Bruce and Debbie Bowman
Advisory Board MemberBruce and Debbie Bowman
Bruce and Debbie have homeschooled their 5 children for the past 19 years. Debbie led the homeschool group & co op, Seeds of Faith in Michigan and now EMCHS (Eagle Mountain Church Homeschoolers) here in Texas. It is their passion to see the generation of today equipped both academically and spiritually through homeschooling to make an impact for Christ in our world.
Advisory Board MemberMichelle graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science and International Relations. Her love of everything theatrical began in childhood allowing her to act in numerous productions throughout her lifetime. With over twelve years of educational experience and over three years of directing and teaching theatre in the community and with ArtsView, her passion to allow children to explore and cultivate their creativity and skills in the dramatic arts has continued to grow.
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Advisory Board MemberNicki Truesdell is a second-generation homeschooler with 5 children, ranging in age from 5-20. She has homeschooled her own children in the North Texas area since 2000. She has served as Director of her local co-op, and is currently overseeing communications for her local support group. She has homeschooled through single motherhood, on very little money, and in all sizes of homes. She is passionate about home education and enjoys mentoring new homeschool parents as they begin their journey. She blogs about homeschooling and homesteading at nickitruesdell.com
Advisory Board MemberRosanne Dillon grew up in the public school system of Northeast Pennsylvania and moved to Boston and New York City, where she received an A. O. S. Liberal Arts degree from Katharine Gibbs School of Business. Her first job as an executive secretary on Wall St. afforded her the opportunity to advance her career and earn her Series 7 and Series 3 stockbroker licenses and her Series 3 commody futures trading license. She worked for 24 years among several Wall St. firms, the last of which was a 13-year job trading stocks and initial public offerings for a Houston-based mutual fund company. During this time, she took nine months to pursue her interest in sailing. She logged 17,000 nautical miles as a yacht delivery crew member, sailing in Caribbean, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, and Pacific waters. Her last delivery before returning to trading was a trans-Pacific crossing from Hong Kong to San Francisco. She began homeschooling in 2004 and continues to this day. She administers several Yahoo and Facebook groups and pages, where she voluntarily shares information to the homeschool community. She and her student are active member volunteers for the Fort Bend Astronomy Club and the Houston Museum of Natural Science George Observatory. She enjoys the arts and sports, having trained nine years in classical ballet, helicopter skiied in Canada, and took second as a cyclist on a triathlon relay team at the 1987 U. S. Bud Light nationals.
Advisory Board MemberElizabeth Webber is a wife and mother of two homeschooled children. She is committed to uniting the local homeschool community within North Fort Worth district. Elizabeth is the founder and director of the annual Homeschooler’s Back 2 School Bash that serves the homeschool communities of Fort Worth, Dallas and Denton County. Her motto is “seize every moment to educate” in which she coined her own family’s school name Kairos Prep.
Advisory Board MemberSusan Reed’s heart’s desire is to encourage the homeschool mom to live out God’s calling and stay the course. She is a blogger on Blogspot at My Happy Homeschool She is also a writer for The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. In addition, she is a speaker at the September Summit in Texas and the Summer Summits in Wisconsin and Alabama. Susan is also the founder/leader of Texas HOME Educators – a support group and co-op with a mission to Help Other Members Educate.
Advisory Board MemberTammy Boshers grew up as an Air Force dependent. She graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked for eight years before retiring to stay home with her first child. She has always homeschooled her two children – first in the Houston area and later in East Texas. Tammy has been an administrator of the LARHE Homeschool Support group in Longview, managed a 4-H club, started a homeschool Anchor Club, and run the LARHE Homeschool Teen group. She enjoys helping other homeschool parents determine how to handle high school, dual credit, and exploring the options for post-high school.
Advisory Board MemberPatricia Ferman resides in El Paso, Texas with her two children. Her 26-year-old attended El Paso Horizon Home School Academy. Her second child has been homeschooled full time for six years. Patricia is very active with the El Paso homeschool community reaching out to public services to bring opportunities, public awareness, and education to homeschool families. She directs a Christian Homeschool co-op at Mosaic Church for the last three years “Lil’Petite Homeschool Co-op” in El Paso, Texas. She also currently leads several small homeschool groups. Her The second Jr. Master Naturalist group is the First homeschool group to break ground in El Paso, Texas. She pioneered adding homeschoolers to with Texas Department of transportation for Teens in the driver seat. It is advocates for safe driving for teens such as no texting, driving tired and drinking. She also worked with Agri Life Extension Texas A& M expanded food and nutrition education program for two years homeschool students were part of the program.
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Nichole Hackney is a wife and mother living in Montague County, Texas. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, Nichole homeschooled her four children beginning in 2001 in Iowa. The family moved back to Texas in 2004. Living in a remote area has encouraged the Hackney family to get to know a geographically diverse group of homeschoolers as they participate in activities from Bowie to Nocona to Gainesville to Denton, and other locations. They are involved in church life, cotillion, and karate. They have also been active in a local co-op since 2010, with Nichole serving several years on the directing board. The flexible schedule provided by home education allows Nichole to run a home business and, more recently, to fulfill a personal dream of training as a birth center assistant. Nichole and her husband, Scott, have graduated three of their children from home education, and are enjoying the final push of their youngest son’s high school career. They joyfully anticipate assisting as much as possible with their grandchildren’s educations.