||Mark and Kym began homeschooling their
children in the mid-80s, before it was really legal. With
few curricula from which to choose, Kym began writing her
own lessons to teach her children different topics: how to
use the microscope, botany, color theory, and more. Friends
asked to borrow the lesson plans, then encouraged her to
make them available to others. Thus, alWright! Publishing
Kym has been a freelance writer for more than
specializing in education, home education, parenting issues
and Christian themes. She has loved being a columnist for
many magazines, writing often for several others, and
writing eighteen books. For five years her
family published a magazine for stay-at-home moms, now they
have begun again!
She has taught homeschool co-op courses and run a co-op for
hundreds of students for many years. She has written and
taught Bible Studies for women and children.
Kym has interviewed senior editors of publications, CNN
correspondents, state legislators and political leaders. She
has been interviewed for television, radio, magazines,
on the internet. Her books have been reviewed in trade
publications, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and on the
world-wide web. Kym’s qualifications include a Bachelor of
Science Degree, writing for publication since she was in
high school and writer’s
conferences. As the mother of eight children, and having
educated them at home, she has a vast store of knowledge and
experience from which to draw. And, lastly, she won a poetry
contest in high school, which began her love of writing for
||Mark and Kym Wright, married 30years,
have homeschooled their eight children since the mid-80s.
Mark is a senior executive (Chief Operating
Officer) for a software company with headquarters in Auburn
Hills, MI. He is responsible for all technology,
implementation, customer support, and financial operations
of the company and participates in all strategic decision
making for this early stage, fast growing company.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in computer
science from the University of West Florida. He is also the husband and daddy of
this wonderful bunch!
Felice Gerwitz is a former teacher with a degree in
Education, who became a homeschool parent in 1986. She is a
dynamic conference speaker and owner of Media Angels®, Inc.
along with her husband, Jeffrey. The Gerwitz’s celebrated 25
years together in 2004!
Felice has authored nine books and co-authored seven. One of
her titles, An Insider’s Guide to Successful Science Fair
Projects, was chosen book of the month by a well-known
publishing house. She is a featured writer for home
education magazines including Homeschooling Today, the FPEA
Almanac, and Teach-at-Home.com. The Gerwitzs’s have two
homeschool graduates, Neal and Christina. Nicholas, Anne,
and Michael will keep them homeschooling for many years to
After a family health crisis, Sue Gregg began to question
how to improve the nutritional value of the food she served
her family. Nine months on a rigorous, restrictive
health food diet, while successful in weight control and
health renewal, presented too many obstacles and evoked too
much resistance from her family. That experience convinced
her that few meat and potatoes eaters would tolerate drastic
“Would it be possible to transform familiar family recipes?”
Sue wondered and began experimenting with better quality
ingredients (white flour to whole grain, refined white sugar
to honey, hydrogenated fats to non-hydrogenated) to convert
old favorites such as minute bran muffins and cinnamon
rolls. Trial and error testing eventually achieved the
results she was looking for.
Her success did not remain hidden. Others with similar
concerns soon requested demonstrations, recipes, and cooking
classes. Recipes accumulated and cookbooks followed. Sue
shares her expertise with the readers of The Mother’s Heart
Barry Stebbing is the creator of How Great Thou ART
Publications. Currently, he has over a dozen art texts
specifically created to instruct homeschooling students of
all ages in the fundamentals of drawing and the academics of
color theory and painting.
For The Mother’s Heart magazine Barry shares just how to
teach art in the homeschool. During the past 10 years, he
and his wife, Saundra, have traveled extensively throughout
North America speaking at homeschooling conventions on the
topic of art and giving three day art classes. They estimate
they have personally instructed over 50,000 homeschoolers in
such a capacity.
His degree is in fine arts and art education, attending the
Maryland Institute of Art, University of Maryland, Salisbury
University, and doing graduate studies in painting with the
University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. Many years were
spent teaching art in the public schools and, several years
ago, he and his wife took off and he painted the back roads
of America, doing three oil paintings in each state.
Traci Vanderbush is a
homeschool mom and has served with her husband, Bill, in
pastoral ministry for seventeen years.
She published Walking With A Shepherd
which was birthed out of a desire to bring hope and
encouragement to pastor’s wives.
|Having homeschooled all her life,
Chantelle Wright is a junior at Georgia State University. Majoring in English and Political Science, she
hopes to have a career in politics and writing and perhaps
broadcast journalism. When her
shyness and sheer fear of talking to people seemed to
overtake her life, she decided to be in a pageant - to help
her learn to answer questions under pressure. She has won
several titles and awards which, along with her
scholarships, have helped pay for college.
||Lorri Bryan is an adoptive mother of two,
home school teacher, writer and educational consultant. She
earned a Master of Education degree and taught public high
school for 10 years. Lorri and her husband, Joe, have been
married for 22 years and reside in Georgia. Joe is a public
high school teacher and football coach.
||The Country Baker was started back in 1994 when she tasted
the most deliciously light and fluffy piece of bread from
in a grain mill and kneaded in a Bosch Universal Mixer owned
by a friend. She couldn’t believe how tasty the bread was
but the ‘lightness’ of the texture was what really intrigued
her. This was bread that her children would eat sandwiches
from! After seeing how the entire process worked, (it only
took 1 ½ hours from start to finish!) she knew she had to
have these machines! Convincing her husband would be a task,
but "If I could just get him to taste the bread!" She did
soon the proud owner of a Bosch Mixer and a Grain mill!
Her enthusiasm for great-tasting bread - the kind that the
kids eat the crust on - immediately led into the creation of
The Country Baker. Originally starting out as a small
‘hobby’ business, it’s grown full-force and they now offer a
wide-range of products for the home baker. Denise also
teaches bread-making classes.
||Jan Veal, BA, MEd, taught
in public and private Christian schools before home
educating her three daughters for 17 years. Jan enjoys
writing and speaking to groups about home education.
||Jennifer Morris is a
writer and homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, knitting,
and the outdoors. She and her husband, Andy, have three
children: Brady, Eli and Zoe. Jennifer’s first children’s
novel, Come Llamas, was published in 2006 by
Delacorte Press. The Morris family lives in Palmer, Alaska.