Meet the Staff – Magazine Columnists

Join us quarterly at The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine to hear from a wide range of well-known regular columnists, all of whom are experts in their fields. They are here to bless you and encourage you to make your homeschool journey as successful as it can be. Downloading the Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, or NookHD app will make their columns even easier to read! Download here.  Or read the current and all the back quarterly issues online here.

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Janice Campbell is the graduated homeschool mom of four sons. Inspired by Charlotte Mason and Classical education methods, she explores the art of learning with literature, living books, and learning journals. Janice is the author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8–12, Transcripts Made Easy, TimeFrame Timeline, etc. In addition to writing for magazines, occasionally podcasting, and speaking at homeschool conferences, Janice enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. You can find her online at,, and

April Durham is a Carolina Girl, through and through. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. She worked as a Special Education teacher in the public school system before beginning her homeschooling journey with her own children in 2012. April has worked as a freelance editor since 2010, and she joined the editing team in 2019. She loves working with words, whether that’s helping others make the most of their written works or creating written works of her own. She has published two inspirational books, as well as numerous poems, short stories, and articles.

Stephanie, her husband, and two boys are comfortably nestled in the trees in central Ontario, Canada. She has educated her two youngest boys, ages 12 and 9, since birth. Pursuing her calling to help parents enjoy the responsibility of educating their children, she works for The Old Schoolhouse® in the Canadian division and in sales support helping to connect parents to the materials and programs that help them teach.

Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor and Director of Production for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She has eight children ages 13 to 30 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).

Kathleen Conway is a freelance editor of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and master of arts in mass communication from the University of Georgia. She spent twenty years as a writer, producer, and reporter for CNN and HLN (formerly Headline News). She's married, with two adult step-daughters and a 9-year-old son. They live in Lilburn, Georgia, outside of Atlanta.

Michelle Miller Howard is a veteran home educator, author, columnist, speaker, consultant, and librarian who operates "living books" libraries in Michigan and Florida, including the first-known of its type. She wrote the deep, award-winning, literature-based curriculum TruthQuest History, ( to probe history for spiritual truth. Michelle offers a living-books database, and consultations on home education and library development at

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

Dianne Craft has a master’s degree in Learning Disabilities and is a Certified Natural Health Professional. Her books, Brain Integration Therapy Manual, The Right Brain Phonics Reading Program, and her DVDs, Teaching the Right Brain Child, Smart Kids Who Hate to Write, and the CD set, The Biology of Behavior, have helped hundreds of families remove learning blocks in their struggling children at home. See her website for many articles on children and learning and to download her free Daily Lesson Plans for the Struggling Reader and Writer. Dianne now offers Personal Internet Consultations for parents to learn how to work with their child at home.

Leigh Morrison, MA, is Internal Marketing Specialist at Her desire is to help kids and adults of all abilities reach new heights in learning. Since 1994, Leigh has been licensed in education and speech-language pathology and has worked with students across a variety of learning environments. Leigh and her husband, Chris, have three children, homeschooled since birth. Two are graduated and pursuing God’s plans for their adult lives.

Brian D. Ray, PhD is president of the National Home Education Research Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization, and is internationally known for his research on homeschooling. Brian is married to Betsy and they have eight children and four grandchildren. Please feel free to send your questions about research related to home-based education and raising children to

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