The Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who are passionate about home education and want to guide others on their homeschooling journey.
Our volunteer board members are engaging, hardworking, filled with great ideas, and perhaps most importantly, fun to be around.
Board of Directors
Leslie Kleppe – President
City of Residence – Hastings
Ages of children – 15 & 11
# of years homeschooling – 9
Describe your homeschooling style: My homeschooling style has evolved a LOT over the years. I started out doing school at home, but we’ve evolved to be very literature based, interest led, with a bit of structure in a few subjects (math and language arts). We spend a lot of time out of the house exploring the community and going on field trips.
What drew you to MHA as a board member: I saw a need in the community, and was able to take time out of my schedule to fill it. I believe it’s super important to help maintain the only completely inclusive homeschooling association in Minnesota.
5 Fun facts:
1) I’m a planner addict.
2) I love spending time in the great outdoors with my family
3) I work all night and homeschool all day
4) I’m slowly pursuing a history degree, which I plan to use when I’m done homeschooling.
5) My family is super involved in 4-H
City of residence: Columbia Heights
Ages of children: 19, 14 and 11
# of years homeschooling: Other than a rough stint in Kindergarten, we have always homeschooled.
Describe your homeschooling philosophy/style: We are eclectic unschoolers or child-led education. My children occasionally choose to do something more structured but we do a lot of learning from life and interest. We love that learning happens all the time and what we want to learn changes constantly.
What drew you to MHA as a board volunteer: I believe that we have to be good role models for our children and I believe that we should all volunteer our time to give back to our circle in some way. Being a board member seemed a natural progression as a way to give back to the homeschool community.
Fun Facts about you:
- I am an introvert.
- I love gaming with my boys.
- I have a wall of scarves.
- I hate shopping.
- I love doing crafts.
According to our bylaws, the Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance Board of Directors shall consist of at least 3 and up to 11 members. Officers of Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance shall be elected by the Board annually at the last meeting of each calendar year and effective immediately; or midyear, as needed to fill vacancies. The term of each director shall be two (2) years and expire on Dec. 31. Directors may serve four consecutive terms. The officers of Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors, and terms will expire at the first board meeting of each calendar year. Officers are encouraged to serve one three-year term, but may serve up to two.
Board meetings are typically held once a month and are open to the public. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check our Facebook events if you are interested in attending.