About Us

Discover more about our amazing team and how they help you!

Our Mission And Vision

Homeschool.com has been helping homeschool families like you for over 20 years. We help you lighten the load as you experience your homeschool journey. In fact, we believe everyone should homeschool happy! That’s why our team consistently provides outrageously beautiful tools, product reviews, guides, advice, and support to all homeschooling families.

Welcoming

Homeschoolers from all walks of life and levels of experience are invited to join us as we embrace this adventure together.

Inspiring

In the midst of your homeschool journey, you’ll find advice and inspiration from others who’ve gone before you.

Life-Changing

The steps you take in navigating your life-changing homeschool journey will be the foundation of your success. We’re here to help!

The History of Homeschool.com

Homeschooling is the most exciting movement in education today! However, it’s not exactly new; up until 1850 most children in America were educated at home. At the turn of the century and into the 20th-century mandatory school attendance became the norm. However, the past 25 years have seen a revival in homeschooling with an explosion of popularity in recent years. If you haven’t read all about homeschooling, you might want to!

In 1998, Homeschool.com was born and dedicated to empowering parents to create the ideal learning environment for their child at home! Armed with the knowledge that every child is unique and needs a unique education, we encourage you to customize your homeschool to fit those needs.  That’s why Homeschool.com creates amazingly beautiful free tools for your homeschool. We help you lighten the load so you can focus on the big stuff!

Homeschooling is poised for explosive growth, and with that growth comes the responsibility to embrace the incredible diversity of families that choose to homeschool. Homeschool.com supports each family’s unique approach to preparing their children for success! And, you’ll find help for all types of homeschoolers on our website. Explore Homeschool.com and let us help you homeschool happy… from the beginning, with getting started homeschooling all the way to helping your young adult launch into the world!

Meet Our Team

Jamie Gaddy

Editor-in-Chief

Jamie is the Homeschool.com’s Editor-in-Chief. Education has been an integral part of her life for over 25 years in both the classroom, homeschool, and as a principal. Jamie has homeschooled her six children for 15 years, and takes great joy in helping new homeschooling parents get started! Jamie loves to share her experience and help other homeschoolers find success through radio and TV interviews as well as podcasts. To learn more about her, visit Jamie’s profile page. For press inquiries, contact her at [email protected].

Contact Jamie

Courtney Newman

Content Writer

Courtney Newman is a homeschooled graduate with a love for writing. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Health Science at University of the People. Other than writing, her hobbies include reading, yoga, and visiting the beach. She lives with her husband and pets in coastal Virginia.

Joy Capps

Content Writer

Joy Capps is a homeschool bookworm residing in the mountains of western North Carolina. The only one who loves books more is her daughter. They both enjoy perusing old bookstores for treasures and sniffing books. Her son who has special needs is the social butterfly of the family and has never met a stranger. Originally from South Dakota, Joy now calls North Carolina her home and loves exploring the great outdoors. Her family has been homeschooling since 2005.

Rebecca Kochenderfer

Co-Founder – Retired

Rebecca Kochenderfer was the co-founder of Homeschool.com and over the course of 20 years invested in homeschooling parents across the world. Though she is now retired, we are so thankful for her investment in the lives of so many!

Homeschool.com Volunteers

We enjoy collaborating with other homeschoolers — working with homeschooling parents and bloggers. One of the ways we enjoy bringing your voice to our site is through volunteer contributions. We know that you have experience in areas that we do not… and we respect that! If you are interested in sharing advice or your experience through regular article contributions, please contact [email protected].

Meet Our Volunteers

For additional homeschooling resources and helpful advice, please visit our weekly articles, blog posts, homeschool podcasts, Curriculum Finder, and our Free Homeschool Tools!