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Rachael’s Super Power:
 Honesty & Transparency

Rachael Carman

A respected international speaker, author, and podcaster, Rachael Carman has traveled the world speaking at conferences and retreats, teaching God’s Word to parents and children. Rachael and her husband, Davis, own Apologia Education Ministries, a leading publisher of award-winning, creation-based curricula for home educators. A mom to seven and “Coco” to her grandchildren, Rachael is a twenty-six-year homeschool veteran and continues to be energized by affirming, encouraging, and equipping the next generation of homeschooling families to answer the call. In 1997, Rachael Carman walked into the executive offices of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries with a baby on her hip and proposed adapting their signature live events into a full-blown Bible survey curriculum for families to study at home. Now, after twenty-five years of prayer and perseverance, Rachael is excited to see The Word in Motion: Old Testament and The Word in Motion: New Testament published as a resource for Christian parents to teach the Bible to their children at home. In addition to this, Her books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids are winsome calls for moms to live each day at the foot of His throne. Dates with her beloved, dark chocolate, afternoon tea, reading a good book, butterfly gardening, beach walking, and bike riding—these are a few of her favorite things. More than anything else, Rachael is passionate about studying the Word of God and challenging and inspiring others to strengthen their faith by deepening their walk with the Lord.

Connect with Rachael on Social : FB, Instagram, Podcast: Real Refreshment and Let’s Talk Homeschool

Rachel’s conference workshops is titled: Attention: Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionistic, Control-Freaks-CHILL OUT!

Andrew’s Super Power: Equipping parents and teachers to train their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of fifteen, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Find out more about IEW at IEW.com.

Follow Andrew on TwitterInstagramFacebookYoutube and Pinterest

Andrew’s conference workshop is titled: From Copywork to Composition: Teaching Writing through Imitation

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Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and six special grandchildren. Their fourth son has Down Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.

Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.

Steve’s conference workshop is titled: Raising a Special Needs Child and Finding Support for the Journey

Lisa’s Super Power: I create educational opportunities that take families in the right direction

Lisa Nehring has 1 husband, 2 graduate degrees, 5 kids and a blackbelt in homeschooling. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Having homeschooled her 5 Kids for 30 years, Lisa takes delight in knowing that her growing passel of grandkids are also being homeschooled. Lisa is the founder and director of True North Homeschool Academy, a 4th-12th grade full service on-line Academy. Our world class teachers utilize time testing educational tools, cutting edge tech, the SAMR model of education and gamification to provide a unique and innovative program that nurtures our growing international community. You can also find Lisa over at “Its Not that Hard to Homeschool” – blogging, podcasting and nurturing a growing community of families who are interested in or currently homeschooling Lisa believes that education is the transmission of culture and is passionate about transmitting a culture of Truth, beauty and goodness to a world desperate for all three. She believes that education is a great tool to bear witness to a living God!

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Jill’s Super Power: Primary Language Arts

Jill Pike and her husband, Greg, have been part of the homeschooling community since 1992 when they began home educating the first of their eight children. Jill soon discovered that many of her children struggled with dyslexia and began a quest to learn how to effectively teach them to read and write. The Institute for Excellence in Writing, IEW, was the ticket for writing, and Pike has been accredited as an Accomplished IEW Instructor since 2008 and has recently joined IEW’s Online Classes team. For reading, Pike ended up working with IEW to develop their award winning Primary Arts of Language, which effectively teaches any child to read using an Orton-Gillingham approach coupled with poetry, handwriting, and games.

Jill’s conference workshop is titled: tba

Gena’s Super Power: Making Music Easy for every Homeschool Mom to Include in her Homeschool

Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It has been her joy to teach elementary and junior high choir, high school voice classes, private voice lessons for teens through adults, early childhood music and movement classes (babies through preschool), elementary general music, music appreciation for elementary through high school, and to serve as musical director for stage musicals.

Gena blogs about homeschooling, family, fashion, and more at I Choose Joy!, shares resources and reviews for including music in your homeschool at Music in Our Homeschool, and provides easy-to-use, click-and-go online courses for all ages at Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com.

