About Us

Who We Are

We are a group of volunteer homeschool veterans who enjoy 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 through educational and family fun events, information sharing and encouragement. 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.

Our Team

Scott Loden

Chair and Treasurer

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.

Jennifer Scott

Support Group Lead

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.

She has been homeschooling 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.

Sarah Hebert

High School/Senior Events/Graduation Coordinator

Sarah and Her husband have been married since 2005 and were blessed with three children. They have been  homeschooling since 2009 intend to complete their journey in the next two years. They are a family who loves adventure and the outdoors. As a family they have been an active part of the PPEA for many years. They love their homeschool community and the friendships they have made throughout the years. Sarah is responsible for high school  activity and event planning with the PPEA

Jenifer Moore

High School/Senior Events/Graduation Coordinator

Jenifer and her husband Jason have been married since 2008. They live in St. Petersburg  with their 4 children Haydn (PPEA Graduate 2019), Kai, AnaLucia, Henry and daughter in law Aly. She began her homeschool journey in 2013.

Her ministry experience includes inner city youth & local homeless, and the Salvation Army. She loves spending quality time with her family enjoying downtown, and finds refuge in the gym.

Favorite verse: 2 Cor. 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the bringing down of strongholds.

Lori Meadows

Website Administrator

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 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.

PPEA Membership Perks


Once again we have some FUN and EXCITING family fun events and great all ages field trips scheduled for this year! Plenty of adventures are in store – be sure to login and check out the Events tab & our Facebook page often and join us!


The PPEA has hosted a beautiful graduation ceremony for seniors for well over twenty years. If you have a senior it’s time to GET EXCITED!

Graduation is a formal cap and gown ceremony that brings tears and draws crowds of several hundred friends and family! It is one of our largest event with over 800 people in attendance, it is an event you and your loved ones will cherish forever.


Amazing and FUN events where teens can come together for fellowship and FUN! Be prepared for some wacky & cool events. Keep checking the High School Events page to find out about upcoming events!!!


Fun & beautiful gatherings for current and alumni PPEA member teens to fellowship and dance.


* Online Sign-Up and PayPal payment at your fingertips for Events

* Private Facebook page for Members

* Calendar of Events to help you plan activities & field trips

* Information you can use & a community of members you can count on!



Your Membership card is a passport to discounts. Take it with you wherever educational discounts are offered. Save Money when you sign up for the FPEA…as a PPEA member you get $ off your FPEA membership!

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