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April 26-28, 2024 | Rockaway Beach, OR

Plenary Speaker | Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly lives in a little town on the prairie called Windom, Minnesota. She and her husband Kent have home-educated their six children for 28 years using the principles and practices of Charlotte Mason. After meeting and listening to Susan Schaeffer Macaulay speak on education at the 1994 L’Abri Conference in Rochester, MN, she decided to wholeheartedly pursue this way of learning and living. Nancy has helped build a thriving CM educational community in southwest Minnesota that continues to grow. She started the Parents’ Midwest Educational Union (PMEU), a parents’ book discussion group; Truth, Beauty, Goodness (TBG), a student learning cooperative; Living Education Lessons; and the Living Education Retreat, now in its 17th year of sharing and spreading the ideas of Charlotte Mason.


Seventeen years ago she began sharing her knowledge and experience across the country speaking on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy at conferences and retreats. She is a sought-after educational consultant and mentor. A trip with Kent and dear friends to Ambleside, England in 2014 forever changed her understanding of Mason’s teacher training and deepened her love for Mason’s relational philosophy. She is a book rescuer and has republished several inspiring texts important to the CM community. You can read her blog and other doings at her website, Sage Parnassus. She enjoys family, ‘bright eyes,’ helping others implement the CM method with peace, Shakespeare, exploring the flora and fauna of new places, and of course…books.


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The parent who believes that the possibilities of

virtuous training are unlimited will set to work

with cheerful confidence. . . "

-Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children

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