Gena’s conference workshops are titled: 10 Simple Strategies for Seamlessly Incorporating a Quality Music Education in Your Homeschool and Mastering Music 101: Basics for Homeschool Parent

Dachelle’s Super Power: Inspiring Kids to Read

With over 20 years of experience as an educator, and a homeschool mom herself, Dachelle understands the challenges of engaging children with classic literature. Her solution, Literary Adventures for Kids, is a comprehensive language arts curriculum that incorporates a touch of magic dust and “rabbit trails” to inspire students from preschool to high school to read. Dachelle’s courses encourage critical thinking and facilitate meaningful conversations, making them a valuable resource for educators and parents alike.

Additionally, Dachelle is the creator of Hide The Chocolate, a popular blog where she shares her experiences in homeschooling and parenting using a relaxed Charlotte Mason approach. You can find her on FacebookInstagram, and TikTok.

Dachelle’s conference workshop is titled: Beyond the Basics: Exploring Electives and Extracurriculars in High School

Danika’s Super Power: Teaching the Bible to Kids

Danika Cooley and her husband, Ed, are committed to leading their children to life for the glory of God. Together, they have worked to study and memorize the Bible with their kids. Danika is an award-winning children’s author and Bible curriculum developer (Bible Road Trip™). Weekly, she encourages tens of thousands of parents to intentionally raise biblically literate children. Danika is a homeschool mother of four with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington.

Find her at: https://www.thinkingkidsblog.org/. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and her website

Danika’s conference workshop is titled: Homeschooling Your Toddler – The Simple Play Based Way

Kathie’s Super Power: Character Training

Kathie Morrissey is the mother of 8 children,16 grandchildren, and a wife to Alan for 40+ years. She was a committed homeschooling mom of 31 years. As the founder of The Character Corner, she loves to blog about character building, parenting, family life, and homeschooling. Kathie is the author of two popular character curriculums, as well as several other books to encourage homeschooling parents. She is a well-known speaker at homeschool conventions and support groups, as well as ladies’ retreats. Her heart’s desire is to help and encourage parents to be purposeful in raising Godly children with strong Christian character, who walk in purity and have a heart for God.

Follow Kathie on Facebook

Kathie’s conference workshops are titled: Staying on Track: How To Get it All Done and Frustrated and Stressed (and Maybe a Little Angry)

Julie’s Super Power: Confidence

Julie H Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former public school teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and Assistant Director of a Homeschool Academy, Julie Ross has worked with hundreds of students and parents throughout her career.. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for the past 20 years. Julie Ross developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. As Certified Chrisitan Life Coach, Julie helps moms find a life of freedom from the negative thoughts and patterns that are holding them back. Julie lives in South Carolina with her family. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap.

BS Elementary Education, Penn State University Certified Life Coach, Life Mentoring School CEO. Learn more about her work at Gentle Feast PressThe Feast Life, follow her on instagram @agentlefeast and @julie.h.ross and listen to her Podcast: The Feast Life

Julie’s conference workshops is titled: The F.E.A.S.T. of the Charlotte Mason Method and The Gentle Art of Homeschooling- The Essential Tools of a Charlotte Mason Education

Britton’s Super Power: Motivating Greatness

No one understands education like Britton LaTulippe. This homeschooling father of eight is the author of more than 70 children’s books and The Art of Raising Children for Greatness series, creator of several early-learning curriculum sets, and the founder and president of Blue Manor’s Online Academy. After attending an elite prep school in Virginia, he realized that the greatest disparity between the rich and poor was not their wealth, but their quality of education. Now, it is LaTulippe’s mission to bring elite education into the world of homeschooling.

Learn more about Britton’s work at Blue Manor Academy and Blue Manor Education and follow him on Instagram

Britton’s conference workshop is titled: The Mastery Model

Charlotte’s Super Power: tba

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte’s conference workshop is titled: How to Make Time in your Busy Working Day to Homeschool your Kids

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Jodie Perry

Jodie’s conference workshop is titled: Am I Failing As A Homeschool Mom? Conquer Your Doubts and Reclaim Your Confidence

Jan’s Super Power: ability to encourage homeschoolers by offering them helpful info, a quick “pause”, and a time to refuel before taking off for the next leg of their homeschool journey.

