HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Jim Mason, Esq., HSLDA Senior Counsel
Home School Legal Defense Association Deputy General Counsel Jim Mason has defended homeschoolers from truant officers, school superintendents, and social workers in courts and administrative tribunals all over the country. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and his law degree at Regent University. Jim served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He and his wife, Debbie, have homeschooled all of their seven children. Their oldest son is a graduate from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. They live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Confessions of a Homeschool Dad: Homeschooling for Heaven, not Harvard
Homeschooling fathers often focus on their kids’ academic brilliance or success in sports or the arts, but may lose sight of their real mission as fathers. HSLDA Senior Counsel Jim Mason shares his own story about how the Lord is using homeschooling to change his perspective on fatherhood, one focused on homeschooling his children for heaven. Come listen, and better understand your true calling as a homeschooling father: being shaped into God’s image while you raise your kids for His kingdom.