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Dale Turner and Penny Ross


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dale is the Executive Pastor/Church Administrator of Hope Chapel. His duties include overseeing the church's homeschool program.

Penny and her husband Greg have been homeschooling for 18 years. Their son Joe, an electrical engineer, has mentored 4 different FIRST teams. Daughter Amy, a former Beach 'Botter, is finishing up a college degree in linguistics, while son Andy, a high school senior, is busy applying to mechanical engineering programs.


Homeschooling Articles by Dale Turner and Penny Ross

Teens Take Top Tech Trophy How a team made up largely of homeschoolers won the "World Series" of robot competitions.

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