Jan L. Burt is an author, speaker, podcaster, homeschooling veteran, mother to five, and has been happily married for over thirty years. She served in youth ministry alongside her husband for twelve years & has led several Bible studies for women as well as hosting two online prayer retreats. Jan is the host of the award-winning podcast “The Burt (Not Ernie) Show” & author of the books “A 60-Day Prayer Journal for Parents” & “The Power of God’s Will – 40 Days of God’s Promises Devotional” & “The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study” (available on Amazon) & “The Once-A-Year Homeschool Planner” (a multi-grade, multi-subject planning system) as well as Volumes 1 & 2 of “All Things Homeschool Devotions for Moms” – which can be found at JanLBurt.com. She has also been a regular contributor to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine & just launched her audio course “Psalm 91 – Pray It & Believe It”.

Find Jan on Instagram or on TikTok, and please sign up for her newsletter “The Runway” for weekly refueling at JanLBurt.com.

Jan’s conference workshop is titled: Scheduling & Planning Tips from a 25-Year Homeschool Mom

Christy’s Super Power: Teleportation: the ability to instantly appear in any location, to offer my expertise and support to homeschool families all over the world.

Christy Gandara is a former classroom teacher and homeschool mindset mentor who challenges families to examine what matters most and to use the unique gifts inside themselves. Her three “bugs” are finished with homeschooling and working on their advanced education. When not coaching or creating printables she can be found in the yard feeding the birds and squirrels or walking her cat Percy.

You can find Christy coaching in her facebook group and sharing homeschool tips on Instagram

Christy’s conference workshops are titled: Finding Your Way: Decision-Making Essentials for Homeschooling Families and Exploring Rabbit Trails: Embracing Child-Led Learning in Homeschooling

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Joey’s conference workshops are titled: Villain to Mentor and Get Stuff Done and Have More Fun Tweens

Christine’s Super Power: Empowerment

Christine Suarez is a homeschool mom of two in Brooklyn, NY, with a decade of expertise in education, psychological development, and homeschooling. Her website, bloomingbrilliant.net, empowers parents with resources, support, and encouragement.

Follow her on FacebookInstagramTiktok and Youtube

Christine’s conference workshop is titled: Empowering Solo Moms: Strategies for Successful Homeschooling

Bekki’s Super Power: tba

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Bekki’s conference workshop is titled: Don’t Lose Your Middle School Kids Under a Stack of Boring Curriculum! and Raising Exceptional Children Isn’t Rocket Science, Thank Goodness!

Meredith’s Super Power: Joy

Meredith Curtis, homeschooling mom of 5 amazing children and Grand-Merey to 7 angels, writes, speaks, and loves to encourage families in their homeschooling adventure. Meredith loves reading and traveling. She uses living books, hands-on projects, and “travel” to teach to instill wonder and love of learning. With gratefulness to the Lord, she is a curriculum creator, publisher, and the author of Healthy Living for Christian TeensWho Dun It Literature & WritingHIS Story of the 20th Century, and God Bless the USA Exploring States and Territories.

You can find Meredith at PowerlineProd.com, InstagramPinterest, and Facebook. Check out Meredith’s homeschool resources at Powerline Productions’ online store. Read her blog at Homeschool Joy at PowerlineProd Blog, and Listen to her at Finish Well Podcast. Join one of her online classes at True North Homeschool Academy.

Meredith’s conference workshops are titled: Survive & Thrive When Personalities Collide! and Spice Up History with Parties & Feasts

Michelle’s Super Power: Encouraging and empowering parents who are homeschooling teens

Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as coaching and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and grandma to five! Three of her children are now successful entrepreneurs. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one coaching, courses, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschool their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams, learn more at www.HomeschoolingteensSuccessfully.com

Connect with Michelle through her websiteFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest

Michelle’s conference workshop is titled: How Does Homeschooling Prepare My Teen for Life?

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Lynna’s conference workshops are titled: Math, Meltdowns, and Mom Guilt and Help! Sibling Conflict is Ruining Our School Day!

Bonnie’s Super Power: Equipping parents to teach their children about the persecuted Church and the unreached in sensitive, age-appropriate ways.

Bonnie Rose Hudson is the owner and publisher of WriteBonnieRose.com. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. Her website exists to serve homeschoolers, home educators, and teachers around the world by creating practical resources that are fun, affordable, and easy to use. She has hundreds of resources in many subject areas for preschool through high school and releases an average of more than 50 new titles each year. Because she has a heart for the persecuted Church and the lost, some of her resources as well as much of her blog content are designed to help parents teach their children about missions and the persecuted Church. She has written for numerous publications and educational websites and is a former director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. She is also the author of The Hidden Village, an early reader published by JourneyForth about unreached people in India.

