Brenda J. Haws has been teaching, training, and mentoring in the home school arena for nearly 20 years. She has developed and launched several Commonwealth Schools and trained and supported the development and growth of many others across the country. Her wisdom and insight into family and community education is sought repeatedly by others and she regularly presents to groups large and small about her vision and passion for enduring educational ideals and principles. She is the current President of the New Commonwealth Schools Association, a newly formed alliance supporting the ongoing training and organizational development of 85+ Commonwealth Schools across the country. She is the mother of 6 children and currently resides in St. George, Utah.