Military & Leader Receptions

For Military Homeschoolers & Homeschool Leadership

We will be connecting, encouraging, and supporting HEAV’s military homeschoolers and homeschool leaders from across Virginia.

Military Coffee Reception

Friday, June 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in B-20.

We will be highlighting HEAV’s and HSLDA’s resources and services for military homeschoolers and introducing you to Virginia school liaison officers from bases across Virginia. Home School Legal Defense Association is sponsoring the reception. Food and beverage will be provided. This event is an opportunity for military homeschoolers and spouses.

Leader Tea Reception

Friday, June 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in B-20.

We will be highlighting HEAV’s resources and services for homeschool leaders. This will be an opportunity for us to encourage you as leaders and for you to network with other leaders across the state of Virginia. Food and beverage will be provided. This event is an opportunity for homeschool leaders and spouses that are leaders. No children, please.

Military Track on Thursday

Military: How to Follow Homeschool Law ~ HEAV E-21 C

Thursday, June 9, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Military families move often from state to state. How do we know which state laws to follow? Does it matter what we list as our state of residence on our page 2? Or where we own a home? Is there any exemption from state homeschool laws for military families?

Military: PCS and Homeschooling ~ HSLDA E-21 C

Thursday, June 9, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Most military families relocate every few years. This frequent relocation means readjustment to new environments and forming new relationships. For homeschooling families, it also means considering how to continue homeschooling amid a PCS move. This workshop will offer some practical ideas and tools to handle these transitions with grace.

Natalie Mack

Natalie Mack is an author, speaker, and veteran home educator with over twenty-one years of service to military homeschooling families and military homeschool support group leadership. She is known for her words of encouragement and advocacy for homeschooling, particularly during the journey from high school to college. She is a mom of five, three college graduates, one college sophomore, and a ninth grader. She is a very newly retired Navy Chaplain’s spouse after serving alongside her husband for 34 years of military service.

She currently serves as president of Belvoir Home Educators, an active military homeschool support group in northern Virginia, and owns a jewelry business, which she loves.

In response to many requests to provide marital enhancement workshops and how-to-homeschool seminars, Natalie and her husband established Mack Family Consulting LLC. In 2020, she became an HSLDA high school educational consultant. Since 2021, she has served as the military outreach coordinator for HSLDA. She provides educational consultation to military members, speaks at homeschooling conferences, hosts Facebook Lives and webinars, supports school liaison officers, and assists military homeschool support groups with registration in the HSLDA group directory.

In 2017, she put on her caregiving hat by relocating her mother-in-law to reside with them. “A New Grandma in the House” chronicles the challenges and joys of caregiving. She has also written for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, sharing her perspective on military life with the article “Fair Winds and Following Seas” and the sandwich generation with “5 Tips for Living Life in the Middle.” She is currently writing two soon-to-be-released books titled 100 Tips for Homeschoolers and an informative journal titled Homeschooling on the Move: Military-Style that shares the process of packing and homeschooling during a PCS. A frequent guest on podcasts and virtual homeschool conferences, she can be contacted at or

Many thanks to our military reception sponsor!

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Already registered for the convention?  Add an event for yourself or your family easily through this online form. Questions? Call the HEAV office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 804-278-9200.

Convention Sponsors

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