Peggy Ployhar


Peggy has held leadership positions in the special education homeschooling community for 2 decades. 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.

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Dawn Spence

Teaching Manager/Team Consultant

Dawn is a homeschooling mom to her three children. She has a son in high school and twin daughters in junior high. She has been married to her husband David for 17 years. Dawn has been a speaker for online and in person conferences. She has a passion for writing and has aspirations to become published.

Janice Peshek

Office Administrator

Janice and her husband, Aaron, have made multiple moves in their 26 years of marriage. This has afforded her the unique opportunity to become a part of many different homeschooling communities. Janice spent her first 14 years of teaching in the public schools. She has spent the last 16 years homeschooling her 3 daughters. She has graduated two, and her youngest is a senior this year!
Janice loves to travel, read, and bake and she and her husband are dreaming about the day that they can purchase a camper and start discovering new places.

Amy Vickrey

Training Manager/Team Consultant

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.

Stephanie Buckwalter

Team Consultant

Stephanie Buckwalter is a mom of 5. She’s homeschooled for over 18 years and has taught all twelve grades and every level from gifted to mild and moderate special needs. She develops homeschool curriculum for children with moderate to severe disabilities and who may also be nonverbal.

Visit Stephanie’s websites:

Art of Special Needs Parenting


ELARP Learning


Jessica Monteverde

Team Consultant

Jessica is a certified special education teacher, Master IEP Coach®, military spouse, and mom to three little girls. She is spending her time teaching her own children at home now and helping families with special education needs through IEP consulting and coaching. She helps families advocate for their child and work collaboratively with IEP teams.  Additionally,  Jessica can help create unique educational plans and adapt learning environments to meet the needs of an elementary age child. She loves special education because of the endless possibilities and creativity involved in discovering what helps a child learn best.