Paul and Valerie Rose of Tulsa were married in 1987 and homeschooled their 6 children from their toddler years through highschool. Over the years, they have used a variety of techniques, curriculums, and coops for a rich and rewarding experience and have met many wonderful friends in the home-school community along the way. In addition to running a generous and hospitable home, Valerie has served as co-op leaders, homeschool event planner, and was a Support Manager and Downtown Campus Director for Classical Conversations. Paul owns his own architecture and engineering firm where he practices as an architectural and structural engineer. They have been members of First United Methodist Tulsa since they were married, but like to visit other churches to worship with friends, too. After serving on the Tulsa OCHEC Convention Committee, the Roses joined the Trustee Board in 2011. The Roses are known for large family-oriented gatherings at their midtown home with a warm fire to gather around, good food, fun games, and interesting conversations into the late hours. “Our home-school adventure has blessed us with children who have a wide variety of interests, gifts, and passions and kept us all close as a family.”
Brad & Julie McIntosh of Porter have been married since 1994 and have four children. They have homeschooled two children through high school who are now in college. They have 2 children still homeschooling in junior high and high school. They are active leaders in their local support group and are part of a Classical Conversations campus. Brad and Julie are both family physicians. Brad is in a three-man Christian private practice and Julie is the Medical Director at the Muskogee County Health Department. They also enjoy teaching and serving in their local church, outdoor activities, and travel.
Kevin and Kathy Collins were married in 1992 and have 2 children. Sierra, 19, is a sophomore at Cameron University in Lawton, OK. pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and Noah, 15, is a sophomore in high school. Kathy left her career as a teacher at a private Christian school in 1999 as she and Kevin felt God’s calling to homeschool their children. They have been homeschooling for 15 years and are active in their local homeschool group in Lawton. Kevin serves as an elder of their church Legacy Faith and Family after being a youth pastor for 15 years. God has used Kevin’s experience with youth and Kathy’s teaching experience at the elementary level over the years in granting them wisdom, teaching them perseverance, and guiding them on their path of homeschooling. They enjoy entertaining in their home whether it be adults or a house full of teens. They count it a blessing to be serving on the board of trustees and getting to know and supporting homeschoolers across the state.
Jonathan and Christa Bartlett met in high school and have been married since 1998. They began homeschooling in 2006 and are still teaching their kids at home. Jonathan and Christa are active in their local homeschooling community, acting as directors for Classical Conversations, helping put on events with HSOK and Ignite Education, encouraging and educating homeschooling parents, and developing homeschool-focused curriculum. They also are heavily involved in their local church. Jonathan works for ITX Corp, a contract software development firm.
Jim & Renee Vasher
Previous Board Members
- Marcus and Lois Hulings (2000-2018)
- Dan and Dana Wilson (2003-2018)