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 and print issues online here.

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is the Senior Editor for TOS participating author in The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging for buried treasure in the Word, reading, writing, homeschooling, and dark chocolate! You may contact her at senioreditor

is a homeschooling mother of five and a pastor’s wife. She is the author of a complete one-year literature curriculum for secondary-level students and freelance writer for newspapers and magazines.

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 Join us at TOS Magazine to hear from a wide range of well-known regular columnists, all of whom are experts in their fields.

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.

and her husband, Steve, live in Edgewood, New Mexico, where they have homeschooled their five children: Edward (20), Joseph (18), Emily (15), Hana (9), and Ezekiel (9), for the last sixteen years. When not homeschooling, doing things with her family, writing for TOS, or teaching for the University of Phoenix, Heather works as a Human Factors Engineer in her home-based consulting business and, with her family, makes goat milk soaps, lotions, and lip balms.

is a homeschool mother and life coach. She graduated from the University of Texas where she was a UT Radio sportscaster and a headline writer with the Daily Texan Newspaper.

In 2003, Jeannie created the Apologia Young Explorer science courses. Her oldest homeschool graduate attends UGA on several scholarships; her son has a scholarship at Pepperdine. Currently Jeannie is writing the College Yes U series to help students navigate college admissions. Learn more at

co-author of KONOS Curriculum, the first curriculum written for homeschool, is an educator and author. Mom to four grown sons, and “Grandear” to grandchildren, Jessica lives with her husband Wade in Texas.

is a veteran producer of documentaries, television commercials, and educational and marketing videos. He has worked in the U.S., France, Italy, Russia, Israel, Portugal, Japan, the Philippines, and the Caribbean. His most recent project is the award-winning documentary film IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America, and the book by the same name. Originally from Miami, Florida, Joaquin worked for several multinational advertising agencies in the 90’s, and provided video solutions for higher education. He is a media consultant for The Exodus Mandate Project and president of The Lighthouse Video and Graphics, and founder of Great Commission Films, a film company dedicated to producing kingdom-building Christian documentary films. He lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with his wife and four children.

is the blessed wife to Duncan, thankful mother to five children (newborn to 21), and an author, conference speaker and director of and

and her husband Tim homeschool using an eclectic mix of classical and relaxed materials. She is in her sixteenth year of homeschooling, with nine more to go. When Tina is not schooling, reading, or writing, she is busy making tie-dyed clothing and gifts.

author of Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe, Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom, and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important through a weekly e-mail for dads, seminars, and books that encourage parents. Todd, and his wife Debbie, homeschool their eight children in northern Indiana and travel around America in the Familyman Mobile. You can visit Familyman Ministries at

"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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