Bonnie’s conference workshop is titled: How to Teach Kids about Persecuted Christians and Unreached People Groups

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Melissa’s conference workshop is titled: Creating Your Own Standards for Homeschooling

Sarah’s Super Power: tba

At Ten Minute Momentum, Sarah McCubbin helps parents teach their kids valuable life skills, social skills and leadership skills to prepare them to step confidently into adulthood. She and her husband have 9 kids ages 5 to 20 in live in Northeast Ohio.

Learn more about Sarah’s and Ten Minute Momentum’s work at tenminutemomentum

Sarah’s conference workshop is titled: Creating Your Own Standards for Homeschooling

Beth Ellen’s Super Power: Bringing out the best!

Beth Ellen Nash founded Wings to Soar Online Academy, an individualized online school that offers K-12th intervention as well as full-time school options. She believes that every child deserves a personalized education, so each child has their own personalized Path to Success™ Learning Plan. Beth Ellen is passionate about breaking the chains of failure, shame, and inadequacy freeing generations for greatness! She believes that when students with dyslexia and other outside-the-box learners are empowered with skills and confidence to soar that they are destined to be world changers! Beth Ellen is author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book, Dyslexia Outside-the-Box as well as Wings to Soar Spelling Foundations. We’d love to have you join our Thriving with Dyslexia Facebook Group and learn more at our Wings to Soar Online Academy website

Beth Ellen’s conference workshop is titled: Dyslexia Outside-the-Box: A Personalized Approach to Learning That Embraces the Flipside Strengths of Dyslexia

Betsy’s Super Power: Homeschooling High School, It’s Not that Hard!

Betsy is a Christian and veteran homeschool blogger who shares Frugal Resources for PreK to High School at BJ’s Homeschool. Especially for High School, which doesn’t have to be Scary! She is the author of Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd, which is full of helps for all teens plus college bound teens. Follow her on Pinterest, and Facebook. She and her husband homeschooled their daughter through high school, then helped her get into each of the colleges she applied to, with scholarship offers. Their family was built through adoption, when they received their daughter from China as a one year old child.

Betsy’s conference workshop is titled: Homeschooling your College Bound Teen and Making Memories along the Way.

Christine’s Super Power: Unwavering resilience and adaptability

Christine Suarez, a dedicated homeschool mom of two, resides in the vibrant city of Brooklyn, New York. With over a decade of experience in education, psychological development, and homeschooling, Christine has become a beacon of inspiration for fellow parents. Through her informative website, bloomingbrilliant.net, she shares her wealth of knowledge and expertise, empowering parents to navigate the rewarding journey of homeschooling with confidence and grace. Driven by her passion for nurturing young minds, Christine has recently launched Blooming Brilliant Books, an innovative venture that provides thoughtful resources, unwavering encouragement, and invaluable support to homeschooling parents nationwide. By offering carefully curated materials and fostering a supportive community, Christine aims to help families create enriching learning experiences tailored to their unique needs and aspirations. To stay connected with Christine and benefit from her ongoing insights and updates, follow her on social media at Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok. Join a growing community of like-minded parents who are committed to unlocking their children’s full potential through the transformative power of homeschooling.

Christine’s conference workshop is titled: Empowering Solo Moms: Strategies for Successful Homeschooling

Lisa’s Super Power: Embracing the Journey: Navigating Learning Delays in Homeschooling

Owner of Vibrant Home Life and God’s Given Grace, host of podcasts Family Discipleship and Grace in Every Season. Lisa Garrison, surrounded with support from husband Jon Garrison and brother in Christ, Christian Horstmann, provide families with the support they are looking for to have a vibrant home life filled with God’s grace. Mom of 4 boys, 18, 14, 8 and 4 and a dog mom to Luna. Living a homeschooling life is filled with medical complexities and learning challenges, they homeschool differently than what most would consider the norm. Which is a blessing that allows for them to have the customized learning support they need and deserve. Allow them to help support you and your family’s journey. You can reach them via email hello@vibranthomelife.com, visiting www.vibranthomelife.com or Godsgivengrace.com, following them on Facebook, Joining their Facebook Group, Instagram, Youtube or Pinterest. It is their prayer that your journey is one of grace and vibrancy.

