Yvette Hampton (host) is the producer and host of the feature-length documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. She is also host of The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast and the Homeschool Insights Podcast. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom!
Aby Rinella (host) is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom. She resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby is co-host on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.
Sam Sorbo is an award-winning actress, author, radio host, international model, and home-schooling mom to three children with Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo seeks to inspire parents to home educate. They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate (Reveille Press) and Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families (Broadstreet Publishing), are available at SamSorbo.com.
Andrew Pudewa is the founder and principal speaker of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting around the world, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills. Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.”
Meeke Addison is Assistant Director of Special Initiatives at the American Family Association and co-host of Airing the Addisons on AFR. Her work with AFA began in 2007 as a stay-at-home mom in Louisiana. Since then she has primarily served on-air as a radio personality. Meeke is a conference speaker, women’s teacher, author, and pro-family activist who keeps a close eye on politics, pop culture, and the Church. Her focus is on equipping everyday Christians to effectively engage and transform culture. Read Hard Truths: A One-Month Devotional, by Meeke Addison.
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks, Questions Jesus Asks, Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask.
Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host. He travels the nation speaking for David Barton’s WallBuilders organization and Rick and David co-host the national daily radio program, WallBuilders Live! He is the author and executive producer of Constitution Alive! and the founder and president of Patriot Academy, which trains young leaders in founding principles as they participate in mock legislative sessions, held in state capitols across the nation. He and his wife, Kara, have four kids. Chasing American Legends is a new TV show that follows their family as they investigate America’s heroes, legends, & legacies.
Rachael Carman is the author of How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids. In her books, Rachael challenges mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to their heavenly Father. She invites moms to join her in loving God passionately and worshiping him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life.
Davis Carman got started on his homeschool adventure with a providential two-by-four on the side of his head. Twenty-three years, seven kids, and five graduates later, he hopes to share some of the lessons he’s learned along the way to help other families enjoy the most successful, satisfying, and Christ-centered home school possible. He is the president of Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of Creation-based science and Bible curriculum. He is an international speaker, founding board member of Homeschool Now USA, and advocate for home education. He is also the author of five illustrated children’s books, co-host (along with his wife Rachael) of the Let’s Talk Homeschool podcast, and blog contributor at Homeschool-101.com and www.DavisCarman.com. He believes that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now!
Dr. Georgia Purdom earned her PhD in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. After teaching as a college biology professor for 6 years, she joined Answers in Genesis in 2006 where she serves as the Vice President of Educational Content in addition to being a speaker and writer. In her role as VP, she oversees the educational programming offered at both the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter and the educational curriculum produced for homeschool and Christian schools. She also directs AiG’s annual women’s conference, Answers for Women, bringing relevant apologetics teaching to women. Dr. Purdom and her husband Chris have been married for 25 years and have a 19 year old daughter Elizabeth whom Georgia homeschooled.
Bryan Osborne graduated from Bryan College with a BA in Biblical Studies and received his Master’s in the Art of Teaching from Lee University. For 13 years Bryan taught Bible history in a public school and for nearly 20 years he has been teaching Christians to defend their faith. He is now a worldwide speaker, writer, and curriculum specialist with Answers in Genesis.
Bryan’s love of the gospel and passion for revealing the truth of God’s Word is contagious! As an expert in the use of exciting, apologetics-based evangelism and chronological Bible teaching, this former athlete connects with audiences through real-life stories, plus facts that condfirm the truth of the Bible. You will love his practical, cutting-edge talks that equip believers with the answers they need to standfast on God’s Word, champion the faith, and courageously declare the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Alex Newman is an award-winning international journalist, educator, author, speaker, investor, and consultant who seeks to glorify God in everything he does.
In addition to serving as president of Liberty Sentinel Media, Inc, he has written for a wide array of publications in the United States and abroad. He currently serves as a contributor to the Epoch Times, a correspondent for the Law Enforcement Intelligence Brief, foreign correspondent and senior editor for The New American magazine, a writer for WND (World Net Daily), an education writer for FreedomProject Media, a columnist for the Illinois Family Institute, and much more.
