Darren A. Jones

Darren Jones has worked at HSLDA since 1996, he first started as a legal assistant and then as an attorney in various capacities. This is how he spends his time at the office:
20% talking to members in legal difficulties, persuading them that it’s not as bad as it could be and HSLDA has got their back
60% advising homeschool group leaders about everything from crafting statements of faith (he prefers the Nicene Creed) to designing policies to protect children at co-ops
10% writing legal briefs (and wondering how in the world documents of 30 pages can possibly be called “brief”)
10% keeping HSLDA and its sister organizations in compliance with the charitable solicitation laws of way too many competing jurisdictions
100% advocating for the fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children
Darren and his wife Sara homeschool as a team, and have graduated the oldest of their four children. He enjoys board games, teaching Sunday School, and speaking at homeschool conferences around the country.

Workshops from Darren A. Jones (may vary by event location)

One Homeschool Grad’s 8(+1) Reasons to Homeschool.

Darren attended several different public schools and a private Christian school before being homeschooled. With his diverse educational experience, he and his wife have chosen to teach their own children at home—but maybe not for the reasons you’d expect! Come hear Darren’s 8 (+1) reasons for homeschooling, and be inspired to find your own reasons.

Biblical Worldview & Culture, Encouragement, For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement

Literature that Proclaims Christ: Stories to Show How Christians Look at Life, the Universe, and Everything

Two thousand years of Christian literature have been passed down to help us imitate Christ in our daily lives. Join us as we consider just a fraction of these works. Depending on the workshop, authors discussed may include three different Johns (Bunyan, Donne, and Calvin), Athanasius, C.S. Lewis, Marilynne Robinson, J.K. Rowling, and more.

Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Classical Education, Fine Arts, Getting Started, Language Arts, Other Academics, Reading / Phonics, Theology

The Secret to Homeschool Freedom

The best way to safeguard the future is to learn from the past. Homeschooling’s history of close calls and exciting victories sheds light on upcoming challenges to homeschool freedom. Come hear the secret to keeping homeschool freedom free.

Biblical Worldview & Culture, Getting Started, History

“I’d Love to Help, but How?” Dads and Homeschooling

In many homeschooling families, Mom is the day-to-day teacher with input and support from Dad, but it doesn’t have to be that way—and it often isn’t. What happens when Dad is more involved or even the primary educator (and not just for the seriously cool science experiments)? Navigating play dates, setting schedules, maintaining the routine—all bring their own special challenges. In this workshop, Darren gives advice and encouragement for dads who homeschool.

Biblical Worldview & Culture, Discipleship, Encouragement, For Men, Getting Started, Homeschool Organization, Parenting, Relationships

Rediscovering Our Great Christian Heritage

Many homeschooled students have detailed knowledge of the history of the United States, its Founding Fathers, and the Constitution’s principles. But do they know the history of the Church and Christianity? Rediscover 2,000 years of heritage and practice of the faith.

Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Classical Education, Encouragement, History, Prayer, Theology