Christian Home Educators of Ohio is honored to be a watcher on the legislative wall in the state of Ohio. CHEO Legislative Representative, Melanie Elsey, attends monthly State Board of Education meetings and provides analysis of pending legislation and potential changes in policy that would have an impact on home educating families. CHEO works closely with the Home School Legal Defense Association; together both organizations have been very effective in protecting the rights of homeschoolers.
Melanie Elsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Bachelor of Science degree in special education. After serving as a learning disabilities teacher in Ohio’s public school system, she stepped out the classroom to fulltime responsibilities at home. She and her husband, John, home educated their three children (K-12) and are now enjoying grandparenthood.
Melanie has served as CHEO’s legislative liaison since 1994. She and John, currently serve on CHEO’s Board of Directors.