The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors are elected annually by the VaHomeschoolers membership and serve a term of two years.
2013 Board of Directors
Parrish Mort, Cartersville – President Parrish is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors and is a member of the government affairs team and publisher of VaHomeschoolers Voice. She has served in a variety of volunteer positions with the organization since 1998. She began homeschooling in 1997.
Leslie Nathaniel, Springfield – Vice President Leslie was elected to the Board of Directors in 2009 and is currently serving as Vice-president in addition to being on the Government Affairs tream. She has been “happily homeschooling” her two daughters in Springfield since 2002. Leslie has volunteered in a variety of roles including Publicity key leader for two VaHomeschoolers’ conferences and serving as the VaHomeschoolers’ Seminar Coordinator.
Kendra Niehaus, South Riding – Secretary Kendra Niehaus joined the Board in 2012 and immediately began serving as Secretary. She has also volunteered as PR Coordinator for the VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair. Her two children have been educated at home since 2004, in Loudoun County.
Connie Duncan, New Market – Treasurer After volunteering as assistant to the Treasurer in 2012, Connie was elected to the Board in 2013 and began serving as Treasurer. She homeschooled her son for 13 years, and he now attends community college. Previously, she worked in finance and volunteered with various local organizations.
Ann Clay, Manassas Ann joined the Board of Directors in 2011 and is currently also serving as Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media Director. She has served in a variety of volunteer positions during the VaHomeschoolers conferences since 2006. She began homeschooling her two boys in 2002, in Manassas.
Stephanie Elms, Annandale In additon to her role on the Board of Directors, Stephanie manages the organization’s website. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and is a past conference key leader and speaker. She has been homeschooling her two sons in Northern Virginia since 2002 and coordinates a number of support groups, nationally, statewide and locally.
Theresa Munt, Kents Store Theresa Munt joined the Board of Directors in 2012. In addition, she has been serving as the Graphic Designer for the magazine VaHomeschoolers Voice since 2008. She began homeschooling her daughter in Fluvanna County in 2006.
Pamela Schmidt, Bluemont Pamela Schmidt joined the Board in 2013. She has homeschooled her three children since the beginning, and believes that all Virginians should have easy access to the knowledge they need to homeschool with confidence. A counselor and trainer, her service on other boards has included writing for newsletters, leadership, and serving as conference moderator.
Amy Wilson, Woodbridge Amy Wilson both serves on the Board of Directors and is the Director of Government Affairs for the organization. She is a veteran of homeschool support groups, both local and online and has been a homeschooling advocate in her local community. Amy is currently homeschooling her two children in Northern Virginia.