Charlotte Ellard

Berry College

Nashville, TNAtlanta, GA

A homeschooling mother of 12 children, widow, college admission counselor, seasoned seminar speaker, Charlotte offers unique perspectives on parenting, homeschooling, college admission and scholarships, sibling rivalry, teaching multiple ages, organization and more. Over 30 years of homeschooling (and still going strong with 2 teenage boys at home) have provided lots of laughter and tears and insight on life with children. With a heart for encouraging families to enjoy the stage of life/homeschooling they currently occupy, she enjoys sharing candidly lessons learned the hard way including tempers and toddlers, dealing with ADD, organization tools, goals, widowhood/single parenting and keys to college admission and scholarships.

 Charlotte Ellard

Workshops from Charlotte Ellard ( may vary by event location )

Homeschooling High School: Help! I Feel so Inadequate!

Having 10 graduated children with a homeschool education, Charlotte shares successes and failures in homeschooling high school. She not only has a seasoned parent's perspective, but having been recruited by Berry College as Coordinator of Homeschool Admission she also has an admission counselor's perspective. A year-by-year overview of how to approach homeschooling through high school, including transcripts, records, AP, Honors, and dual enrollment.

College Admissions and Scholarship Tips

Gems to glean from a veteran homeschooling family. With 10 homeschooled high school graduates that have gone to college on full scholarships to various schools( from large public universities to very small private Christian schools) Charlotte shares wisdom from experience on obtaining college scholarships. Expectations of college admissions departments and scholarship committees can be elusive. Knowing the right questions to ask is invaluable.

Managing the Multitudes: Encouragement for Moms (and Dads) of Many Children

Mother to 12 children, Charlotte offers encouragement and practical how-to's the Ellard family has incorporated in their family life. From time savers to budget savers to teaching multiple ages simultaneously, our frame of mind (and heart) is the most important part of parenting.

How to Build a Transcript: It's Easier Than You Think

With children admitted to over 25 different colleges, Charlotte offers a simple guide for transcripts that can be built with a Word document or an Excel worksheet. Sample transcripts and course descriptions can help you on your way. Plus, a frank discussion on accredited transcripts vs home grown transcripts from a mom with an admissions department perspective.