Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor and Director of Production here at The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She started as our Devotional Editor nearly 10 years ago and has loved every day of her time here. She would say she is a very ordinary homeschool mom–with one exception: she has an extra-ordinary God Who provides all she needs for life and homeschooling. She has eight children aged 4 to 21: several ordinary children, a few gifted, a couple of struggling learners, and one special needs child. Her house is messy unless someone is coming over, her boys can be loud, and not all of her girls wear dresses. She is a leader of her local homeschool group and prays constantly for the right balance of priorities. Deborah’s mission is this: “To point other homeschoolers to the Lord in all they do, think, and feel and to confirm that they, too, can find everything they need for life, godliness–and homeschooling–in their knowledge of Him. (2 Peter 1:3, 4)”.
David Borrink designs The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and has been part of TOS for three years. He met his wife, Sallie, online, and 15 years later they are still best friends. David and Sallie started their homeschooling journey this year when their only daughter, Caroline, started kindergarten. David has worked in graphic design for more than 25 years, starting in the corporate setting and then for the past 11 years in his own home business, Arts & Letters, which he runs with Sallie. David likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, read historical biographies, collect old road maps, drink cinnamon dolce lattes, and play with his daughter and her vast collection of stuffed animals. David says his mission at TOS “is to make everyone look good. I want my design and work ethic to glorify Christ so that everyone is promoted and encouraged, whether it be the authors, staff, or the reader. It’s all about them.”
Liz Koon is assistant to the publisher & E-Book project manager at TOS. Liz and her husband Craig have been married over 30 years and have three children and two grandchildren. They began homeschooling in 1994 and finished homeschooling in 2013, when their last child graduated. Liz and her family live in the front range in Colorado to be near the grandkids (and enjoy the weather). If Liz had any free time, she would spend more time playing with the grandkids, taking long walks, creating flower crafts, and catching up on her reading. Liz’s mission at TOS is to help homeschool moms realize that “yes, they can homeschool. And that homeschooling isn’t nearly as complicated as it appears to be-if you allow God to be in charge of your homeschool.”
Amy Osborn lives in Northern California with Eric, her husband of 25 years. They are parenting four children, ages 4 to 17. Amy shares about adoption, knitting, faith, family, and her Journal Back to Joy at www.osbornz.net/amy. Amy has been working for The Old Schoolhouse for eight years and loves knowing that she has a part in encouraging so many homeschoolers with each issue!
Heather has been married to Rich for 18 years and they have been blessed to have 2 girls and 2 boys, ages 10-17, who have never known traditional school. They reside in Sacramento where Heather has been actively involved as a leader in SCOPE, her local Christian homeschool support group, for the past 10 years. She is also a Voice Over Actress who loves bringing stories to life. Heather enjoys sharing TOS’s encouragement with others and desires to help TOS reach as many people as possible.
Bonnie Rose Hudson works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as a curriculum creator and editorial assistant. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by and meet the star of her children’s series at Exploring with Jake, look through the 10/40 window of the world and join others in prayer at Looking Out the 10/40 Window, or stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.
Tammie Bairen lives in sunny, historic St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband, John, and their three children—16, 14, and 12—whom she has homeschooled since her oldest entered kindergarten. She joined SchoolhouseTeachers.com in spring 2013 as a star contributor, writing articles for the Everyday Easels and This Day in History Dailies. A year later, she began editing for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. She is also an acquisitions editor for a small publishing company and serves as an editor for her church’s publications. She loves to learn and teaches classes at her homeschool co-op and enjoys being a resource for people who have questions about homeschooling and writing. When she finds the time, she likes to cross-stitch, read historical fiction, and work on her own novel. Check out her blog, which includes a series on the 50 states, at Living Life as It Unfolds.
Jane Brockway has been married to her husband for 22 years, and they have two children, one of whom has Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD. She has homeschooled since the older child was 4. She has a Master’s degree in computer science and works on the production side of TOS doing things like ensuring links work and placing videos. She worked as a programmer prior to having children, and has since worked as an adjunct instructor at universities in town. She loves music and plays both piano and saxophone.