Debra Bell


Why Home Educate?

What Does the Research Say: Natural & Non-Institutional Learning


Home Education Researcher  |  Veteran Homeschool Mom, Best-selling Author & Speaker

Debra Bell, Ph.D. is the best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to HomeschoolingUltimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens, and the Ultimate Planners for moms, teens, and students. Her articles on homeschooling have been widely published. She has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous international and national venues for more than twenty years. During her homeschooling years, Debra founded three homeschool co-ops which continue today. A pioneer in online education, today she is executive director and lead teacher for Aim Academy, which provides online college prep and AP® courses for 7th-12th graders both stateside and abroad.

Debra holds a bachelor’s of science in communications education, and a master’s degree in English. After homeschooling, she completed a Ph.D. in educational psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12; all of whom are now married, degreed, and employed.  

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GHEC 2012

Berlin Declaration