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21. Homeschooling = Freedom! with Roy Ramey of WVHEA

Welcome back, friends! We are excited to share today’s episode with you! We had the chance to sit down with Roy Ramey, President of the West Virginia Home Educators Association to talk about all things homeschool.

Roy is a retired military officer. He spent 33 years in active duty in the Reserves and Guard. At a young age, Roy developed a passion for homeschool, despite the fact that he was in the public education system. He made the decision that he wanted to homeschool his future children before he even had his daughter. Roy’s teaching experience first began in high school where he tutored peers and even did some student teaching at an elementary school. From there, he joined the military and held multiple teaching positions throughout his career. One of his most rewarding positions was being an ROTC professor at Marshall University.

Roy also moved to be the Commandant of a military academy in Texas. He was responsible for creating the academy and teaching leader and instructor training courses for the Army Reserve. The academy had roughly 1,000 students come through the program every year.

His service in active duty had him out of town a lot, which meant his wife had to take care of the homeschool teaching,  but Roy eventually was able to come home and teach his daughter full time. He now teaches as a Homeschool Co-Op one day a week in which his daughter attends and he is the President of WVHEA.

We hope you enjoy this enlightening episode that offers great insight into homeschooling!

Thank you for your service, Roy!

Episode Highlights:

  • Roy’s educational/teaching background
  • What is WVHEA
  • Homeschooling Requirements in WV
  • Homeschool = Freedom!

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