A chat with DeLise Bernard
Today I am chatting with DeLise Bernard of Surviving Homeschool, about all things homeschooling. We are in the midst of the back to school season and this episode is incredibly timely. So many parents are either making the leap to homeschool or considering dipping their toe in the water, and DeLise is a wealth of information about how to be successful on the journey. She shares about her own experience homeschooling her kids, how she has supported new homeschooling parents in this recent explosion of learning from home, and her best “survival tips” on how to get started the best way.
Whether you’re considering homeschool or facing some sort of distance learning in the next term, this is absolutely an episode to check out for awesome ideas to incorporate with your kids.
DeLise Bernard is an entrepreneur, homeschooling expert, and education consultant. While she and her husband have co-led their health management company, Beyond Excellence, for over 15 years, she’s also the founder of Surviving Homeschool, a community that supports working families thrust into schooling from home. Providing practical “survival tips”, catalogued educational resources, private and group coaching, and ongoing encouragement to over 7000 members, the team offers community and connection in a time of social distancing. Her advice has been featured on ABC, CBS, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post, as well as various podcasts, education websites, and popular parenting blogs. Her family’s homeschool was recently showcased in a George Washington University student-produced documentary for the school’s Masters program.
DeLise earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Stanford University. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and three children, where she is rejuvenated by spending time with friends, attending book clubs, and volunteering for her alma mater and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, a public service sorority.