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Company Management

Michael Knott - Director of Homeschool and HomeWorks by Precept Michael was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania and is now the proud father of four, who are early in their homeschooled education. He has worked for Precept Marketing Group since 2004 and has been involved in many aspects of the business including but not limited to: marketing, sales, information technology, social media, and more. He has also run his own successful web development business which focused heavily on graphic arts, social media, and customer service. Michael has also been informally involved with HomeWorks almost since it's conception, by developing many of the sales processes, reporting, marketing pieces, and web platforms that make HomeWorks a success today. His passion is to encourage the next generation to become a light in a dark world that desperately needs to see God. In his spare time Michael enjoys fishing, DIY home projects, serves on his church's board, and is the Commander of an AWANA program.

Eujeana Chism - Manager - Trainer and Customer & Consultant Development Eujeana is a veteran homeschool mom of over 20 years, who used BJU Press Homeschool materials to build a strong foundation for her four children. Education has always been very important to both Eujeana and her husband, Mark. They believe that BJU Press provided the high-quality academics needed to keep their children on track while allowing them the time to explore each child's interests after academics. She homeschooled her children from the beginning and her last child graduated in 2014.

Eujeana has had the privilege of talking with homeschoolers all over the country, sharing what has worked for her family throughout the years to accomplish a well-rounded education for her children. All four of her children are now adults, three of them are married, and all are successful and happy. She became HomeWorks by Precept Consultant in 2004, grew to lead and build two different teams as a senior consultant, and currently serves as Trainer and Customer Development Manager since 2017.

Eujeana enjoys traveling with her husband Mark, blogging, and sharing about her homeschool journey and family travels. She also loves to draw and wood burn. Her life verse is Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice.”

Ray Shup - Manager - Operations Ray joined the BJU Press staff in 1999 after 28 years in the medical radiology sales and services field. Ray was the first full-time homeschool representative for BJU Press in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia and Kentucky. After the transition to Precept Marketing Group, Ray served as the territory manager for Christian schools and homeschoolers in Virginia. Ray is currently the Field Operations Manager for HomeWorks By Precept. You can contact him with any questions relating to Curriculum Displays. Outside Ray’s career he enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail, woodworking, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Ray and his wife Pam have three formerly-homeschooled, newly-married children, and one adorable grandson.

Sharon Fisher - Manager - Curriculum Specialist, Speaker Coordinator, and Social Media Sharon Fisher holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. She has 14 years of full-time teaching experience at the elementary level, and has spent three years as curriculum coordinator for Bob Jones Academy and elementary author for BJU Press. She is listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. She has contributed to a variety of elementary educational materials and has presented workshops both nationally and internationally on a variety of elementary-level subjects and teaching methods at Christian and homeschool conventions. Sharon is the mother of four grown sons: Matt, Dan, Joey, and Josh. She and her husband, Curt, enjoy traveling whenever possible and ministering in their local church. Her greatest desire is to encourage others to know and walk with Christ and to help parents and teachers in their endeavor to teach children with a biblical worldview. Her life verse is Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

Janelle Miller - Manager - Convention Coordinator & Assistant Janelle grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education. It has always been her desire to use her degree to share the love of Christ with children as well as educate them by using biblical principles. She is looking forward to helping promote gospel-centered educational materials and helping the consultants do the same. Outside of work, she is a foster parent and enjoys ministering at her church and camp, travelling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Zan Tyler - Manager - Speaker, Author, and Advocate Zan Tyler’s homeschool journey began in 1984. The state superintendent of education threatened her with jail for insisting on teaching her son at home. For the next eight years, she and her family battled for homeschool freedom and the establishment of landmark homeschool legislation in South Carolina. In 1990, she founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools and served as its president for ten years. Her fight for homeschool freedom has led her to serve as the National Grassroots Director for, to advocate for homeschooling in the media (appearing on NBC’s Today Show) and at the nation’s capital, and to write profusely about the benefits of homeschooling.

