2017 Convention Speakers

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Lee Binz

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar helps parents homeschool for high school and is a leading internet home school resource helping parents homeschool to college.   She is an expert in how to craft a winning homeschool transcript .  She has an award-winning Christian homeschool blog and one of the most popular homeschool newsletters available.   Lee is a dynamic speaker at homeschooling conventions as well as homeschooling support groups.  Check out her homeschool online free minicourse and training webinar on how to give homeschool credit in high school   You can find Lee online at www.TheHomeScholar.com and can email her at Lee@TheHomeScholar.com


Mary Jo Tate

Mary Jo Tate, author of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms, is blessed with four wonderful sons and has been educating them at home since 1997. She teaches homeschoolers, single moms, and work-at-home moms how to balance family life and home business and how to find peace in the space between the ideal and reality. She hosts the “Flourish at Home” radio show for the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. An international editor and book coach for over 25 years, she specializes in helping entrepreneurs, speakers, and other experts author a book . . . whether or not they can write. She is the author of How Do You Do It All? Proven Strategies for Balancing Family Life and Home Business in the Real World; Critical Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald; andGet Started as a Freelance Editor. A lifelong bibliophile, Mary Jo loves to share her passion for reading and writing and has a heart to help, encourage, and inspire other homeschoolers.

Check out her website:  Flourish at Home



Resa Brown


Resa Steindel Brown

Gifted, inspirational speaker and teacher, avid homeschooler, and ardent child-led, Montessori and alternative educational advocate, Resa Steindel Brown passionately sounds the wake-up call to help children connect to their innate passions and brilliance. Then she shows us how.

Resa is an award-winning writer, educator and creator of The Call to Brilliance Series and co-founder of Passion Oriented Education™.She has received national recognition for her Amazon best-seller in parenting and education, ‘The Call to Brilliance,” Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year nomination and Mom’s Choice Award winner.  Her work has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune.  She is endorsed by Joseph Chilton Pearson, John Taylor Gatto, William Glasser M.D., Jack Canfield and many others.


Scott LaPierre

Scott LaPierre is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, in Woodland, WA and the author of Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships. Pastor Scott and his wife, Katie, have been blessed with six children that they homeschool. Prior to pastoring Scott taught elementary school and served as an officer in the Army. Most of his time is spent with his home and church families. He also enjoys teaching God’s Word and speaking at conferences and retreats.



Tom Hoyle

Tom Hoyle

Tom Hoyle has a PhD in Christian Apologetics from California Graduate School of Theology, and is a full colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves.  Dr. Hoyle is the founder of the Bible and Science Ministries which is headquartered in Tacoma, WA, and has been actively involved in creation science missions for over 20 years.

He has spoken over 3400 times in almost 500 churches, schools, home schools, and conferences in 47 states and countries, and also broadcasts often via Christian radio and television.

Dr. Hoyle is committed to the absolute authority of God’s Word, and to the crucial truth of Biblical creation. Consequently, his ministry is endorsed by numerous pastors, teachers, scientists, and laymen.


Dee Dee Hughes

DeeDee Hughes is currently the Director of Curriculum Development for Oak Meadow Independent Learning, a distance learning school and publisher of homeschooling curriculum for grades K-12. She has worked with Oak Meadow for the past eight years, serving first as an Educational Counselor, guiding and supporting homeschooling families around the world. She also worked as an Oak Meadow K-8 teacher, registrar, and editor of OM’s journal, Living Education, before moving into curriculum development. In addition to her experience as a classroom and distance learning teacher, DeeDee homeschooled her two sons on and off for several years.

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