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Keep Calm and Homeschool On

2021 Speakers
Kirk Martin

Kirk Martin

Celebrate Calm

“Laugh-out loud funny, practical and life-changing!” That is how over 750,000 parents at over 1,500 live Workshops have described Celebrate Calm Founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Based on work with 1,500 of the most challenging children right in his own home, Kirk’s strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling and arguing that characterize our homes. Parents leave changed and grateful.

Kirk’s humor, gut-wrenching honesty, and transformation as a father enable parents to relate to his practical examples. Come learn how to get your kids to listen and stop the meltdowns while building a close, trusting relationship.

Zan Tyler

Zan Tyler

BJU Press

When the Tylers began their homeschooling journey 1984, the state superintendent of education threatened Zan with jail for insisting on teaching her child at home. For the next eight years, she and her family battled for homeschool freedom and the establishment of landmark homeschool legislation in South Carolina. In 1990, she founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools and served as its president for ten years. Her fight for homeschool freedom has led her to serve as the National Grassroots Director for, to advocate for homeschooling in the media and at the nation’s capital, and to write profusely about the benefits of homeschooling.
Joe Tyler

Joe Tyler

Followers in Fellowship

Joe Tyler is the President of Followers in Fellowship, a 501©3 organization committed to preserving and
advancing Christian education in the United States through support of Christian education groups and
programs. Prior to this role Joe was the Operations Director for Apologia and spent thirty years in the
corporate world as an information systems project manager with Computer Sciences Corporation and
BlueCross/BlueShield of SC. He and his wife, Zan, have 3 children. Their son John is a lawyer, Ty is a
salesman and their daughter Elizabeth is an executive director with a major network in Los Angeles. Joe
serves as an elder at Grace ARP Church in Columbia, SC.