About Us

We are a group of volunteer veteran homeschool moms and dads who find fulfillment in giving back what has been given to us... support, education, information, encouragement and inspiration. You CAN do this and you're not alone. With the PPEA you have a whole community of homeschooling families standing with you.

The PPEA Board Members are volunteers who are dedicated to serving the homeschool community. They invest a great deal of time each and every month to support PPEA members.

Our Story

The PPEA was started back in 1985 by a group of families committed to paving the way for future homeschoolers. It is a JOY and PRIVILEGE to carry the torch they began so many years ago! It is because of their dedication and commitment to homeschooling that we have many of the laws, which benefit us in our home education journey, in place today.

Scott Loden

Scott and his wife, Nicole, have been married since 1995. Together they have 4 beautiful children, Caleb (’99) [PPEA 2017 Graduate], Aubrey (’02), Michael (’04), and Emma (’07). Scott has served as Chair since 2011 and Treasurer since 2009. He is a C.P.A. and shareholder in a local accounting firm and serves the community at various events.

During his personal time Scott enjoys traveling with his family and friends and coaching the kid’s youth sports teams. His role this year outside of his board positions is to encourage dads to take a more active role in the homeschool experience by participating in their children's lives. Making that extra time for that special moment with your kids.

Misty Oudshoff - Secretary


Misty is married to Bronson, the man that puts a smile on her face.  They have four children, three of which are teenagers. Their oldest graduated PPEA class of 2015.  She has homeschooled her children throughout their middle and high school years. She has a BS in Criminal Justice and has previously worked as a juvenile probation officer. Currently she educates, equips and empowers women with personal protection products through her Damsel in Defense business. She is the coordinator for the MPACT girls club at her church and has worked in children's ministry since 2005. She attends Abundant Life in Largo, FL.

Her favorite verse is Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.

Sarah Hebert - High School Coordinator

Sarah Hebert

Sarah and her husband have been married since  and have lived in Seminole, Florida for most of that time. They have 3 amazing children and have been homeschooling since .

Her family is active in ministry at

Jennifer Scott - Events Coordinator

PPEA Jennifer Scott

Jennifer and her husband Mike have been married since 2006 . They have 2 amazing twins, John and Elizabeth (2009).  She and her family have called West Coast Word Church in Tarpon Springs their church home since 2012. Jennifer grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and had a career in Emergency Services as a 911 operator for 13 years. She moved to Clearwater in 2007 to focus on being a wife and then spent a few years in the Pinellas Sheriff's department. Both Jen and Mike knew they would homeschool their children and have been doing so since 2014.  She has been active on the Events Planning Team with PPEA for years and enjoys seeing families thrive as they follow the Lord's leading in home education. Her favorite verse is Philipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Jen Boisvert - PPEA Advertising Coordinator


Jen and her husband Fred have been married since 1989 and live in Oldsmar.  They have four children; Jaret [PPEA Graduate 2012]; Menica [PPEA Graduate 2014]; Aliesa (2000) and Eliot (2005).  Jen's desire to homeschool her children dates back to before her first was born. They attend Abundant Life Ministries in Largo where Jen has been active in children's ministry and homeschool support for 30 years.  She loves to read, garden and sew and spend time with family and friends.  Their family enjoys the outdoors by hiking, biking, boating, snokeling, sight seeing and participating Civil War reenactment.
Her favorite verse is Psalm 62:5 My soul waits thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.

Lori Meadows - Website Administrator

Lori Meadows

Lori has been married to her husband, Larry since 1991.  God blessed them with a son, Keaton; (PPEA Graduate 2012), beautiful daughter-in-law Sarah (PPEA Graduate 2012) and three precious grandbabies!  Now God has called her to homeschool a new young lady and remain active with the homeschool communities in both Pinellas and Polk counties. Lori also cares for her elderly mom.

Her favorite verse is Romans 15:13 (niv) May the God of hope give you all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope through the power of the holy spirit.