Eleven years ago, TOS was a black-and-white newsletter published by Paul and Gena Suarez (and sometimes the Suarez kids helped). Over the years, God has grown TOS and allowed the magazine to develop into an interactive-digital magazine created and supported by a large team of staff members who work from their homes all over the United States and Canada.
Many staff members work behind the scenes. You may never “meet” these staff members when you contact TOS, but the work they do is vital to keep The Old Schoolhouse® running smoothly and to make sure you get the homeschool help and support you count on TOS to deliver.
The Operations Department runs the business end of things taking care of payroll, legal matters, and other issues pertaining to running TOS.
The Marketing Department handles all TOS promotional materials, E-Newsletters, and E-Books.
The staff in the Advertising Sales Department search out quality homeschool curriculum and products that are advertised in the magazine, on the website, and in our E-Newsletters.
You will see the products that come out of the Special Projects group, but probably won’t meet the developers. Curiosity Files, TOS Planners, and other publications are produced by this group.
The Web Department makes sure the website is working properly and that you can easily navigate to find the information you need.
More visible staff members are the people you’ll meet when you contact us via phone or email, those you see spotlighted in the Homeschool Faculty section of the magazine, tor those you meet during a Schoolhouse Expo.
Our front-line staff are the kind, compassionate people who work in our Customer Service Department. When you have a question or a problem, they’ll jump right in to help.
Although a lot of the work that our Production Department does is behind the scenes–graphic design, editing, contacting writers, etc.–you’ve probably “met” Deborah Wuehler, our senior editor who heads up the department. The people in this department make sure the magazine and other publications are published on time and without errors.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how a product works or if it will work for you, you’ve probably “met” members of the Homeschool Crew. These homeschooling parents use curriculum and homeschool products with their children and tell you exactly what they did or did not like.
The Schoolhouse Expo staff run the TOS Expos and the popular Old Schoolhouse® Classes that are produced live and then archived on the website.
Our Schoolhouse Store staff stock interesting homeschooling products for you. They also make sure your checkout process is easy and that you receive exactly what you ordered
The writers, editors, and manager over at Molly Green Magazine bring you tips to help you make your budget s-t-r-e-t-c-h.
Over all the staff are Paul and Gena Suarez. They provide inspiration and hands-on guidance to all staff members.
And though you won’t find Him listed on our staff tree, God is over everything that TOS does. He has the final say, and the magazine and its future are in His hands.
If you have met any of our staff members, you know they have a heart for homeschooling and a desire to serve the Lord in everything they do. Most of our staff members have years of experience schooling their own children or sitting under the tutelage of their parents when they were homeschooled. All members of the TOS team are passionate about homeschooling and desire to advance the cause of Christ as we support parents who are training their children spiritually and educationally.
The vision Deborah Wuehler, Senior Editor, has for TOS is the same vision our staff members share. Deborah says,
My personal vision for the direction of The Old Schoolhouse®
Magazine is to continue to lift up the Lord in every endeavor, every action, and every word spoken or written. This magazine was birthed by Him, and continues to grow because of Him, and we give Him
all the glory and honor in all things. This must continue or we have no need to carry on . . .
My vision for the future is that as homeschooling grows, so TOS grows, and concurrently, that as TOS grows, more families will be introduced to home education through our many and varied resources.
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