2017 Convention Featured Speakers


HSLDA Special Needs Consultant
Equipping Minds

Carol Brown has over 30 years of experience as a principal, teacher, cognitive developmental therapist, social worker, reading and learning specialist, speaker, HSLDA special needs consultant, and mother.  She received her M.A. in Social Services from Southwestern Seminary and B.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Marshall University. She is a certified school counselor, special education specialist, teacher,and principal and served classical Christian schools in North Carolina, Georgia, Northern Virginia, and Lyon, France. In 2012, Carol was licensed and certified as an FIE Mediator by the Feuerstein Institute: International Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential. She is a consultant for Sound Therapy International. In 2014, Carol is continuing her educational and research endeavors as she pursues a Doctor of Education(Ed.D 2016) at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.   “Understanding how children learn is my passion.  Cognitive training is the missing piece to the puzzle.”

Five In A Row

A busy working father of two, Steve found himself “along for the ride” when Jane first began homeschooling more than 30 years ago. But he quickly saw the benefit to Jane’s unique approach to teaching and became an enthusiastic cheerleader as he watched his children’s love of learning blossom. By the mid-nineties, Steve had become a popular author and speaker at homeschool conventions nationwide. Today Steve remains involved in a variety of family-related ministries, public speaking and writing while enjoying the wonderful role of grandfather.

Connected - Getting Real In
A Digital World

Speaking About Technology and Social Media is What Leah Loves! Leah has been speaking for the past 8 years to parent, homeschooling groups, and teens about technology, social media, and parenting. She’s a popular speaker who offers sessions, advice, and resources so parents can raise kids with a healthy perspective of technology and social media.  You can find her eBooks Connected: Apps All Parents Should Know, Let’s Get Social: A Straightforward Guide for Kids on Social Media, and Connected: A Parent’s Guide to Snapchat, as well as tips on technology and social media at leahnieman.com.