Peggy Ployhar


Peggy has held leadership positions in the special education homeschooling community for 17 years.  Her vision for SPED Homeschool is to create an organization that unites the special education homeschooling community to provide parents a consistent and trustworthy base of support, encouragement and resources.


Dawn Spence

Teaching Manager

Dawn is a homeschooling mother of three who left her special education teaching career to stay home and teach her own children. She is a gifted instructor who has the ability to bring out the teacher in everyone, especially showing parents how to modify curriculum to meet the specific learning needs of their child.


Amy Vickrey

Training Manager

Amy knows special education inside and out from her extensive work as a classroom teacher before homeschooling and through her master’s degree work in the field. She now homeschools her two sons as well as runs a homeschool business that offers special needs homeschool classes and consulting.


Justin Holt

Video Production Manager

Justin is a husband to wife Kelly and father of 4, 3 who he is homeschooling, who came to the Lord in 2016 along with his wife. He has been editing the audio and video production at his church Mount Zion – Church of the Firstborn since 2019, and continues assisting their online ministry. He is also currently the worship leader and alongside his family, sings praises to the Lord each week.

Melissa Schumacher

Editing & SEO Manager

Melissa recently transitioned to homeschooling her two adventurous boys. Because of her prior work teaching English as a second language and working in international development, she has adapted quickly to special needs homeschooling. Melissa, her two boys and husband, an active-duty Airman, live in Texas.


Nakisha Blain

Social Media Manager

Nakisha is a multi-tasking mama of one, homeschooling while assisting other homeschool entrepreneurs as virtual assistant. Kentucky is her home-base when she and her family aren’t traveling to races around the country.


Cammie Arn

Events Team

Cammie is a “veteran” homeschool mama, still in the trenches teaching 5 of her 8 kids at home. Her children range in age from 2-23, and she has graduated 3 from her homeschool.


Noah Paul

ViDEO Intern

Noah, a proud techie, has been homeschooled his entire life. He has devoted countless hours to learning audio visual equipment and computers from online videos, later teaching himself how to operate a wide range of technical equipment. Since 2016, Noah has maintained his own YouTube channel with gaming and hosts a weekly talk show, “The Nman Show.” Additionally, he manages his own Twitch page and several other social media sites. His passion for multimedia is evident in everything he does.   

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Past Team Members

Meet all the great volunteers who have contributed their time and energy into SPED Homeschool.