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Smoky Mountain Home Education Association membership is a dual membership with The Tennessee Home Education Association.
 It provides vital support at the state, regional, and local support group levels. Click here to see how the three levels work. Join SMHEA
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The Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA) is a Christian led organization serving homeschooling families in eighteen East Tennessee counties   including and surrounding Knoxville and Knox County.  SMHEA is the local chapter of the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), and membership in SMHEA includes membership in THEA, thus giving access to state, regional, and local homeschooling resources.
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Smoky Mountain Home Educator's Conference Presents:

"Hope for the Family"

Keynote Speaker: Kirk Martin of Calm Christian Parenting
Jan 31st and Feb 1st, 2014: Mark your calendar.
Location: Fellowship Church on Middlebrook Pike

Learn more about Kirk Martin on YouTube or at

All parents are welcome, not just homeschoolers, not just Christians (Christian perspective)... these topics apply to everyone!

Conference Details​​
Conference Schedule​
Lunch Menu​​
Contact Laura Bailey if you'd like to help at donandlaurabailey @
Are you familiar with the Common Core movement in American Education?  If not, please read the two short explanations linked below:

Common Core State Standards Explanation

Common Core Problems Paper​​

For a comprehensive summary of textbook publishers' responses to CCCS, please visit ​​
"Hope for the Family" Conference
Common Core
2014 Graduation Meeting Dates Set  Click Here
HOMESCHOOLERS! Mom's (BI-Monthly) Meeting
Encouragement for new and 'used' homeschooling moms!

Please join veteran homeschooling Moms for an evening of fellowship and encouragement. Topic:  Choosing Curriculum. This is an ideal place for the isolated, NEW homeschooling mom! All veteran moms needing encouragement are welcome as well!

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 6:30- 8:30
Place: Cedar Springs Christian Stores- North Peters Rd.
(Upstairs Conference Room)

Refreshments will be served as we 'refresh' our hearts and minds together!

(SMHEA and Cedar Springs Christian Stores have partnered to provide encouragement to New homeschooling families in the Knoxville and surrounding areas)

For more information contact erinrdunn @

Application ​Deadline is February 15
for the ​SMHEA Richard and Nancy Brown Alumni Scholarship
Click Here