Our Mission & Vision

Elevating Homeschooling Victories, Unleashing Heroic Moments

Our Community Connections


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Meet Peggy Ployhar

Peggy has held leadership positions in the special education homeschooling community for 2 decades. Her vision for SPED Homeschool is to create an organization that unites the special education homeschooling community to provide parents a consistent and trustworthy base of support, encouragement and resources.

Peggy is also the primary host of Empowering Homeschool Conversations, a popular live broadcast and podcast tackling pertinent topics concerning homeschooling diverse learners, is a breast cancer survivor, the proprietor of Eternal Aerial Arts, and an aerial arts instructor and performer.

Alongside her husband Doug, she resides in League City, TX, having successfully homeschooled all three of their children for 19 years until their graduation.

SPED Homeschool, Founder & CEO

Have Peggy keynote and/or perform at your next event.

Download her speaker packet here

Meet Our Board of Directors

Board Chair
Dr. Jan Bedell
Jan Bedell, PhD, Master Neuro-developmentalist is a seasoned special education homeschool mom and President of Brain Sprints (formally Little Giant Steps), a neuro-deveopmental curriculum, consulting and support company.
Vice Chair
 Steve Demme
Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.
 Shari McMinn

Shari Howard McMinn is a mother to 11 children through marriage, birth, and adoption.
An advocate for adoption, homeschooling, nurtured childhoods, and a thriving life with
unique learners, she enjoys mentoring parents and serving others in her church and
community circles.

Check out her website

Sonya Shafer
Sonya Shafer has been homeschooling her special needs daughter for 20 years and is co-founder of Simply Charlotte Mason.