Lisa’s conference workshop is titled: Empowering Solo Moms: Strategies for Successful Homeschooling

Carol’s Super Power: Simplifying Learning Through Play

Carol Jones is a qualifed teacher and owner of the My Bored Toddler website. She is passionate about play based early learning, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. With 2 children of her own, she started My Bored Toddler to show other parents that setting up toddler activities and learning opportunities is easier than it looks! You can find her at website, FB, IG and Pinterest

Carol’s conference workshop is titled: Homeschooling Your Toddler – The Simple Play Based Way

Molly’s Super Power: Homeschool encouragement! I love guiding others on their homeschool joureney!

Molly Christensen is a joyful mother of 7 amazing children, ages 13 on up. She earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then engineered her homeschool for the past 24 years. She is the owner of Building Heroes at Home, which helps support you in creating the homeschool you love while raising amazing kids. She is the author of “How to Get Everything (Important) Done” and podcast at The Building Heroes Podcast. She is passionate about sharing her love of learning and encouraging others on their journeys to greatness! Connect with Molly on Facebook, Instagram and on the Website.

Sara’s conference workshops are titled: Homeschool the Hero Way and Homeschool Power!

Sara’s Super Power: Encouraging curiosity, creativity, character, and connection

Sara Jordan is the blogger behind Heart and Soul Homeschooling, a site created in 2008 to encourage and equip homeschool moms to confidently provide a delight-directed education to their children. She is a mom of three homeschooled daughters (including one graduate), a speaker, and a homeschool consultant. Sara has a degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development, which began her interest in educational alternatives like homeschooling. She enjoys creating and sharing unit studies, lapbooks, and more hands-on learning resources to help homeschool families find the fun in lifelong learning. You can follow her on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her Amazon author page.

Sara’s conference workshop is titled: How to Choose the Best Curriculum for Your Homeschool

Amber’s Super Power: Long Range Vision. Ever wish you could see far down the road, to know what obstacles, pitfalls and setbacks are waiting for your family? I can help you with a map, and be your guide through the difficult places, leading you to success in homeschooling and family life.

Amber Smith helps families find the right tools and build the mindset they need to create a homeschool that fits their unique, individual lives. In 2014, she created 200fingersandtoes.com, a blog for the growing homeschooling community. There she serves in her role as a homeschool courage lender. Working directly with parents, Amber developed a course to overcome the six main roadblocks that keep families from experiencing success. At InDueSeason.net, Amber shares relatable, and thought-provoking homeschool tools to help families dig deeper and create a personalized map that will be their guide from the first day to graduation. You can find continued support at Amber’s blog 200fingersandtoes and the In Due Season Homeschool Podcast where she shares reviews of tools and curriculum, technologies, and products that solve specific problems for homeschooling families.

Amber’s conference workshops are titled: What I Know About Building a Marriage to Last and The Best Hacks for Managing Personal Belongings with a Large Family

Your Hostess

Kerry’s Super Power: Inspiring moms to raise leaders who love learning, make wise decisions and influence others for Jesus Christ

I’m your hostess, Kerry Beck . . .

I’m so excited to share these veteran homeschoolers with you to give you confidence to homeschool with success. I’m Gigi to my grandkids, so I’m starting over this year with Kindergarten. I love it. I homeschooled my 3 kids for 10 years. They’re all adults and my girls are moms, themselves.

You’ll get to know Gentry during Homeschool Super Heroes Week because she conducted our Super Hero Secret Interviews. retired homeschooler. I hope I can share the lessons I learned so you can do better in your homeschool.

I enjoy meeting with moms to encourage them in raising, educating and encouraging their own kids. I also have a strong desire to show families how to give their children a love of learning. I love being a mom, a Gigi and a homeschooler. One of my kids said, “I’m bringing my kids to you for all those fun activities.” Well, I can’t wait.

Most importantly, I want to share my faith with you. It’s my faith in Jesus Christ that gives me strength and courage to walk through days of rejection – loneliness – abandonment and lead me to peace, joy, victory and real forgiveness. Who could ask for more?

Sit back and let our Homeschool Super Heroes help YOU!

Get rid of your overwhelm and homeschool with confidence after you hear our Super Heroes. If this is your first year, you’re in for a treat.