Our Board and Staff

Ed and Kathy Green

Ed and Kathy are the parents of four grown daughters who were homeschooled through the 12th grade. They have now moved beyond the secure walls of home to attend college, work within in the community, marry and have children of their own. After homeschooling their daughters for more than twenty years, Ed and Kathy are now helping with the homeschooling of their grandchildren!

In 1990, Ed and Kathy co-founded Homeschoolers of Maine in an effort to provide information, support and encouragement to homeschoolers throughout the state. Ed currently serves as the President of Homeschoolers of Maine, and speaks throughout the state on topics and issues related to parental rights and homeschooling. Kathy manages the daily details at the HOME Office. They reside in the town of Hope.

Kathi Kearney

Kathi has served on the HOME Board for many years. She has worked with homeschooling families in Maine for more than 30 years, and helped to author Maine’s homeschool law. Kathi teaches gifted & talented students part-time in Maine, is a Professional Associate with the Gifted Development Center in Denver, and teaches online courses for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Chris and Jenn Calnan

Chris and Jenn Calnan live in Cornish, Maine and have been serving as HOME Board members for several years. They have three children that have always been homeschooled. The oldest graduated in the spring of 2010. The Calnans have a small farm that the entire family works on and enjoys.

Mark and Melanie Chandler

Mark and Melanie began home educating in 1996. Melanie was immediately eager to serve the great homeschooling community, whether locally or at large. Mark soon followed her enthusiasm with his unequivocal support. They have served Homeschoolers of Maine as a team in various volunteer capacities since the spring of 2000, and currntly serve as HOME Board members. They have been blessed with three children. Sarah graduated from their program in 2007, and Zachary and Benjamin are increasingly developing in knowledge and the love of learning under their encouragement. They reside in Cherryfield, Maine, where they serve as pastor of the Cherryfield Pentecostal Church. Their mission is to help families realize their full potential in Jesus Christ which is most often accomplished, in part, by home education.

Chuck and Carolyn Simonds

Chuck and Carolyn are from Kittery, Maine, and have been actively involved in HOME's ministry for many years. In 2010, they began serving as HOME Board members. They also serve as HOME Representative Coordinators, and work with homeschoolers in York County as HOME Regional Representatives. They have six children ranging in ages from 11-24 years old and have- been homeschooling for the past 21 years.  

Raylene Hunt

Raylene is from Camden, Maine. She has been homeschooling since 2001, when she withdrew her oldest child (who graduated homeschool in 2010) from public school. Raylene continues to homeschool her youngest child. She has been serving with HOME since 2005 when she became the Regional Rep for Franklin, Androscoggin, Oxford Counties Region. Raylene has also served as the editor for Heart of HOME Newsletter, Used Curriculum Donations Coordinator, Mailing List Coordinator and Regional Rep for Knox, Waldo and Lincoln Counties. She is currently a local homeschool group leader, and serves HOME as a Virtual Office Assistant helping to coordinate many projects.