Diane Flynn Keith
Diane Flynn Keith is the Editor-In-Chief of Homefires.com, a website devoted to kindling a life-long love of learning and empowering parents around the world with the support and resources needed to help their children get a meaningful education at home.
When she and her husband, Cliff, decided to homeschool their two sons in 1992, there was a definitive void of information. As she located and networked with other homeschool families, she began publishing Homefires — The Journal of Homeschooling, which eventually became an online journal and resource center for homeschool families at www.Homefires.com.
Now, Diane is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in education outside the traditional classroom walls. She has coached thousands of homeschool parents through her websites, writing, speaking engagements, classes, private consultations, ezines, books, ebooks, and discussion lists.
She is a featured columnist for The Link National Homeschool Magazine, a Contributing Editor for Homeschool Buyers Co-op, and has written for:
- Home Education Magazine
- Life Learning Magazine
- Practical Homeschooling Magazine
- RAW (Real Authentic Women) Magazine
- The California HomeSchooler
- California Homeschool Network News
- The Old SchoolHouse Magazine
- and many other publications, ezines, and blogs.
She has contributed to a number of books on homeschooling including:
- The Homeschooling Almanac
- The California Homeschool Guide
- The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
- and Homeschooling Styles
Diane is well-known for her best-selling, innovative book, Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities To Turn Travel Time Into Learning Time. It is chock-full of educational travel games families can enjoy whether they are running a 5-minute errand or taking a 500-mile road trip. Originally published by a division of Random House in 2002, the book was updated and re-released in September, 2009.
To learn more visit www.Carschooling.com.
She is the co-author of two eBooks, UniversalPreschool.com's Learning Calendar and the newly released, Learning with Little Lulu Lemon. Both eBooks offer fun, hands-on learning activities that parents can do with young children ages 3-7.
Diane also publishes the popular ClickSchooling e-newsletter with free daily, web-based curriculum ideas that serves thousands of homeschool families.
In addition to being a prolific writer, Ms. Keith is a popular keynote speaker at education conferences and seminars including:
- The California Homeschool Network EXPO in Ontario, California
- The Home=Education Conference in Sacramento, California
- The Link Homeschool Conference in Pasadena California
- The Minnesota Homeschoolers Alliance Conference in New Brighton, Minnesota
- The Nevada Homeschool Network Conference in Las Vegas, NV
- The Oregon Home Education Network Conference in Portland, Oregon
- The Valley Home Educators Conference in Modesto, California
Diane has also been a featured presenter on homeschool teleconferences sponsored by Homeschool.com.
Since 1992, Diane has produced and hosted homeschool workshops, seminars, and conferences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and northern California.
Ms. Keith has been a distinguished presenter at Professional Development seminars and conferences for teachers in public school and public charter school home study programs throughout southern California. Since 1997 she has been a regular guest speaker at Child-Parent Relations and Child-Family Community classes at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She teaches "Homeschool 101" classes for the San Mateo County Community College District at the College of San Mateo as well.
Ms. Keith has also testified in court as a Homeschool Expert Witness.
Diane has been interviewed about home education on television for ABC, CBS, and NBC. She has been interviewed, quoted or featured for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The Contra Costa Times, and many, many more. She has been a guest on national and top commercial radio programs such as The John and Ken show on KFI in Los Angeles, and on public radio stations as well.
In 2004, Diane organized opposition to government funded and/or mandated preschool programs and founded UniversalPreschool.com that offers free resources, activities, information and support to parents who help their little ones learn at home.
Through her efforts Diane seeks to liberate families from the constraints of conventional schooling so they can identify and nurture their unique gifts and talents to create happy extraordinary lives.
To contact Diane Flynn Keith:
Email: Diane Flynn Keith
180 El Camino Real, Suite 10
Millbrae, CA 94030