Have you been thinking about homeschooling but you still have questions? Are you already homeschooling but are wondering if you are doing enough? Do you wonder if your kids will get into college or wonder about their future? Do you have a list of questions but no one to ask? This Homeschool Q & A Panel is just for you.
Join Andrea Hall & Friends for the Homeschool Q&A Panel discussion on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. at 2020 Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair. During this time we will answer your questions on homeschooling and other alternatives to the classroom. If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner and ask questions. The panel will feature veteran homeschool parents who have graduated students to college, have backgrounds in dealing with students with special needs, former homeschoolers who are now homeschooling themselves and more.
Hear from speakers such as Judy Sarden and Jennifer Henn who have spoken at large homeschool conferences around the nation. Or from published author, former homeschooler and now homschooling parent Fred Bussey. Ask questions with the experience of Tameika Meadows, who has over 15 years experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings. Glean from the experience of Tanya Spann, a former homschool mom of four.
The best part is, it’s free! Register here to attend: https://epichsrf2020.eventbrite.com
On the Panel
Andrea Hall is the founder and executive director of EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. as well as a certified math teacher. She is a busy, working, homeschooling mom of three who has been homeschooling since 2012.
You can follow Andrea Hall online at http://www.savvystudents.info
Fredrick D. Bussey is a writer, speaker, coach, creative, serial entrepreneur and… a product of home education. He just published his first book, Breaking Orbit: Rip Out Of The Regular By Unearthing The Power Within!
Fredrick has worked for more than 15 years in the Music Entertainment industry as a Songwriter, Producer, Publicist, Marketing Director, and Artist Manager, spanning the Hip-Hop, Gospel, R&B, and Pop genres. Having launched several businesses, including IconStatus, a digital marketing and branding agency, he is currently developing several other ventures as well.
He has a strong passion for working with youth – especially those in underprivileged circumstances. Passionate about helping others to develop the skill sets to become successful, while attaining the freedom that entrepreneurship provides, Fredrick is a frequent speaker & presenter at schools and events. It is his belief that his purpose in life is helping others to discover and master their gift for their ultimate purpose.
Currently, Fredrick resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.
Learn more about him at http://fredrickbussey.com/
Freya Fitzpatrick is one of the home school teachers at The Homeschool Consortium in Kennesaw, GA. With a Masters in Education, Freya has 38 years’ experience in education, including bilingual instruction in Sweden, public and private education in the US, running a daycare, tutoring, substitute teaching, and homeschooling her two children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. One daughter is a police officer in Kennesaw and the other earned her PhD and runs her own research lab at Rutgers University, NJ.
Freya is a private pilot, fluent in four languages, and has lived and worked in the United States, South Africa, Sweden, Germany and the Ukraine and now lives in Marietta with her husband.
You can find her here: https://thehomeschoolconso.wixsite.com/website
Jennifer Henn believes you need to have fun with homeschool, but is also serious about learning. A heavy load of textbook work isn’t necessary. She keeps math and language arts as the highest importance. Then, combines learning styles and grade levels by reading great books, working through extended projects, hands-on activities, and field trips. That’s how Jennifer brings a balanced approach to homeschool. She can’t wait to show you how!
You can learn more by visiting https://www.jenniferhenn.com/
Judy Sarden has been a corporate attorney and entrepreneur for over twenty years. After feeling the need to home educate her children, Judy left her corporate legal job and began working for herself at home as a contract attorney, entrepreneur, business advisor, writer and career coach. She is passionate about families developing an entrepreneurial spirit and teaching kids to think entrepreneurially.
An avid supporter of home education, Judy encourages all families, and especially those with African American children, to consider educating their children at home. Recognizing that many families need two incomes, Judy works with parents to help them discover how best to use their talents to generate income. Judy is a wife and mother of 2 children, who have been homeschooled since the oldest began kindergarten.
During her 8 years of homeschooling, she has changed homeschool styles and curriculum several times, but after a couple of years, discovered what works best for her family and loves the adventure.
Judy is author of Sarden’s Practical Guide: How to Start Homeschooling. She has been a featured speaker at the Great Homeschool Conventions in Dallas, Greenville, S.C., Cincinnati, St. Louis and Ontario, California. She will be speaking at their Cincinnati (Midwest) and California conventions in 2020.
You can find Judy at www.judysarden.com/homeschool, in her Facebook group “How to Homeschool,” on YouTube at www.youtube.com/judysarden, and weekly on her podcast, “The How to Homeschool Podcast,” available here – www.judysarden.com/homeschoolpodcast – or on iTunes and wherever you listen to podcasts.
A former homeschool mom of four children, three of which have graduated and are in college or grad school, one of which just returned to the traditional classroom. She provides a balanced approach to homeschooling while reinforcing that every child is unique.
Tameika Meadows, M. Ed., BCBA
Tameika Meadows, M.Ed., Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area and has over 15 years experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings.
Ms. Meadows obtained her graduate degree in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2008, and she currently specializes in early intervention services, Functional Communication Training, as well as intensive parent training/family support.
Ms. Meadows is the creator of the blog & resource website www.ILoveABA.com, which is accessed daily by thousands of people all over the world. Through her website Ms. Meadows provides simple and practical information, strategies, and tips, designed for ASD children, but also helpful for any child with behavioral or learning challenges.
Ms. Meadows has also authored multiple Applied Behavior Analysis books and manuals, such as: “101 Ways to do ABA”, a resource guide for parents and therapists; “From A to Z: Teaching Skills to Children with Autism”, a resource guide for educators; and “A Manual: Creating an Autism Intervention Program”, a resource guide for practice owners.