Cast (Partial List)

In addition to several homeschool families across the United States, we have interviewed many of the leaders in the homeschool community, including:

Andrew Pudewa is the 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

Andrew Kern is founder and president of the CiRCE Institute, the founding author of The Lost Tools of Writing, and co-author of the best-selling book Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America.

Christopher A. Perrin, PhD is the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, and a national leader, author, and speaker for the renewal of classical education. He serves as a consultant to classical schools and is the director of the Alcuin Fellowship and the co-chair of the Society for Classical Learning.

Connie Albers is a respected speaker and author for NavPress who has served the homeschooling community for 27 years, as well as homeschooled her five children who are all graduates of the University of Central Florida. She has served as a director and board member for a large state homeschool organization, worked in the political arena as a senior strategist for a successful U.S. Congressional campaign, and has been a Speaker Relations and Events Manager for Apologia Educational Ministries.

Kerri DeRenzo, PhD is WASC Administrator and Educational Specialist at Innovative Education Management, and a former high school and middle school science teacher. Having written her doctoral dissertation on homeschooling and the Common Core, Kerri is an expert in the areas of educational standards and curriculum development. Kerri homeschools her three sons.

Bryan Osborne is a speaker and Curriculum Specialist at Answers in Genesis. He taught Bible history in a public school for 13 years and, for nearly 20 years, he has been teaching Christians to defend their faith.

Sarah Mackenzie is the best-selling author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace, creator and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, and a popular speaker at homeschool conventions across the country. Sarah homeschools her six children.

Janice Campbell is the founder of Everyday Education and homeschooled her four sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason and classical learning. She is a speaker and the author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum and Transcripts Made Easy.

Colleen Kessler is an advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, an M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular blog Raising Lifelong Learners. She is a prolific author and a homeschooling mom to her four children.

Kathy Kuhl is the founder of Learn Differently and helps parents teach children with learning challenges. She is the author of Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, Staying Sane as You Homeschool, and Encouraging Your Child. Kathy graduated from William and Mary, where she earned teaching certificates in English and mathematics.

Rebecca Farris is CEO of Home Educating Family Association. She inspires and supports thousands of homeschool moms each year through her speaking, talk show, daily planners, magazines, and online resources. Rebecca created and published Family Magazine in 2007, and is the author of The Well Planned Day, Family Homeschool Planner.

Scott LaPierre is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, the author of Marriage God’s Way, and a popular speaker at homeschool conventions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and two master’s degrees, one in Education and the other in Biblical Studies. He and his wife, Katie, homeschool their six children.

S. D. Smith is the best-selling author of The Green Ember series and a homeschool father of four.

Solomon Schmidt is a 13-year-old homeschooled student and author of U.S. History Bites and U.S. Presidential History Bites.

Cecelia Schmidt is a 17-year-old homeschooled student and author of The War Rages On and The War Within.

Robert Bortins is CEO of Classical Conversations and chairman of Homeschool Now USA. He is a homeschool graduate, accomplished athlete, and children’s author with a strong passion for helping families homeschool using the classical tools of learning. Robert serves on numerous non-profit boards and assists businesses as a well-respected mentor.

Bob Sjogren is an author, speaker, and curriculum developer with a deep desire to raise up laborers to help fulfill the Great Commission in order that God’s greatest glory would be revealed among all nations. Bob authored Unveiled At Last, and co-authored Cat and Dog Theology and Run With The Vision.

Debby Sjogren holds a B.S. in Education and began homeschooling her four children in 1993. Now, with four homeschool graduates whom have all graduated with their bachelor’s degrees, God led Debby and her husband, Bob, to begin writing and publishing Bible curriculum through the ministry of UnveilinGLORY, a home-based missions mobilization ministry.

Pam Barnhill is an award-winning educator, author and homeschool mom of three. An English major and former journalist, she now hosts the popular podcast, The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast and publishes Your Morning Basket and Plan Your Year for homeschool moms.

Michelle Burgess serves as the Homeschool Dual Enrollment Counselor at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, and has homeschooled all of her children.

T. Caleb Schroeder and his wife Leah are homeschool graduates who both hold bachelor’s degrees in Teacher Education. Caleb is a credentialed public school mathematics teacher and also has a master’s degree in Mathematics Education. He is currently working on a second Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University. Caleb is a popular Classical Conversations Practicum speaker and Leah is a Classical Conversations Essentials tutor who homeschools their six children.

Pam Barnhill is an award-winning educator, author and homeschool mom of three. An English major and former journalist, she now hosts the popular podcast, The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast and publishes Your Morning Basket and Plan Your Year for homeschool moms..

Nanette Brown graduated from LIFE Pacific College with a degree in Theology and Biblical Studies and serves as the Director of Classical Conversations in Lancaster, CA. She homeschools her five children.

Jelaine Fondren has undergraduate degrees in Math and Physics from the US Air Force Academy and a Master’s in Applied Physics. She was an Air Force officer and is now a homeschool mother of three. She serves as a tutor for Classical Conversations.

Jill Tanner has a BS in Human Development and homeschooled for 12 years. She and her husband, Pat, founded the Desert Christian Home Education Program in 1990.