Director of International Relations
Mike serves HSLDA as director of international affairs and as staff attorney for member affairs in the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. As director of international affairs he coordinates HSLDA’s support of homeschooling freedom all over the world. Mike is also an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College where he teaches constitutional law. He received a juris doctorate from the Boston University School of Law with honors as a Paul J. Liacos Scholar. He is a member of the bars of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Janice Campbell and her husband Donald homeschooled their sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason, classical learning, and the Thomas Jefferson method. Her books and resources reflect Janice’s focus on twaddle-free, active learning (she did have boys, after all!).
Janice speaks at conferences nationwide on subjects including literature and writing, parent training for more effective homeschooling, high school records and transcripts, as well as microbusiness and multiple streams of income for homeschool families. She is the author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8-12, Transcripts Made Easy and Get a Jump Start on College, among other things. She is also Director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE).
Whether teaching high school students to love literature, parents to be more inspired or effective teachers, or families how to create multiple streams of income, Janice’s focus is on sharing the joy of the journey and lighting lamps so that others can more easily find their way. Her website, Everyday Education, offers inspiration, resources, and a free e-newsletter.
Vicki Bentley is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom of over 50, and grandma to 20 wonderful grandbabies (so far). Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988, alongside her husband Jim, and led a local support group of over 250 families for 14 years. She has served on the executive board and convention committee of the Home Educators Association of Virginia and has addressed state and national conventions, university teacher organizations, and many mothers’ groups. She is the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, High School 101: Blueprint for Success, and other homeschool and homemaking helps available on her website, Everyday Homemaking, and coordinates HSLDA’s Toddlers to Tweens and Group Services programs . Vicki has a heart for parents, with practical wisdom and encouraging words.
Joanne Calderwood is an underwhelmed mom of eight great kids, ages 12 through 24. As a former classroom teacher, Joanne had a meltdown when trying to homeschool her first four children with the classroom mentality. Then she began to allow her older children to work independently, and the results were so amazing that she developed a model of education and parenting which incorporates the tenets of self-mastery, mastery, and self-teaching. Results include perfect and nearly-perfect SAT scorers, and 4.5 teens (so far) who have gone on to attend their first-choice colleges on full scholarships!
Joanne is the best-selling author of The Self-Propelled Advantage, I’m the Mom; I Don’t Have to Know Calculus, and The Self-Propelled Student Planners. She’s been a columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine since 2007, and is the heart behind URtheMom.com
Kim is the homeschool mom of three graduated daughters. With a background in pediatric physical therapy and child development including work in the public schools, she cherishes the advantages of homeschooling. She and her husband formerly worked together in children’s ministries until the Lord graciously and gradually taught them a home-centered, family integrated approach to all of life. Although Kim has never “arrived”, she has learned to find joy in the journey. She now has a heart for helping moms sort through competing worldviews that draw them away from God’s amazing plan for the home and family. She and her husband Don have served on the CHEWV board for over ten years overseeing the testing program.
- Debra Hofland
Mrs. Aitch is a favorite teacher at the weekly homeschool co-op, teaching Nature Studies, Artsy Journaling, U.S. Geography, and a teen girls’ help-meet prep class, and leads a women’s bible study.
When she’s not gardening, bird-watching, quilting, creating gastronomic delights, admin’ing Facebook groups, or working part time as a virtual assistant, Deb loves using her God-given writing skills to inspire and motivate women of all ages with her friendly blog and Facebook page, Titus Two Friends.
Belinda enjoys encouraging other home school moms to find joy in teaching their own children. She has used many different products during her 21+ years of teaching their children at home. They started using the BJU Press Distance Learning products over 14 years ago. After it started simplifying their home school life, Belinda started telling and selling it to other home school families. To reach out and help more moms, she has started a blog. They created and offer the Homeschool Organizer, a wonderful system to help keep school items together to be ready for the year-end review.