About Us

The SchoolhouseTeachers.com Team

julieottJulie Ott – Director of Customer Relations

Our front-line staff are the kind, compassionate people who work in our Customer Service Department. When you have a question or a problem, they’ll jump right in to help. Julie is a veteran homeschool mom having taught their four children from preschool through high school over the last 25 years, and she loves helping our TOS customers on their homeschooling journey as well.  Julie also enjoys sewing, baking bread, and gardening with her husband.

Bob Irvin – Executive Editor

Bob came on board with TOS in early 2012, bringing a deep and varied writing, editing, and teaching background to the SchoolhouseTeachers.com role. He was in campus ministry “two lifetimes ago,” as he puts it. Next came a number of reporting, writing, and editing jobs in journalism before entering Christian publishing as an acquisitions editor. He’s now thrilled to be part of this dedicated, passionate TOS team. Bob and wife Joan have four kids, from a 23-year-old college graduate to a seven-year-old. Of that big gap, he always says, “That’s something no one plans–it just happens.” He still loves to teach and preach the Bible, coach youth sports, run, mountain bike, and he reads everything he can get his hands on. He loves connecting with great writers and authors and working with them to make their work even better.

Kristen Hamilton - Executive Assistant Manager

Kristen and her husband, Kevin, have been home-educating their five children since their eldest’s birth in 1998. Kristen is Executive Assistant Manager of TOS Magazine’s SchoolhouseTeachers.com. An admitted curriculum junkie, Kristen blogs about her homeschool experiences at Sunrise to Sunset (sunrisetosunsethomeschool.com). She also enjoys reading, crochet, and hiking with her family in her limited free time. Kristen loves to talk about homeschooling, and is thrilled to be working at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, providing educational resources and support for homeschoolers everywhere.

Julie Coney - Editor, Schoolhouse Dailies

Julie is wife of Jody and Mom to 4. She lives in E. Washington and there are days she and her husband still yearn for the Pacific Coast where they grew up. When she isn’t teaching or cleaning, you might find Julie behind the lens of her camera or making cards. You can meet her on her blog, where she shares her photos, bits about homeschooling and more. Julie enjoys working for a magazine that seeks to honor God in all that it does. She believes that keeping your children home where they belong can be done on a budget and is committed to working with TOS Magazine through SchoolhouseTeachers.com, which provides quality materials to the global homeschooling community for one low monthly membership fee to its members.

Tami Fox – Director of Marketing

Tami Fox lives in the foothills of North Carolina with her husband, Jonathan, and their six children on a small hobby farm. Tami is a veteran homeschooler with more than 11 years of homeschooling experience. She has graduated their oldest child, their only daughter, and she is currently homeschooling their five sons, ages 5 to 17. Tami also operates Discount Home School Supplies, www.dhss.com, from their home. Tami has worked for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine in different capacities over the years. Tami was the North Carolina coordinator for TOS Homeschool Nations. Tami contributed to the PR Mama Blog for TOS. She has also written an article for the Fall 2007 issue of TOS. Tami currently works for TOS as the Director of Marketing and in editorial for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Tami is active in her local and state-wide homeschooling community. In her spare time, Tami likes to read and write on her blog at www.TamiFox.com.

Bonnie Rose Hudson – Editorial Assistant

Bonnie Rose Hudson lives in central Pennsylvania with her mother and sister and works as an administrative assistant. Along with spending time with her family and writing, making kids smile is her favorite thing. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to him. She loves being a member of The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine’s  Star Contributors Team and working as an editor and writer for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. At TOS, she found a place where her love of God and history combine with her love of writing to bring encouraging, educational, and entertaining material to students and their families. She would love for you to stop by her website at http://www.writebonnierose.com/.  You can also meet the star of her children’s series at Exploring with Jake (http://writebonnierose.wordpress.com/) and share Jake’s adventures and struggles.