As a HSLDA staff attorney, Dan Beasley assists individual homeschooling families and advocates for homeschool freedom in the courts, legislature, and court of public opinion. Dan is also a homeschool graduate and homeschooling dad of four. http://www.hslda.com/
Lee Binz, The HomeScholar (www.HomeHighSchoolHelp.com) is a dynamic speaker and homeschool author of over 40 books on homeschooling high school. She is an expert on homeschool transcripts and getting scholarships. Lee's mission is to encourage and equip parents to homeschool through high school. You can sign up for her free monthly homeschool newsletter where you can also get a daily dose of high school help. Check out the homeschool freebies on the website. You can also find Lee on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheHomeScholar.
Danika Cooley is on a mission to equip parents like you to teach the Bible and Christian history to their children. She is the mother of four children and one grandchild, all of whom she adores. Danika is also an award-winning children’s author and curriculum developer. You can find her books When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther and Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth at online retailers and her Bible Road Trip™ and Cobblestone Path™ curriculum lines at ThinkingKidsPress.com. Her blog, ThinkingKidsBlog.org, has provided encouragement to tens of thousands of parents for nearly a decade.
Stacy Farrell helps parents equip their children to stand for truth in the midst of this crazy culture. She writes about time management, motherhood, celebrating manhood, philosophy, biblical worldview, and writing. Her favorite job, though, is being wife to Roger and mother to two precious sons. Visit her at HomeschoolAdventure.com.
Diane Heeney brings over a decade of experience as an administrative secretary to the table as she serves in keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes at TOS. She and her husband have been married for 28 years. They have three children aged 23, 19 and 13, who have all been homeschooled. Diane enjoys writing, teaching ladies Bible studies, speaking at retreats and conferences, and photography.
Kathie Jushchyshyn is a writer and graphic designer who started her journey with The Old Schoolhouse by authoring an article in the magazine. As THM Designer, she works behind the scenes to deliver “The Homeschool Minute” to subscribers every week. In addition, she designs and develops interactive lesson content for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Kathie is an advocate for gifted and twice-exceptional children and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She enjoys serving in youth ministry and helping other homeschoolers thrive. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children, and near members of her extended family who are also homeschoolers.
Meet Beth Mora, wife to one handsome hubby, mother to eight, and nana to two. She is a Homeschool Purple Heart Recipient for multiple moments where she thought she wasn’t making a difference in her children’s lives. Beth is indebted to and salutes the homeschooling veterans in her life who carried her through, and now she simply desires to return the blessing. Beth pulls from her past experiences as a Certified Rehabilitation RN, homeschool mom, co-op leader and teacher, marriage ministry director, women’s ministry programmer, children’s ministry leader, and drama team member. She is the creator and author of Here to Help Learning’s Writing Program for grades 1-6, where she is affectionately known on camera as Mrs. Mora. She is also a welcomed speaker at homeschool conferences and women's events. Everything she does, whether laughable or heart gripping, is done to honor One, without apology. God’s grace is the salve that has healed her own life, and God’s grace is what she offers liberally to others.
Jodi started her journey with TOS in April 2016 and serves as the Director of Human Resources . She and her husband, Duane, have been married over 30 years and have spent over 20 years in the ministry. Along with being a pastor’s wife, she homeschooled her 3 (now grown) sons for 18 years and also taught in the private and public-school settings. Jodi enjoys teaching, playing the piano, and making cards. Her heart’s desire is to serve others and use her gifts to glorify the Lord.
Sherri Seligson and her husband, David, homeschooled their four children for twenty-one years. Before being promoted to motherhood, Sherri worked as a degreed marine biologist at Walt Disney World. She has authored Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, General Science, instructional video courses for Apologia’s science curricula, and more. Sherri is an international conference and retreat speaker. Using transparency, truth, and humor, she encourages moms on their homeschool journey and teaches families the importance of studying God’s Creation. www.facebook.com/SherriSeligsonAuthor. www.sherriseligson.com.
Roger Smith, M.D. is a family doctor in rural Louisiana where he and his wife, Jan, raised four adventurous children who are all grown, making their own mark in the world. He speaks and writes on parenting issues and produces brief videos that can be found on Facebook @ParentingMattersNow.
Paul and Gena Suarez
Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez, who reside in eastern Tennessee with their family, have homeschooled their seven children since 1990. They embrace and promote the Biblical philosophy that "homeschooling" is not so much about schooling/education, as it is about discipleship—bringing up our children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. 6: 4). The Suarez family wishes to share this vision around the world as they publish the trade magazine for homeschool families, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. They can be reached at email@example.com.
Kerry Tittle is a mother of nine children and a twenty-year homeschool veteran. She was the owner of ReformationKidz with her husband, Rob, until a tornado destroyed their home and business in 2014, taking the lives of Rob and two of their daughters, Tori and Rebekah. Kerry is the founder of Refined Family, which is created to encourage others to find hope in the gospel in the midst of trials.
Elisabeth Van Etten
Elisabeth Van Etten manages “The Homeschool Minute” and works in
production. She received a bachelor's in Creative Writing from Bob
Jones University and a master's in English Education from Pensacola Christian College (PCC). Her past endeavors include being an English/Writing
professor at PCC, teaching in a Christian school, and publishing
Christian plays that have been performed across the United States and
internationally. Since her marriage to Nathan, she has become a
stay-at-home mom to their children, Evelyn, Richard, and Joseph. As a
homeschooler her entire life, she plans to keep her children home where they belong. For now, she's enjoying the little years with the kids—playing make believe, baking muffins, and cleaning things up. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys writing plays, studying drama, spending time
with her family, and trying new recipes.
Todd Wilson is a husband, dad, grandpa, writer, homeschool conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down-to-earth realness have made him a favorite speaker all across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. As founder of The Familyman and The Smiling Homeschooler, his passion and mission are to remind moms and dads of what’s most important through weekly emails, podcasts, seminars, and books that encourage parents. Todd and his wife, Debbie, homeschool four of their eight children (the other four are homeschool graduates) in northern Indiana and travel America in The Familyman Mobile. You can read more at www.familymanweb.com.
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor and Director of Production for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She has eight children ages 11 to 28 and has been homeschooling for over twenty years. Deborah's mission is to point homeschoolers to the Lord in all they do and to encourage them that they can find everything they need for life, Godliness—and homeschooling—in their knowledge of Him (2 Peter 1:3,4).
Hal and Melanie Young
Hal and Melanie Young are the award-winning, best-selling authors of Raising Real Men; No Longer Little; and Love, Honor, and Virtue. They are publishers, writers, bloggers, and popular conference speakers internationally, known for their Christ-centered focus and practical, real-life stories. They are the parents of six real boys (five grown!) and two real girls and live in noisy, messy happiness in North Carolina.