Sonya Shafer

Board member

Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method. She has been on an adventure for more than 20 years studying, researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle and effective methods of education. Her passion for homeschooling her own four daughters grew into helping others and then into Simply Charlotte Mason, which publishes her many books and provides a place of practical encouragement to homeschoolers at

Sonya has a special place in her heart for homeschooling parents with special needs children. Her youngest daughter has autism and pervasive developmental delays. Now an adult, her daughter still enjoys their daily homeschool sessions.

Sonya ministers to others whose lives have been touched by autism through her book This Anguishing Blessed Journey: A Mother’s Faith Journal through Autism.