Voting for the 2023-2024 FHE Board concluded on May 14. The new board will be seated on August 1, 2023, serving through July 31, 2024. We appreciate your willingness to serve, and congratulations to the following members:
Katie Laurence will serve as our 2023-2024 FHE President. She and her husband, Jason, are finishing their 12th year of homeschooling and just graduated their oldest. They have four children, two girls, 17 and 15, and two boys, 13 and 11. They are members of Twin City Bible Church and serve in their high school youth ministries. You will find her family most days of the week ministering to their church family, playing board games, watching movies, or playing volleyball.
Darryl Yamashita will serve as our Vice President during our 2023-2024 school year. As a parent with five homeschooled children, Darryl understands the benefit of having a supportive community with common homeschooling values. He envisions modernizing FHE’s communication and social media outlets and improving overall communication amongst our members.
Liz Buchanan will serve as our FHE Secretary for the 2023-2024 school year. After 11 years of teaching in Southern Indiana, she began her career as a licensed real estate agent at Freeman Commercial Real Estate in 2018. A Winston-Salem native, she holds degrees from Elon University and Indiana University. The Buchanans have been homeschooling since 2018 and appreciate the communities that helped make homeschooling possible. Mason is their oldest at 22 years old, then Sawyer at 13, and their youngest, Molly, is 9. Liz spends most of her weekends on the softball field, visiting with family, or working for her husband’s business. She cherishes a free Saturday with the family pets in the yard, and her absolute favorite things in this season of life are a good walk, listening to her favorite Third Day albums extra loud, and an occasional night not cooking!
Anderson Elam will serve as our 2023-2024 FHE Treasurer. She graduated from Salem College with a BS in Biology and a minor in Mathematics. Initially teaching middle school math and science after graduation and before entering the business world, Anderson has come full circle. She is currently teaching science while using her math skills to maintain the FHE books! With four children aged 14-22, she has been homeschooling for the last 13 years. We look forward to seeing Anderson bring a passion for fun learning to our community. Her family is quite involved with their church, Two Cities, and when she is not teaching, Anderson helps her husband in his business, drinks coffee, and loves to travel. Thankfully, homeschooling is mobile, and the world is our classroom! She is honored to be able to serve our fantastic homeschooling community.
Donna Mulholland will serve as our 2023-2024 FHE Sports Liason. She is a wife and homeschooling mom of two. She is active in the homeschool community as the Director of a middle school co-op. Along with her husband, she teaches a grade school PE class at another local co-op. Donna and her children are involved in FHE Sports, and she has coordinated our used curriculum/book sale for the past three years.
Leanna Crockett is grateful for the opportunity to serve FHE as a member-at-large. She is a graduate of GWU and holds a BA in Communications. She and her husband have been married for 14 years, and they have two children, ages 11 and 8. She has had the joy of being a stay-at-home mom for 8 years and has been homeschooling her children for the last 6 years. In the previous 6 years, she has participated in various co-ops, social groups, and programs—including creating and leading her own group in 2020. She and her husband serve as leaders of a small group and teachers at Twin City Bible Church. Their goal in homeschooling is to provide a well-rounded Christ-centered education that will adequately prepare them to enter the world as soldiers for Christ and loving, servant-hearted leaders/contributors to the community.
Krista Cudar will serve FHE as a member-at-large. She is married to Johnny, and they have four children aged seventeen to ten. She has been homeschooling for eleven years and has enjoyed participating in FHE activities and sports. She is thankful for the opportunity to homeschool her children and serve FHE for another year.
Sarah Fuerbacher will serve FHE as a member-at-large. She has been married to Chad for almost 18 years and has 3 kids: Emma, 15; MiaRosa, 14; Carson, 10. She works at Senior Services as an Aging Resource Specialist. As a couple, they started homeschooling their kids together 3 years ago. God put this on their hearts and has taken them down a fantastic, beautiful path as a family. They are genuinely thankful they found FHE. The organization has been supportive as they traveled down an unfamiliar road, in addition to being a good community as their kids grow older and join FHE sports.
Stacey Ruble will serve FHE as a member-at-large. She has been married to John for almost 18 years and has three boys, Haddon (10th grade), Harris (8th grade), and Henry (5th grade), whom Stacey has homeschooled from the start. She has a degree in biology from High Point University. Stacey and her boys have been members of the Classical Christian Co-op (3Cs) for ten years, where she has taught various elementary and middle school science classes. The Rubles are active members of Twin City Bible Church and love spending time with their church family. Stacey and John enjoy watching their boys play sports, including FHE golf and flag football.
ABOUT THE FHE BOARD
“FHE purposes to help new and continuing home educators by:
A. helping and encouraging parents to fulfill their God-given rights and responsibilities to educate their own children;
B. providing direction to information on the legal aspects of home education (e.g., contact information for the North Carolina General Statutes, North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education, North Carolinians for Home Education, Home School Legal Defense Association);
C. providing information on curricula and other resource materials;
D. providing timely information about FHE events;
E. offering peer support, encouragement, and networking opportunities to families choosing home education for their children;
F. promoting growth and education for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit; and
G. promoting home education as an excellent educational alternative.“
Phil Morris – Phil is not a board member but is part of the support staff who maintains the website and emails for FHE.