Why You Want Natalie for Your Event

  • Natalie serves HSLDA in a dual role as a High School Educational Specialist and Military Outreach Coordinator.  
  • As a high school specialist, she specializes in providing guidance for the journey from high school to graduation, whether it be on to college, career, or military service.  
  • As the Military Community Outreach Coordinator, Natalie offers individualized support and encouragement to military homeschooling families. Natalie also provides consultations, resources, and training to school liaison officers, military homeschool support groups, and state homeschool organizations through Facebook Lives, webinars, workshops, and conventions. 
  • After graduating four of her own to college and two on to graduate school, she has vast experience in consulting for a variety of post-high school opportunities, including NCAA. 
  • Having worked with military homeschool support groups for over 20 years, Natalie leads a large military support group at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is a passionate homeschool advocate and works with many military support organizations such as Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), Blue Star Families (BSF), USAF, USN, USMC, USCG School Liaison Programs, and Military Recruiters.  
  • Natalie and her husband (a retired Navy Chaplain) homeschooled four children to college and are currently homeschooling an 11th grader. 

Travels from

Washington, D.C.


HSLDA's educational specialists are happy to offer their speaking services and expertise in support of the homeschooling community. In return for speaking at your event, we request that hosts cover all travel and related expenses and, if applicable, provide a complimentary exhibit booth/table for HSLDA. Honorariums are greatly appreciated but not required.



The Path to NCAA Eligibility

Can homeschoolers receive athletic scholarships? This workshop focuses on how to successfully navigate the NCAA eligibility journey with discussion about Core Course Worksheets, getting scouted, travel clubs, college-bound summer camps, and the life of a D1 athlete.

High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips

A transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a template when designing your own. The session will guide you through the how-to of transcripts, evaluating credit, and calculating grade point averages (GPAs).

Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans

What plan would suit your high school student? What subjects do you teach and when? This seminar will help you organize your thoughts and lay the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. You’ll learn about high school credits, simplifying grading, and the fundamentals of recordkeeping—transcripts, extracurriculars, and diplomas.

Homeschooling the College-Bound Teen: Navigating the Road to Admission

For parents of teens preparing to attend four-year colleges or universities, this workshop provides resources to help you prepare your student for the challenges of college, determine parameters for selecting a school, and navigate the application process. You’ll receive information on making the most of a campus visit, interacting with admissions officers, and gathering the information necessary to submit an application.

The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student's Guide

You’re not just your teen’s teacher; you’re also their guidance counselor! Find out how to navigate the entire admissions process—from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the questions that will help you and your teen discern when and where they should go to college.

Extracurriculars, Electives & Careers—Resumes & Recommendations

Should your student’s latest interest be counted as an elective or an extracurricular activity? Should it be one thing on a transcript and another on a resume? What will benefit your teen most? If these questions make your head spin, this is the session for you! Natalie discusses the options—and corresponding documentation—that will make the most of these homeschool opportunities.

Homeschooling Through High School—You Got This!

As a parent homeschooling a teen (or thinking about it), you may have doubts about your ability . . . and your sanity. Come and be encouraged as you discover a long-range perspective for teaching your teen that is filled with hope, faith, and joy!

Charting Your Way Through High School for College, Career, or Military

Preparing your teen for their post-graduation goals requires planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are included! For college-bound teens, this includes entrance tests, applications, and financial aid information. Students headed directly into the workforce can benefit from career aptitude testing, training opportunities, and building a resume. Learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and advice for applying to service academies.

Essential Skills for Successful Teens: Study and Time Management

The high school years are a prime opportunity to equip your teens for future success. Whether your teen is headed to college, a career, or the military, they will benefit from advanced skills in study and time management. This session provides parents and teens with practical ways to develop these skills during high school, and lists resources that will help.


State Organizations and Military Homeschoolers

Military homeschooling families need support from your state organization, but reaching them can be challenging. This workshop outlines several key components of a solid military outreach program that will benefit both military homeschoolers and state organizations.

Homeschooling in the Military 

Why do military families choose to homeschool? The last survey completed by Blue Star Families estimates that at least 6% of military families homeschool. This number is continuing to rise post-COVID as more military families choose to homeschool. This session will give an overview of these reasons and examine some of the challenges—and solutions—to  homeschooling military-style.

Military Homeschool Support Groups and School Liaison Officers (SLO)

A functional and mutually beneficial relationship can exist between the SLO and an installation’s military homeschooling community. This workshop offers military homeschool support group leaders tried and true methods to build and maintain that relationship.

School Liaison Officers (SLO) and Homeschooling

What is homeschooling? What are some of the different ways families choose to homeschool? How can you, the SLO, support your installation’s military homeschooling community? This workshop answers these questions and more to help an SLO meet the needs of military homeschool families.