Meet the SPED Homeschool Board

Steve Demme


Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.

Jan Bedell

Vice Chair

Jan Bedell, PhD, Master Neurodevelopmentalist is a seasoned special education homeschool mom and President of Brain Sprints (formally Little Giant Steps), a neurodeveopmental curriculum, consulting and support company.

Shari McMinn


Shari Howard McMinn is a mother to 11 children through marriage, birth, and adoption.
An advocate for adoption, homeschooling, nurtured childhoods, and a thriving life with
unique learners, she enjoys mentoring parents and serving others in her church and
community circles.

Check out her website

Sonya Shafer


Sonya Shafer has been homeschooling her special needs daughter for 20 years and is co-founder of Simply Charlotte Mason.

Board Advisory Member

Faith Berens

Faith’s own learning struggles and diagnosis of dyscalculia compelled her compassion for other bright but struggling students. A fifteen year teaching career before she became a homeschool mom included both public and private schools, tutoring, and working as a reading specialist. Her specific area of expertise is the identification and remediation of reading difficulties.

SPED Homeschool Public Documents

SPED Homeschool Bylaws

SPED Homeschool Conflict of Interest Policy

SPED Homeschool Board Meeting Minutes


Initial Board Meeting 9/1/9/17

Board Meeting 12/8/17

Board Meeting 1/18/18

Board Meeting 4/20/18

Board Meeting 10/4/18

Board Meeting 4/1/19

Board Meeting 10/22/19

Board Meeting 12/21/19

Board Meeting 5/4/20

Board Meeting 10/28/20

Board Meeting 4/12/21

Board Meeting 10/25/21

Board Meeting 4/25/22

Board Meeting 10/26/22

Extra Board Meeting 1/20/23

Board Meeting 4/17/23