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The IAHE Board of Directors

Steve & Penny Taylor

Steve & Penny Taylor


Steve & Penny Taylor reside near Stilesville, Indiana (Putnam County).  Steve serves as President of the IAHE.  Steve and Penny are the parents of nine children, ranging in age from 17 to 34 years of age, and have homeschooled for 29 years. They served as Regional Reps for ten years prior to joining the Board. Their family is active in 4-H with archery, shooting sports, and livestock projects. With some children now married, they are enjoying a new season of life – that of being grandparents – and passing the baton to the next generation of home educators.
Phil & Debi Ketron

Phil & Debi Ketron

Vice President

Phil & Debi Ketron reside in Guilford, Indiana (Dearborn County).  Phil serves as Vice President and Secretary of the IAHE. Debi serves as the IAHE Legislative Director.  They served as IAHE Region 8 Representatives for five years before joining the Board of Directors.  They homeschooled for 21 years, and their four children are homeschool graduates.  The two oldest have earned bachelor degrees, one of which is a CPA, and their two youngest children are currently in college.  The Ketrons had been involved in homeschool leadership in southeastern Indiana for many years.  They hope to be a blessing to the families of Indiana through their service at the IAHE.

Frank & Jackie Franks

Frank & Jackie Franks


Frank & Jackie Franks reside in Pendleton, Indiana (Madison County) on their 80 acre farm. Frank serves as Treasurer of the IAHE. They have home educated and graduated their children Caleb, Rebecca, and John-Paul. Another daughter Amy lives in Austin, TX, with her husband and three sons. Seeing the faults of how they lived their early lives, they decided to, with God’s help, raise adults committed to Christ. They felt the best way to do this was to intentionally homeschool and disciple. Without discipleship, they feel that the results of home education will be no better or worse than any other form of education.
Mark & Tara Bentley

Mark & Tara Bentley


Mark & Tara Bentley first entered the homeschooling world in 2001 when they decided to pull their oldest daughter from the public school system. Looking back, it’s clear to see how God directed each step of their journey. Both of their daughters have since graduated high school. Mark and Tara have been active in their local homeschool community for many years and consider it a blessing to serve other families as they seek support and encouragement while beginning their own homeschool journey.

Greg & Kimberly Laskowski

Greg & Kimberly Laskowski

Board members

Greg & Kimberly Laskowski reside near Bedford, Indiana (Lawrence County). They have homeschooled for 14 years and have three children ranging in age from 7 to 18 years of age. The Laskowskis believe the two most important goals of home education is giving their children a love for The Lord in which they know, serve, and seek Him each day. Next, they desire to give their children a love for learning. During the twenty years that Greg served in the United States Navy, the Laskowskis home educated in five states. They served as Regional Reps for three years, and also serve as the Exhibit Hall Coordinators for the IAHE’s Home Educators’ Convention. Greg and Kimberly seek to help men and women in their God given biblical roles and encourage others in their journey as home educators.

The IAHE owes a debt of gratitude to the following couples for their tireless efforts as they served on the IAHE Board of Directors:

* denotes founding Board members
# denotes original Board

  • Judge Ken & Joyce Johnson *#
  • Mark & Ellen Bell *#
  • Doug  & Nancy Jesch *#
  • Dick & Susan Griffith #
  • Gary & Julie Olin #
  • Eric & Genny Zeller #
  • Phil & Marylou Sampley
  • Eldon & Susan Cain
  • Ric & Theresa Edwards
  • Linc & Nancy Mathis
  • Rick & Sherrie Payne
  • Steve & Cindy Morris
  • Stan & Marilyn Durnell
  • Steve & Cindy Byrkett
  • Greg & Kathleen Fowl
  • Brian & Delaine Thomas
  • Steve & Penny Taylor
  • Phil & Debi Ketron
  • Frank & Jackie Franks
  • Mark & Tara Bentley
  • Tom & Lisa Heady
  • Dan & Shawn King
  • Greg & Kimberly Laskowski