Pottawatomie Christian Home Educators Association

We are Christianin orientation and leadership, as are most of our members, but we do not exclude anyone from membership on the basis of their doctrinal beliefs.

We are home educators*committed to helping each other accomplish our educational goals, to support one another in love and to strengthen and promote quality home education in our area.

We are families who espouse various educational philosophies, use a wide spectrum of curricula, and teach children at many levels from pre-school through high school.

We are one of many groupsaffiliated with OCHEC - Oklahoma Central Home Educator’s Consociation (www.ochec.com)

*PCHEA believes that home schooling is the privately funded, home-based education of children by their parents or guardians. Therefore, we do not provide membership to families participating in government-funded virtual, charter, or any form of public school at home programs. If your family needs help in transitioning from a government-funded program, we are glad to assist you with information and support.

Jul 30, 2015

Back-To-School-Fair and New to Homeschooling Seminar 2015

Here is a little information on each of our speakers for the New to Homeschooling seminar.  It will be from 6pm to 7:30pm during the BTSF. Bring your homeschooling friends and anyone you know that might even be considering homeschooling.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get many questions that they may have answered.  We look forward to see you all at the BTSF.

August 4th
6:00 pm - 8:30pm Gordon Cooper Technology Center

One John C Bruton Boulevard
Shawnee, OK 74804
Brad & Teresa Burnett

Brad and Teresa Burnett have been homeschooling for 19 years. They have five children. Brad is an Assoc. Vice President at Oklahoma University and has enjoyed working along side the family raising hundreds of free-range chickens and selling the eggs.  Teresa is a ‘Domestic Engineer’ and is also the Artistic Director of Drama Club Connection (DCC). DCC serves homeschool families in and around Shawnee with a focus on improving communication skills, building confidence, and teaching how to relax and concentrate under pressure. The Burnetts have been members of PCHEA for over 10 years and have enjoyed encouraging and being encouraged by the wonderful families in our support group on their home school journeys.

Ron & Connie Johnson

Ron and Connie Johnson have been married since 1983 and educated their children at home since 1993. Their two oldest children have graduated high school; their two youngest children are completing high school. They have lived in Oklahoma for 4 years and been a member of PCHEA the entire time. During their 20 years of educating they’ve primarily used literature-based Sonlight curriculum along with Singapore Math/Teaching Textbooks. They have raised their children “by their sides and in their midst”. Currently at OBU, Ron has been a professor of film and television production. Connie is both a domestic engineer and involved in community events.

Ghislaine Washburn
A recently “retired” homeschool mom, Ghislaine is a wife of 22 years, a mother of a son (19) and a daughter (18).   She is also the bookkeeper for her husband’s farrier business.  She has taught her children at home since 2006, when they were beginning the 4th and 5th grades.  She has served PCHEA in many ways since becoming a member, including coordinating various field trips, activities, events, and ultimately as co-leader/leader for the past two years.  Both children are now graduated and running successful businesses.  She is currently enjoying taking care of the baby of a close family friend and tutoring students in math and reading.   While Ghislaine’s official homeschool journey has ended, she views education as a life-long quest and plans to stay involved in the homeschool community by mentoring families at various stages of their journey.

Jul 15, 2015

Back To School Fair 2015

Membership Form 2015-2016

Please print and fill out the membership form below, and then mail it along with the membership fee to the PCHEA secretary.  Clicking on the image below will open up the PDF file.

PCHEA believes that homeschooling is the privately funded, home-based education of children by their parents or guardians. Therefore, we do not provide membership to families participating in government-funded, virtual/charter, public school at home programs. If your family needs help in transitioning from a government-funded program, we would like to assist you with information and support.

By signing the membership form, you acknowledge that you have received a copy of the Code of Conduct (included in the following file), and your family agrees to uphold and abide by the Code of Conduct. You also state that you are homeschooling and not doing any form of public school at home.


Mom's Night Out

Whether you are a new homeschooling mom or a veteran homeschooler, we all need encouragement. We strongly believe that receiving mentoring in our lives makes a big difference between giving up and holding fast. We hope to help aid homeschooling moms, especially new ones, and likewise encourage veteran homeschoolers, as we "encourage one another, and build up one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Mom's Night Out allows a natural environment for mentoring, encouragement, and fellowship to occur for PCHEA moms.  We have  Mom's Night Out one weekday evening a month.  Some of them will be social, some will be workshops, and some will be panel discussions. All will hopefully help homeschooling moms to "..not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Jul 14, 2015

PCHEA PE and Swim

Thursdays at 11:00 am

You MUST be a member of PCHEA to attend PCHEA PE.

For more information, send an email to pcheainfo@gmail.com and we will get back to you.

Drama Connection

Why drama? Drama can be used in ministry, helps build confidence, improves communication skills, promotes team work, creates a sense of empathy and the ability to relate to others, aids in the development of leadership skills, and champions self-control and personal discipline. These skills are important in life as well as valued by future employers. 

For more information, e-mail Teresa at dramaclubconnection@yahoo.com.  


Skate Days

PCHEA Skate Days
PCHEA families meet once a month for skate day at Star Skate in Shawnee.