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Book a Dynamic Homeschool Speaker

Available to Speak at Events, Conferences, or on Podcasts

Apologia’s dynamic speakers will inspire, encourage, and equip homeschool families on their home education journeys. For speaking inquiries, please email Michelle Vantrease.

Rachael Carman

Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Co-owner of Apologia, and Homeschool Mom of 7

Rachael equips and encourages women who pour out their lives daily for others.

You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. Her honesty will surprise you, and her humor will put you at ease.

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Davis Carman

CEO of Apologia, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Homeschool Dad of 7

Davis is an international speaker and advocates for home education worldwide.

He and Rachael host a podcast called Let’s Talk Homeschool, where they talk about all things homeschooling as they share their homeschooling adventures of a lifetime, as well as offering in-depth and captivating interviews with other homeschoolers to help promote their belief that homeschooling is really good.

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Sherri Seligson

M.Ed., Author, Speaker, Marine Biologist, Science Apologist

Sherri Seligson is a 21-year homeschool veteran, M.Ed., and marine biologist. She has authored several Apologia middle and high school science courses, including their instructional video courses, as well as many other books and publications. An international conference and retreat speaker, with transparency and humor, Sherri encourages parents in their homeschooling journey and teaches families the value and adventure of studying God’s creation.

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Kathryn Gomes

M.Ed., Author, Speaker, Math Teacher

Kathryn is the author of the Apologia math series Exploring Creation with Mathematics. A homeschooled student herself, Kathryn (Bell) Gomes now teaches her own children at home. With an incredible gift for helping homeschool parents overcome the challenges of learning math at home, Kathryn provides fun and practical tips for homeschoolers.

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Ladd Lesh

General Manager of Apologia, Speaker, Homeschool Dad of 9

Ladd was home-educated K-12 by pioneering homeschooling parents and now homeschools his own 9 children with his wife, April. Ladd is passionate about the freedom of home education and equipping the next generation of parents to homeschool their children well.

Ladd has spoken at online conferences, in Apologia’s Homeschool Bootcamp, and as a podcast guest on Let’s Talk Homeschool.

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April Lesh

Speaker, Homeschool Mom of 9

As a homeschool mom of 9, April is a wealth of knowledge on prioritizing, scheduling, goal setting, and encouraging her children to enjoy learning. Her hands and heart are full as she takes on the day-to-day of a busy home educator.

April has shared encouragement and practical help to homeschool families through Apologia’s Homeschool Bootcamp, Moms on a Mission, and as a podcast guest.

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Brandee Gillham

M.S. Biomedical Sciences, Speaker, Instructor, Homeschool Mom of 4

Brandee Gillham left the world of teaching collegiate anatomy to follow the Lord’s calling to become a full-time homeschool mama and instructor for Apologia Live Online Classes.

She is a fourth-generation rancher and is on a mission to raise her young men to be warriors for Christ and passionate learners.

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Tricia Powell

B.S., Colson Fellow Graduate

Tricia Powell is a bi-lingual native of Puerto Rico with a degree in Business Administration. Before answering the call to motherhood, she managed large-scale projects for major corporations. She is a graduate of the 2014-2015 Chuck Colson Fellows Worldview Program. She currently serves on the advisory board of The Hosea Initiative, teaching worldview and its impact on social issues.

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