Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency

Carolyn McKeon

 Dr. Carolyn McKeon holds a Bachelor's of Science as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, a Master’s of Science in Reading and Language Arts, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis in K-12 Teaching and Learning. Dr. McKeon also holds a second M.S. Ed in Instructional Technology for Adult Learning-Higher Education as well as a second B.S. in Business Administration. In October, 2018 she completed her 6th degree in Criminology.

She is a homeschooling mom to 4 young men for the last 22 years. Has successfully graduated 3 students from high school and one from college (with 2 currently in college). She is at the end of her personal homeschooling career with only a 10th grader left at home. She supports all types of homeschooling styles, but is most fond of self-directed learning (delight driven, unschooling). She has been an evaluator for the last 5 years.

As an evaluator, I do both in person and long distance evaluations. I offer the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (Revised). I will travel up to 1.5 hours for an evaluation or somewhere in between. I will come to you at your convenience, meet in a public place, or you can come to my home (whatever works for you and your family). I do not have a set fee. The fee is determined by the individual family based on their own personal budget. I will even barter for services. While I have a large base of students (300+ evals a year), I am always willing to work with a new family. I have worked with several college entrance, military entrance, and athlete families. Most recently I have gone through the rigors of NCAA requirements for homeschooling athletes.  

On a professional level, she has more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in primary and secondary education, including 12 years of experience in higher education as an online instructor for 3 different colleges. Prior to working in higher education, she worked as a community based classroom instructor in various learning cooperatives and ran a successful private speech and reading tutor business. In 2009, she founded and ran Maranatha Mission Learning Community, a private, religious school in the Commonwealth of PA. The school remained open for six years. At its closing there were over 180 students enrolled. She also volunteers as a homeschool volleyball coach in her local community for co-ed athletes 9-18 years of age. She has been doing this for the last five years.

Dr. McKeon has successfully published her dissertation as well as “The 6 R’s of a positive facilitator” in the Journal of eLearning and Online Teaching. Other publications include articles in Growing Together, an alternative learning publication. She presented at the KU Village in 2009 and at a professional development conference in 2014 for Rasmussen College regarding Fostering Presence through Effective and Timely Feedback. Dr. McKeon is also a PA Keys Qualified Instructor in the Commonwealth of PA as well as a PD Specialist for the National CDA Council.

Dr. McKeon’s professional memberships include the National Association for Professional Women.  She spent 2 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in PA. She is also a member of HSLDA. She is a peer reviewer for both the Journal of eLearning and Online Teaching and Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR). She is currently a full-time adjunct with Purdue University Global, and part-time adjunct at Rasmussen College and Northampton Community College.

Dr. Carolyn McKeon


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