October 30, 2007

New Director Named for Generation Joshua

By J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

Will Estrada, current director of HSLDA’s Federal Relations Department, will also head Generation Joshua.

Home School Legal Defense Association is pleased to announce that William Estrada has been chosen to head up Generation Joshua. It is always encouraging when we can fill key positions at HSLDA from within our ranks of co-laborers. After having taken the time to conduct an extensive job search, we concluded that the best person for this key position is Will.

Will is a homeschool graduate from Pennsylvania and the eldest of eight children. He began working for HSLDA in January of 2004 as a legal assistant for Staff Attorney Scott Woodruff. Will performed all of his tasks well, and we received consistent praise from our members regarding the manner in which Will addressed their needs.

After graduating from Oak Brook College of Law with a Juris Doctorate in May 2006, he moved to HSLDA’s federal lobbying arm as the Director of Federal Relations. As HSLDA’s representative on Capitol Hill, Will has used his enthusiasm for homeschooling to passionately advocate for homeschool freedoms before Congress and the various Federal Departments that impact homeschooling. Under his leadership, HSLDA re-instituted the Congressional Action Program to train local homeschooling families to be able to lobby effectively on Capitol Hill on the issues that affect homeschoolers.

Will has a passion to not only equip parents, but young people as well, to become effective advocates for the values that are important to homeschooling families and our nation. Will is married to a homeschool graduate, Rachel, and they live in Northern Virginia.

I am convinced that Will is the right person to build on the foundation that has been laid for GenJ and take the organization to greater effectiveness, training our future generation of leaders to bring America back to our roots. We are excited about the future of Generation Joshua under the leadership of Will Estrada.

 Other Resources

Generation Joshua

HSLDA’s Federal Relations Department