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Debbie StrayerHomeschooling Today MagazineThe HEDUA team extends its condolences to the Strayer and Wiggers families as they mourn Debra Strayer’s sudden passing last week. Our thoughts go out to them at this difficult time. Please join us in praying for God’s comfort in the days ahead.

Debbie Strayer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and has many years of experience as an educator, consultant, and student evaluator. She is the former editor and co-founder of Homeschooling Today magazine, now published by her daughter Ashley Wiggers and her husband Alex. Debbie is also author of Gaining Confidence to Teach, editor of The Homeschool Answer Book by her mentor, Dr. Ruth Beechick, and co-author of the Learning Language Arts Through Literature series, published by Geography Matters. Debbie is also creator and co- author of the Trail Guide to Learning curriculum series.

Debbie is survived by her husband and two children.

View Rebecca Keliher’s interview with Debra Strayer on the topic of her book and seminar — a homeschool mother’s “Confidence to Teach and Learn” here.

Share your Tribute to Debra Strayer

Geography Matters will host a tribute to Debbie Strayer on the Trail Guide to Learning Facebook page live on Thursday, June 27 from 9-11 PM EST. Please join us and share how Debbie impacted your life and homeschooling experience.

Donations are being accepted in order to carry on her vision. Visit to contribute to her work.