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Friday, May 20, 2011

Introducing: Kelly Rockey Allen

Great News! Kelly Rockey Allen has agreed to be a contributing writer for my homeschool website, How to Homeschool Today. Kelly is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelors of Science in Education and a minor in Special Education. 

I've known Kelly since 1985 when she was a young girl being homeschooled by her parents, Roger and Jean Rockey. Because of a death in the family, our family spent two years living in a motor home in the Rockey’s driveway while Bill, my husband, completed his master's degree at Regent University. Kelly and her brother, John, were about the same ages as my two children, Wil and Shelly; so, wherever we went, we usually took Kelly and John, too. They became part of my family as we became part of theirs.

Today, Kelly lives in the Tidewater area of Virginia with her husband, Mitchell. They homeschool four of their children: Josh, Cayti, Jett and Hannah. 

Kelly is going to be a wonderful addition to How to Homeschool Today. She not only has a degree in Special Education and her own experience as a homeschooled student to bring to the table, but she also has 14 years of personal experience in Special Education because of her son’s struggle with Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome). And even better, she’s a delightful person to know. I enjoyed her as a little girl, and I enjoy her even more as an adult. I’m very blessed to have her become a part of this project.

You’ll be hearing more about Kelly over the next few weeks as we get her settled in as a contributing writer on How to Homeschool Today. In the meantime, check out her blog at Kelly Allen.

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