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SEA HOMESCHOOLERS

We are a large, diverse community of homeschoolers. Like any big, diverse community there is a lot going on. SEA Homeschoolers has book clubs, multiple Facebook Groups, homeschooling conferences, service projects, and more. All our endeavors were created to benefit our community. We want our fellow secular homeschoolers to have a friendly place to go where they can chat, ask questions, and find other like-minded homeschoolers.

 

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Blair Lee M.S. is the founder of SEA Homeschoolers and author for the critically acclaimed R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Series. Blair has been handcrafting the education of her non-linear thinker for over 11 years. During that time, she has learned as much about how learning happens from him as he has learned from her. Blair is a passionate advocate of innovative academics using secular materials. Through her speaking and writing, her goal is to empower homeschoolers to dare to be innovative and create something unique and academically-rich when handcrafting their child’s journey through learning. One of Blair’s ancestors was probably a hobbit, and she loves nothing more than to have people drop by and have tea, coffee, or homemade sangria while eating second breakfasts, elevenses, or tea. Blair loves to read, cook, laugh, hang out with friends, and travel.

 

Kat Hutcheson is a regular contributor on the SEA Homeschoolers website, social media manager, and the PR point person for the SEA conference. She was homeschooled by her father, a disabled veteran who wasn’t afraid to color outside the lines and inspired a lifelong love of learning.  She loved homeschooling so much she couldn’t wait to homeschool her own kids. Her kids are 12 and 2. Homeschooling her 2E high school student while chasing a two year old around present a unique set of challenges and rewards, and there’s never a dull moment. She is an avid bibliophile whose kids have inherited her book addiction. She uses an eclectic mix of homeschooling styles often creating her own curriculum to meet her children’s various needs and interests. Her goal is to encourage her kids to be lifelong learners who aren’t afraid to try and fail and try again. All of which is only made possible by drinking massive amounts of her favorite drink, coffee.

Christina Keller is the SEA Homeschoolers Conference Chair and a lead organizer for the service projects SEA Homeschooler is involved in. She homeschools her 14 year old theatre geek (who also loves social justice projects) and 12 year old science geek who is determined to build a Tesla Turbine before he turns 18. He has also promised to discover a way to travel through time and space. She is certified to teach k-12 for children with special needs and currently works as a therapist in West Virginia also specializing in supporting children with special needs. She is excited that SEA gives her the opportunity to learn from families around the world and share her skills with them as well. Christina will talk with anyone about books they are reading (her to-read list is a mile long) and loves taking her children to events and activities where they can make the world a better place. She is occasionally a little too outspoken and blames it on her NYC roots.

jason-sea-bio-picJason Grooms is an author, adventurer, mountain climber, husband, dad of six and grandpa of one and a half. Along with his brilliant and beautiful wife, he’s been homeschooling for almost two decades (two graduated and four close behind). When he’s not being a teacher, adventure guide, and life coach for his kids, Jason is a Director of Learning and Development for an international company by day and writes science adventure books for kids by night. He has his degree in Cultural Anthropology, is an ordained Humanist Celebrant, and is certifiably the biggest Disney nerd you will ever encounter. You can find his science books and activities at The Brainy Tourist (http://www.thebrainytourist.com/store) and follow along with his mountain climbing adventures on his YouTube channel Geek on the Peak TV (https://goo.gl/IsTi5K).

 

Rachel Durand is the Speaker Coordinator for the SEA Homeschool Conference. She also is one of the Admin for the SEA Facebook Groups. In 2011, she plunged into the world of Homeschooling when her oldest son was in second grade. Now, she homeschools both of her 2E sons, aged 13 and 7. Each boy presents unique learning challenges and passions. Her dining room table has been commandeered as the RC Truck building and repair station. She earned a B.S in Biology and worked in environmental science prior to raising her physically active children. You can find her hiking in the mountains, chasing her boys down ski slopes, driving them to their activities, and biking trails near glaciers. Due to her fear of heights, she refuses to rock climb with her boys though she will belay them.