Zan Tyler’s homeschool journey began in 1984 when homeschooling was illegal and she was threatened with jail (hear the story here). For eight years, she and other families battled for homeschool freedom and established landmark homeschool legislation in South Carolina. In 1990, she founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) and served as its president for ten years. Zan loves to empower parents as they answer their God-given calling to homeschool. She is an inspirational speaker and author. For sixteen years, Zan worked with Christian publishers developing homeschool curriculum and resources. She is now a consultant with BJU Press Homeschool. Zan’s greatest privilege in life was homeschooling their three children through high school. Zan is the host of the Zan Tyler Podcast. Join Zan and a special guest each week for real encouragement, engaging stories, and practical wisdom for surviving and thriving on the homeschool journey.
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 simplycharlottemason.com.
Durenda Wilson is a 24-year veteran homeschooling mom of eight, six of whom have graduated. She has been married to Darryl for 30 years and they have 6 grandkids. Durenda has written The Unhurried Homeschooler (a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling) and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart. She is the owner, writer, and host of her blog and podcast, at DurendaWilson.com.
Todd Wilson is a dad, grand dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. His humor and down-to-earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions, retreats, and churches across the country. He’s the author of Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom: Showing Dads How to Meet the Needs of Their Homeschooling Wives and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons – The Complete Collection.
Kristi Clover is a home organization and #momlife expert. She’s also the author of M.O.M. – Master Organizer of Mayhem and Homeschool Basics, the host of the Simply Joyful Podcast, and a popular conference speaker. Her passion is to encourage families to find simple ways to bring more joy into their home and life. She loves to share about her adventures in motherhood and home life through a variety of media that you can find at KristiClover.com. Kristi lives in San Diego with her husband, Steve, and their five children.
Elizabeth Parsons is a follower of Christ, wife, and mother to 5. She worked as a pediatric RN in the hospital setting for 9 years before coming home full time in 2020. She is a voice in the health and wellness space as she is passionate about empowering individuals to take charge of their health and the health of their families. She loves using her experience both as a mom and nurse to educate others to pursue natural alternatives that support the body’s ability to heal.
Abbie Halberstadt is a happy wife, homeschooling mama to 10 rad kids, including two sets of identical twins, DIY homebuilder (twice!), bestselling author, fitness instructor, business owner, and lover of really good hot chocolate (no coffee for me, thanks!).
Abbie is the author of M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood and the host of the M is for Mama Podcast.
Allison Owen is a believer, wife, and homeschool mom to 5 sons. She also owns and runs the small shop, Her Hearts Co. Allison is passionate about encouraging other homeschool mothers through her instagram account and building a community that edifies and build ups one another. Her prayer is that God is glorified through her various endeavors and through the discipleship/homeschooling of her boys.
Caleb Schroeder has experienced first hand the value of home education as a homeschool graduate and credentialed public school math teacher and Adjunct math professor, . He holds master’s degrees in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University, and Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. He sees that academics are only part of education. He and his wife, Leah, also a homeschool graduate, value family discipleship and live intentionally as they work to build a strong biblical foundation for their six children.
Garritt Hampton is a grateful husband and once-reluctant homeschool dad. He’s the director of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, and producer of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast and the Homeschool Insights Podcast, both hosted by his wife, Yvette. Garritt is a movie industry veteran with credits on some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. Following several years of working as a motion control technician in Hollywood, Garritt made an abrupt shift and taught film at a Los Angeles area private school, while producing short documentary content for his church. His time teaching high school and middle school students deepened his passion for the creative process and his love for education, but it also opened his eyes to how broken the traditional education system was. This led to his decision to take his family on the road to produce Schoolhouse Rocked, the feature-length documentary on the homeschool revolution.
Ana Willis is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, blogger and mompreneur. Sheloves to encourage, inspire, and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed. Ana also leads a vibrant free community for homeschool moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at TheyCallMeBlessed.org
Nancy Manos is a graduated homeschool mom of two. She taught her daughters from preschool through high school and found it to be a rich, rewarding, and sometimes challenging experience. Nancy is passionate about encouraging and equipping parents in the homeschool adventure. She and her husband James live in Gilbert, Arizona and are happy grandparents to two adorable grandboys. James and Nancy served together on the board of Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE)for 13 years, and Nancy was the Executive Director for 3 ½ years. Nancy is a digital creator who enjoys graphic design, blogging, social media marketing, and in her spare time likes to quilt, garden, cook, and read.
Ann Troast is the founder of Four Square Community – a Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool co-op, and the author of The Book of Centuries: A Personal Timeline of History with her husband, Matt.
After teaching in an elementary classroom for several years, she traded up to become a now-veteran homeschool mom.