When Katie’s daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor, her family was uprooted and sent 500 miles away to St. Jude Hospital. Upon arrival, she encountered a chatty mom who said she should put her other kids in school because homeschool and cancer are just too hard. Thankfully, she had been gradually adopting an unschooling approach to school. The flexibility that unschooling allows saved her homeschool. It equipped her children to flourish in an impossible situation. She will share practical steps to deconstructing a classroom mentality and how to bolster your homeschool to stand firm in life’s waves.

Katie Dugdale is a child of God, lover of Christ, wife to an amazing man, mom to 4 beautiful kids. She has been homeschooling from the beginning and has just finished her eleventh year. It is a constant journey. Each of her kids was born in a different state. She has many chapters in her story and several years of teaching experience through the public school system, homeschooling, working with her church youth group and teaching in her local homeschool association. She holds a degree in early childhood education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Katie has been on the board of directors of the Henderson County Homeschool Association for 6 years as activities director, treasurer and secretary.

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