About Ashley Lawson

Ashley Lawson is the customer relations manager for THSC. She loves the Lord and her family with all her heart, and she loves being a part of the amazing homeschool journeys of Texas families. Ashley is currently homeschooling, and runs a small business with her husband. She has served as treasurer and director of her homeschool co-op, school board trustee and secretary, VBS director, as well as serving with various church committees. Ashley and her husband Mike have six children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Homeschool Group Leaders + THSC = Future Leaders


This year has been a year of abundant joy, but it has not been free of its share of struggles.

Leaders are often faced with personal trials that they do not share outside of their closest inner circle. This can leave them feeling overwhelmed as they listen to complaints and criticism from others. Many are unaware of how leaders take these words to heart as they strive to continually improve the groups they serve.

Homeschool Group Leaders + THSC = Future Leaders2019-12-10T12:25:05-06:00

How to survive when God upends your best intentions!


Leadership in a co-op can be stressful. Though I was concerned about teaching this semester, I decided to teach a class of six- to eight-year-old children. I teach first hour, and it feels like the perfect time because the tender hearts of these children leave me better prepared to deal with some of the crazy things that happen in our co-op. On a recent cool, sunny morning in late September, I arrived early, with great plans to get into my classroom ahead of schedule. When I arrived, however, I noticed a terrible blackness all over the walls of the church. The church was engulfed in a swarm of crickets!

How to survive when God upends your best intentions!2019-12-10T13:30:22-06:00

Leadership Support Team: Do you want to see change? Be a part of the movement.


Home schooling across the country is booming. Our home school groups are growing too. For example, co-op enrollment in my group jumped about 33% from last semester! This is good news for a country clearly in need of strong leadership from the next generation. This alternate form of education we call home schooling, with discipleship starting inside the home,  has proven to be an excellent tool for growing leaders that are willing to stand for what they believe.

Leadership Support Team: Do you want to see change? Be a part of the movement.2019-12-10T13:31:03-06:00

Ely Butuyan: Recognizing a Homeschool Leader and Her Hard Work


Last fall, over 80 leaders crowded into the 2016 South Texas Leader’s Conference held at The Woodlands, Texas to enjoy informative workshops and see Ely Butuyan of LIGHT Katy Co-op selected as the 2016 South Texas Leader of the Year! It was exciting that she had been selected, because having met her, it was easy to see what an impact she has in Katy, Texas.

Ely Butuyan: Recognizing a Homeschool Leader and Her Hard Work2019-12-10T13:32:45-06:00

The Secret to Homeschooling with Confidence


I spent several days at the Convention in The Woodlands and was privileged to meet many dedicated home school group leaders at the Texas Leader’s Conference on Jul. 21, 2016. Afterward, I spent the evening and the next two days at the THSC booth. Although my feet were tired, I was constantly refreshed as I enjoyed the stories that so many shared. I love meeting people, and through these encounters this weekend, it was evident that most home school parents seek community. New moms and dads came seeking answers about the right curriculum, but during the conversations they expressed a great need for connection, guidance, and wisdom. I strongly believe local home school groups can meet these needs.

The Secret to Homeschooling with Confidence2019-12-10T13:33:37-06:00

Update with THSC to Keep Your Benefits!


Have you noticed the exciting new changes for home school groups on the THSC website this year? We listened to you and went to work to better meet the needs of home school group leaders!

Update with THSC to Keep Your Benefits!2019-12-10T13:34:20-06:00

Rock Your Home School World Like this Lady…


North Texas home school group leaders recently attended the North Texas Leader's Conference. Along with informative sessions from Andrew Pudewa, Tim Lambert, and David Gibbs III, we had the pleasure of meeting Abby Longley. Chad and Abby Longley of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE) were selected as our 2016 North Texas Leaders of the Year. They received many glowing nominations from the membership and leadership teams of BCHE!

Rock Your Home School World Like this Lady…2019-12-10T13:34:54-06:00

29 Ideas That Worked For Other Co-op Leaders


Summer is almost here, and most of our home school groups enjoy the summer off! For you, as a leader, it’s time for quiet mornings on the deck with your morning coffee and your Bible study. Maybe you prefer sipping an ice-cold lemonade and enjoying warm afternoons, blissfully listening to your children playing in the backyard while the sound of a distant lawnmower lulls you into a nap . . . .

But wait! You are a home school group leader, and that means it’s time to get ready for next semester!

29 Ideas That Worked For Other Co-op Leaders2019-12-10T13:35:23-06:00

Announcement: New Program for Home School Leaders


Home school group leaders work hard . . . sometimes late into the night! Often, when I’m working late into the evening, updating a lesson plan or preparing something for my home school group, I wonder about all of the other dedicated Texas home school group leaders who could be, at that very minute, working tirelessly to make their own personal home school great, and still running a much-needed group to serve home school families in their area! Those are the times that I know you might need to access resources--day and night. In the past you had to wait for some information because almost everyone else was still asleep!

Announcement: New Program for Home School Leaders2019-12-10T13:35:58-06:00
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