Crew through social media outlets, as well as contributing to the Homeschool Crew blog. She enjoys sharing curriculum and product reviews and offering encouragement to homeschool families through her blog and occasional speaking engagements. You can find Marcy blogging her reviews and homeschool journey at Ben & Me.

Meredith Duke – Schoolhouse Store Marketing Manager

MeredithHeadShot2Meredith Duke is a homeschooling, homesteading mama deep in the heart of Texas. She is blessed to be married to her college sweetheart, Johnny, for 19 years (and counting). Together they are starting their 10th year of homeschooling their two children. Meredith is the author of, Shining Through the Grief, her memoirs of losing their daughter, Emma. Life is an adventure for the Duke family. You can read about their homesteading adventures and endeavors at www.lonestarhomestead.weebly.com and Shining Through the Grief book http://shineonbook.weebly.com.

JoAnn Marie – Homeschooling with Heart Blog Manager

JoAnn lives in Idaho with her wonderful husband, Paul, and their two teenage children, Sarah and Paulie. They have been married for over 19 years and started out their married life together outside Chicago, Illinois. She is a Christian, homeschooling mom, who works from home. She has enjoyed over 12 years of homeschooling with all the ups and downs that go along with that journey. JoAnn enjoys many hobbies including crocheting, photography, cross-stitch, card making, website design and blogging, to name a few. She loves to write about her different journeys in life on her website Watered Garden Creations, wgcreates.com. She’s been working for TOS since February 2013, and though she’s only been here for a short period of time, she has enjoyed her work immensely and looks forward to many more years with the company.

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6
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