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.

Bonnie Rose Hudson – Executive Editor

Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Executive Editor of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.

profileKristen 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. A curriculum junkie, Kristen blogs about her homeschool experiences at Sunrise to Sunset. 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.

TammieTammie Bairen – Editor 

Tammie lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband, John, and their three children—16, 14, and 12—whom she continues to homeschool. Joining SchoolhouseTeachers.com in 2013 as a star contributor, she is currently an editor with TOS and SchoolhouseTeachers.com and an acquisitions editor for a small publishing company. She loves to learn as much as she loves to teach and enjoys being a resource for people who have questions about homeschooling. When she finds the time, she enjoys cross-stitching, woodworking, and reading historical fiction. Check out her 50 States series at Living Life as It Unfolds.

Leah-Walton-sm3 Leah Walton – Schoolhouse Writers Manager

Leah is a homeschool graduate and the second-oldest of six children. She loved her homeschooling experience and wants to help others on their homeschooling journey make it as enjoyable as her own adventure. Leah lives with her parents and four younger siblings on forty acres of family land. She enjoys being outside with her horses, as well as reading, crocheting, baking, and doing anything with her family!

Julie ConeyJulie Coney 

Julie is the wife of Jody and Mom to 4. She lives in Eastern Washington and there are days she and her husband still yearn for the Pacific Coast where they grew up. She is a veteran homeschool mom with two children graduated and two more still learning at home. You can meet her on her blog, where she shares her photos, bits about homeschooling and more. She is the writer of Daily Grammar (grades 1, 3, 4 and 5) and loves working for TOS. She is committed to bringing quality educational resources to the global homeschool community through SchoolhouseTeachers.com Dailies.

BobIrvin Bob Irvin 

From its creation in 2011 through August, 2014, Bob led SchoolhouseTeachers.com as Executive Editor. He currently works as Communications Manager for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Bob brings a deep and varied writing, editing, and teaching background to his roles at SchoolhouseTeachers.com and TOS. After a period in campus ministry, he worked in a number of reporting, writing, and editing jobs in journalism before entering publishing as an acquisitions editor. He’s now thrilled to be part of the TOS team. Bob and wife Joan have four children, from a 25-year-old college graduate to a nine-year-old. He loves to teach and preach the Bible, coach youth sports, run, bike, and read. He enjoys connecting with writers to help make their great projects even better.