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Meet Our Board

Meet the SPED Homeschool Board of Directors!


Jan Bedell: Board Chair
Jan Bedell, PhD, M.ND of Plano, TX is an experienced special education homeschool mom whose experience and specialized training in The Neuro-Developmental Approach led to the formation Little Giant Steps, an educational curriculum, consulting and support company.


Visit Jan’s Page to find out more about her and the ministry Little Giant Steps provides to the special education homeschooling community.





Cheryl Swope: Board Vice-Chair

As Cheryl and her husband homeschooled their adopted twins from infancy through high school, Cheryl realized the excellent benefits a classical education provides any child. Her life’s work has become helping others bring truth, goodness, and beauty through classical education to children of any skill level. Cheryl is the author of the award-winning Simply Classical Curriculum (Memoria Press) and Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child (Memoria Press).

Visit Cheryl's Page to find out more about her background, her books, and her heart for special education homeschooling.



Dianne Craft: Board Treasurer

Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP of Centennial, CO is a former homeschool mom who has over 35 years experience teaching bright, inquisitive children who are struggling with learning and is the founder of the private consulting firm, Child Diagnostics, Inc.

Visit Dianne’s Page to find out more about her background and about the unique approach Child Diagnostics, Inc., takes in helping struggling learners find educational success.





Elaine Carmichael:  Board Secretary


Elaine Carmichael, of Carrollton, TX has been homeschooling for 25 years and foresees many years to come to still be in-the-trenches with her youngest special needs son as she works with him in helping to follow God’s direction for his life.


Visit Elaine’s Page to find out more about her, her homeschooling background, and the wisdom she has to share from her extensive homeschooling journey.










Past Board Members:
Myeshi Briley: 2017 Board Chair





Myeshi Briley, MS, HS, BCP of Spring, TX is a homeschool mom of a child with a disability as well as a philanthropist, writer, community leader, special needs advocate, business CEO, and speaker.


Visit Myeshi’s Page to find more about her and the many ways she is involved in the working to help parents who have children with special educational needs all over the world.

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