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* Homeschooled my own three children: 1 boy, 2 girls
* B.S. in Elementary Education and Social Studies. M.A. in Education. Andrews University
* Eleven years in elementary classroom
* Three years school principal; seventeen total as administrator
* Three years college teacher
* Seven years Home School Assistance Program Director
* Supervised and assisted 400+ homeschool families, 1984-1997
* Began lobbying for homeschoolers, 1990
* Passed law, 1991, received first pen from Governor
* Saved funding for HSAP's,1992
* Participant and presenter, Iowa Public Education Project (funded by the Kellogg foundation), 1991-92
* Legislative Interim committee, 1992
* Advisory committee for homeschool regulations, 1991-92
* Witness to Legislative Rules Review committe, 1992
* Speaker to Iowa Home Instruction Association, 1992-93
* Education Dept. Panel on Truancy, 1994
* Organizing committee, Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) Working Conference on schools, 1993
* Facilitator/Group leader, IEL (above) working conference. Contributor to Conference Monograph, 1994
* Speak to Homeschoolers in New Zealand, Australia. 1995
* Advisory Committee for revision of homeschooling regulations, 1995-96
* Presenter California Home=Education Conference, 1997
* Advisory Committee for Driver's Education legislation, 1997-98
* Keynote Speaker, California Home=Education Conference, 1998
* Speaker, Lower Hutt HS group, New Zealand, 1998
* Speak to HS in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. 1999
* Oldest child graduated from college (4 yrs, B.A. History). 2000
* First grandchild, Jonathan, born (will be homeschooled). 2001
* Second child graduated from college (B.A. Psychology, magna cum laude). 2002
* Second grandchild, Rebekah, born (will be homeschooled). 2003