"Lead the Way HOME" 2020 Convention Speakers

Keynote and Featured Speakers and Presenters for 2020 (so far!)

Carolyn Simonds

Carolyn has been actively involved in HOME's ministry for many years.  She is a veteran homeschool mom of six children. Carolyn serves as a teacher and mentor to other HOME leaders, and plays a leadership role in a number of HOME events and endeavors.


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 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 Wilcoxson

 Chris and his wife, Tiffany, are founders and pastors of Life Source Ministries in Brunswick, ME. They have served within HOME's ministry as coordinators in various areas for a number of years, and currently serve as HOME Board Members. For Chris and Tiffany, homeschooling was a decision of faith made together before having children. They have a heart for helping families build healthy homes, as well as fighting for parental rights. Chris and Tiffany reside in Georgetown, ME with their seven children. 


Kim Mazone

Kim has a passion for living a “learning lifestyle” and encouraging homeschooling families. As a certified teacher, she taught elementary school before having her own children. Kim and her husband, Zach, have been part of the Homeschoolers of Maine leadership team for a number of years and are homeschooling their two teenagers. 




Kathleen Flynn Neumann

Kathleen is Manager of Education and Interpretive Programs for Maine Historical Society. She is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum, programs, and interpretive strategies for students and the general public at MHS, as well building relationships with Maine teachers and schools. Formerly, Kathleen taught middle and high school Social Studies in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  As a teacher she worked closely with Mystic Seaport both as a consultant and as a Mystic Seaport for Educators Fellow publishing artifact articles, living document pages, and lesson plans for the Mystic Seaport for Educators website. She also worked seasonally as a Park Guide at Adams National Historical Park, in addition to spending one summer as the Assistant Tutor to the Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program.  She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History with a certificate in Public History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.   Kathleen is a member of the New England Museum Association and of the American Association for State and Local History.