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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Heather Allen 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.

Jeannie Fulbright 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

Bonnie Rose Hudson's heart's desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She works as the Director of, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She would love for you to explore the wonderful curriculum available there and to stop by her author's blog,, 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.

Paul Price is an events manager at the CMI-US office ( Paul grew up in a Christian home and was converted to Christ at a young age. He has studied apologetics and creation science for many years, after originally being challenged by evolutionary thinking in high school. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a BA in international affairs, Paul spent several years living abroad with his wife, Amanda, as an English language instructor in South Korea and Russia.

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

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.

Amelia Harper 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.

Jessica Hulcy, 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.

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

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).

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.

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

Tracy homeschooled her seven adult children and has been writing for over twenty years, encouraging parents that homeschooling is worth the challenges! As the director of development for the Home School Foundation, she helps families homeschooling through hard times. She can be reached at

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

"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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