Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)Columbus, OH
Melanie Elsey has been the Legislative liaison for CHEO since 1994. She is committed to attending monthly State Board of Education meetings, providing up-to-date analysis of pending legislation, interacting with legislators on both sides of the aisle and working closely with HSLDA …all to help protect Ohio homeschool families. While she enjoys her legislative work, Melanie truly loves just spending time with homeschool families and encouraging them in their journey.
In addition to her work with CHEO, Melanie serves as the National Legislative Director for the American Policy Roundtable and is a Panelist on The Public Square® radio broadcast. She can be heard weekly bringing the message of responsible citizenship on The Public Square® radio program, co-hosted by Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.
Workshops from Melanie Elsey ( may vary by event location )
Ohio Legislative Update: Keeping You Informed
You don't want to miss this important Legislative Update! Updates will be provided on state and federal policies that affect our families. This will include a review of the recently revised Ohio Homeschool Regulations. A member of the Ohio State Board of Education will also be on hand to answer questions.
Getting Started Homeschooling: Everything from A to Z
This session is a practical “how-to” workshop, intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. Melanie will review Ohio’s homeschool regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging, as well as provide examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options. Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this is an important session that will provide answers to all your homeschool questions!
The Homeschool Journey: Part 1 “How Do We Decide?
Psalm 127:3 says that “children are a heritage from the Lord...” As parents fulfill their responsibility to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, not every parent’s journey will be the same. This workshop will explore different vantage points for the vision to home educate and the blessings that can come from it. You will hear from long-time home educating families as they share how the Lord guided them on the homeschool journey.
The Homeschool Journey: Part 2 “Tips for Notification and Getting Started”
This session is a practical “how-to” workshop intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. We will review Ohio’s newly-revised regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging to participants with examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options being provided. Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this session will provide answers to your questions.
The Homeschool Journey: Part 3 “Can We Have a Lasting Impact on Our Children?”
Yes! Because that is what God equips us to do in His strength! This workshop will provide loving encouragement to families who are trying to find the “light” at the end of the homeschool tunnel.