Board of Directors

Learning and Families is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our entire leadership team is here to help you in any way we can. On Co-op days, you can find us in the blue t-shirts at the Support Table in the gym. Don’t hesitate to stop and ask questions or email us anytime. We are here to serve your family!

Executive Board
Jody Hagaman 
President
 

Jody is mom to three homeschool grads, ages 34 (law school grad), 27 (police academy grad), and 23 (currently in college), and also a homeschooling grandmother to her first grade granddaughter. She has been homeschooling for more than 20 years. Jody co-hosted a syndicated parenting radio show, was a columnist, travels and speaks nationwide at homeschool conventions, and writes curriculum.  

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Allison Flagg
Vice President

Allison has been involved with Learning and Families for the past 6 years. She is the mother of two daughters ages 10 and 13 and has been homeschooling both since they were in Kindergarten. When Allison isn’t busy homeschooling, she and her husband enjoy remodeling houses together, all while running their own Home Improvement company in Sarasota.

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Karrie Beckmann
Treasurer
 

Karrie has enjoyed project management since she was a teen. Juggling all the pieces of a project and making sure things were completed correctly and on time is why she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She also enjoys working with numbers and even considered becoming a CPA at one point. These passions have translated well to her role as the Treasurer for LAF which she has held since June 2020. She has two high school children whom she homeschools.

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Rebecca Wax
Secretary
 

Rebecca is wife to Michael for 22 years and mom to two boys, ages 16 and 19. She is passionate about homeschooling and great books of all kinds.

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Other Board Of Director Members
Bailey Stiegler 
Co-op Support Director
 

Bailey has been married to Ronnie for sixteen years. They have three kids, ages eleven to sixteen. This is Bailey’s twelfth year homeschooling. She has been on the LAF Board of Directors for 10 years. Bailey is passionate about helping her kids pursue their dreams.

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Madeline Bryant 
Co-op Support Director
 

Madeline is a homeschooling mom of four, ranging from 1st grade to 9th grade. She has homeschooled from the beginning and is in her Seventh year at LAF. She was a facilitator for five years and on the Board of Directors for four. Madeline enjoys reading, serving at church, and coffee.

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Jenni Stahlmann
Communications Director
 

Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven children, ages 5 to 24, including one child on the autism spectrum. The Stahlmann family has homeschooled since 2004 and has belonged to LAF since 2008. Their oldest four are LAF grads. One of her grads recently graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, and another two earned the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. Jenni’s fourth child Sam is the founder of the LAF Theatre Troupe. Jenni was a journalist and columnist for more than 20 years and hosted a nationally syndicated parenting radio show and column. She currently writes curriculum and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada with business partner (and LAF President) Jody Hagaman, speaking at homeschool conventions.

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