Keynote Speakers – Joe and Zan Tyler
Director of Apologia (Zan), Homeschooling Pioneers, and Homeschool Parents of Three Children
Apologia – www.apologia.com
Joe and Zan Tyler homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school, for a total of twenty-one years. When they began homeschooling in 1984, Zan was threatened with jail by the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education. After prolonged legal battles for the rights of their family and homeschoolers in their state, Joe and Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) in 1990. Zan served as its president for ten years, and Joe currently serves as the chairman of the SCAIHS board.
Zan is the director of Apologia Press, where her goal is to support homeschooling parents by bringing them the very best authors and biblically sound resources. A longtime speaker, writer, and homeschooling advocate, she derives deep joy from speaking to and encouraging homeschooling parents across the country and around the globe. Her greatest desire is to give parents a sustainable vision for raising their children for Christ while providing them the very best education.
Zan has been honored as the South Carolina Homemaker of the Year and has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest South Carolina honor a civilian can receive. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric and has served as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org. The author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential, Zan is also a popular columnist. She is the South Carolina Ambassador for the Home School Foundation, a ministry dedicated to helping homeschool families in need.
Joe has worked in the information systems industry for thirty-two years and is the project manager for Apologia Educational Ministries. He has served as a PCA elder since 1984 and has taught parenting and marriage Sunday School classes and Bible Studies. He enjoys speaking with Zan at homeschooling conferences. In the past years he has spoken in Japan and Hawaii and conventions throughout the U.S.
Featured Speaker – Bill Jack
Co-Founder and Faculty Advisor of Worldview Academy, Producer, and Father of Three Children
Worldview Academy – www.worldview.org
Bill Jack is an educator with ten years experience in public schools and 14 years with The Caleb Campaign, a creationist youth ministry. Bill has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs and is the producer of several apologetic and worldview training DVDs. As a founder of Worldview Academy he continues to pursue his passion to raise up a generation who have the vision to reach their culture with the gospel, who have the valor to engage that culture with the truth and who rely on the virtue of the Word of God. Bill and his wife, Tabby, have three children and live in Colorado.