Previous Board Members
Myeshi Briley, MS, HS, BCP of Spring, TX is a homeschool mom of a child with a disability as well as a philanthropist, writer, community leader, special needs advocate, business CEO, and speaker.
Elaine Carmichael, of Carrollton, TX has been homeschooling for 25 years and foresees many years to come to still be in-the-trenches with her youngest special needs son as she works with him in helping to follow God’s direction for his life.
Cheryl is an accomplished homeschooling adoptive parent and author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child and the award-winning curriculum Simply Classical.
Penny describes herself as “Just a homeschooling mom attempting to navigate autismland with my teenage son with autism and the rest of my goofy family.” She is the creator of the site Our Crazy Adventure in Autismland and a huge advocate for special education homeschooling.
After homeschooling her son with learning disabilities, she wrote Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a handbook for helping children with challenges, including learning disabilities, attention deficit, autism, and giftedness.
Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP is a former homeschool mom with over 35 years of special education teaching experience and founder of the homeschool consulting firm, Child Diagnostics, Inc.
Past Team Members
Dyana is a veteran homeschooler, former counselor, Bible study leader, and group facilitator. When her sons were diagnosed with multiple challenges, she moved home full-time to start a therapy program which later led to homeschooling. She has served as a head-coordinator for a large co-op, started a support group for SPED homescholing parents who homeschool and consults with families starting or struggling with homeschooling.
Shanel has a gift for helping parents get help and resources that really work in the special education homeschooling trenches especially for children with moderate to severe Autism.
Sherry has been involved with homeschool for twenty-three years. After her son was diagnosed with ADD and Dyslexia she left her public school career as a high school teacher and counselor and began her homeschool adventure. For the last nine years, Sherry has continued to home school and tutor special needs children in Brenham, Texas.
Jennifer is a blogger, curriculum writer, semi-retired Pediatric SLP, and “The Therapy Mama” on Pinterest who can speak to the heart of a SPED homeschooling mom-in-the-trenches with hope in her heart and truth on her lips.
Tracy homeschools her own four children with different learning needs. On top of using her teaching background in homeschooling her own children, Tracy also provides tutoring services and teaches for a yearly summer program in her local school district.
Kimberly is a therapist, speaker, blogger, and published author who loves to help parents navigate the often difficult scenarios that arise when homeschooling a child with special educational needs.
Jill is a Christian, homeschooler, “boy mom”, and special needs parent. Jill has ADHD and has learned firsthand how adapting environments can be key to finding success! Her current mission is to empower parents whose desire is to homeschool their special needs children and helping them squash their self-doubt!
Jennifer runs her own ministry A Helping Hand Homeschool, which provides mentoring and creative curriculum for “out of the box” homeschool learners.
Melissa lives in Texas where she homeschools her three children – two teenagers and one elementary student, enjoys photography and reading whenever a moment is free, takes on the world with ninja skills she has learned in martial arts with her children and leans on Christ as she learns to laugh at the days to come.
Debbi, a veteran, single, special education homeschool mom, considers her daughters’ schooling her greatest achievement. After their graduation, Debbi taught special ed and now runs a private tutoring business, HUGS (Homeschooling Unique and Gifted Students).
Mary may have just started homeschooling but she has years of training and experience in working in the field of special education. Her personal blog, Growing As They Grow, is dedicated to helping parents build confidence and succeed in their special education homeschooling efforts.
Tracy has spent nearly her whole life in the homeschool community— as a student herself, as a writer and editor for curriculum publishers, and as a homeschool mom of her own three children with ADHD/dyslexia. On her blog, Growing in Grace, she teaches parents how to gracefully homeschool through the chaos of life.
Lara is a homeschooling mom of two special needs sons, a writer, a graphic designer, a blogger, and a Sunday School teacher. She’s working on a master’s degree in special education because, apparently, she isn’t busy enough. She looks forward to sharing her discoveries with other families like hers.
Shannon has more training and experience in the special education realm than most parents could ever fathom gaining in a lifetime. Amidst all of life’s circumstances that have led to gaining this mountain of knowledge she homeschools her own son plus helps educate other parents about special education homeschooling.
Ashly is a homeschooling mother of two and military spouse who has seen the ins and outs of many different state educational programs and has a broad view of the supports and programming that is available to the special education community.
Terrie McKee is married with four children, all of whom have special needs (her husband is also a paraplegic), and a homeschooler of her youngest daughter. She’s a homeschool blogger, writer, and speaker, and understands the complexities that special needs add to life, so her mission is to encourage parents homeschooling children with varying abilities.
Melissa is a reluctant homeschooler. With one son receiving robust special education services and one son in general education, she struggled with the differences in each child’s experiences at school. That may have been the start of her homeschooling journey, but homeschooling did not happen immediately. Due to the dynamics of military family life, their family was able to recently start homeschooling after years of consideration.
Cammie states that she is “…Blessed beyond measure with a wonderful husband I have been married to for 18 years. Happily Homeschooling my seven children. Serving my Lord who gave them all to me.”