Zan and her husband, Joe, homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school. When Zan began homeschooling in 1984, she was threatened with jail, and after prolonged legal battles, Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) in 1990 and served as its president for 10 years. A longtime speaker, writer, and homeschooling advocate, Zan derives joy from encouraging homeschooling parents. She is the director of Apologia Press and has served as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org. The author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential, she is also a popular columnist. Her articles appear in a variety of online and print publications, including HSLDA’s “Court Report,” and she has appeared on NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric. Zan is also the South Carolina Ambassador for the Home School Foundation, a ministry dedicated to helping homeschool families in need.
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