Zan’s passion is to encourage parents to raise children who love the Lord, understand their callings in life, and become active citizens who understand the principles of freedom that undergird our American heritage. She loves sharing about BJU Press homeschool curriculum and demonstrating how it provides a way for homeschooling moms to achieve those goals. She considers the twenty-one-years she and her husband, Joe, spent homeschooling their three children from kindergarten through high school to be one of the greatest privileges of her life. Zan and Joe have three children and seven grandchildren.

In 2015 Zan was presented with the Chris Klicka Award for her dedication and commitment to home education worldwide. BJU Press recently released Zan’s third book, Refined: A Homeschool Mom’s Call to Trust. You can find Zan at

Senior Consultants

Senior HomeWorks By Precept consultants are not only consultants themselves, but also lead a team of consultants by assisting them with questions, organizing events, and helping them understand products. Every consultant within HomeWorks By Precept reports to one of the following senior consultants. If you need to find a local consultant please use the link below.
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Nicole Haney - West Coast Territory Nicole has lived in Arizona for 37 years, the last 21 years of which she has spent in the city of Yuma. Jason, her husband of 23 years, and her two wonderful sons, Caleb and Joshua, are very active in their church. Jason and Nicole lead the youth group as well as sing in the choir with their sons. Nicole has an Associates Degree in General Studies from Pima Community College in Tucson, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University Yuma Campus, and a Master’s Degree in Multicultural/Bilingual Education (also from NAU Yuma). She taught 4th grade for 5 years in a public school. In 2002, the Lord impressed upon Nicole that she needed to be home with her boys, and thus began her homeschooling journey beginning with Kindergarten. BJU Press Homeschool has been a part of that journey in some way each year. Nicole and Jason credit BJU Press with giving their sons a strong Biblical Worldview and an excellent academic foundation for the future. Nicole enjoyed teaching the curriculum when the boys were younger, but finds the video program helping her sons be more responsible for their own learning. She can’t imagine a better curriculum to help guide her sons into the next seasons of their lives.

Alice Bradley - South East Territory Alice is originally from South Jersey where she drank “wooder” instead of water. She grew up in an unsaved home with her single parent mother and 4 sisters. She was saved as a child through the bus ministry of a small gospel-preaching church. After graduating from Bob Jones University, she met her husband Roger, to whom she has been happily married for 35 years. When she volunteered to help watch the children of a family from church, she learned about this odd thing called “homeschooling.” When the oldest of their own five children was ready to start school, they decided to try out homeschooling for themselves. Having attended public schools, Alice and Roger chose BJU Press Homeschool materials for their children because a Christian education was a priority for them. They wanted to teach their children using a curriculum that had a Biblical Worldview instead of one based on evolution and humanism. After 23 years of homeschooling, their 5 children have graduated high school. Four of their children have graduated with college degrees, and their youngest is currently in college. They are thankful for the freedom that we have in this country to homeschool. Alice wouldn’t have wanted to spend those 23 years any other way. She is grateful for God’s amazing grace not only in her salvation, but also in His kind provision of strength and wisdom throughout her homeschooling experience. Now she is thrilled to be able to share that same grace with other homeschooling families.

Mandy Breeden - North East Territory Mandy and her husband of 32 years began homeschooling their three children when their oldest was 4 years old. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and taught in a traditional classroom prior to having children. She has been a HomeWorks Consultant since 2007. Her homeschool journey has come full circle since her youngest graduated from homeschool high school in 2014 and her oldest graduated from college in 2015. She rediscovered BJU Press Homeschool after her oldest learned to read. She was disappointed with her initial choice of curriculum because it focused too much on decoding and not enough on comprehension. Mandy switched to the BJU Press Homeschool textbook-only approach, and then gradually started using the video courses. She is convinced that the decision to add the video course teachers to their schedule allowed them to have three success stories. Mandy has had experience from phonics to transcripts and is eager to offer a listening ear and a word of encouragement for those who are still actively educating their children. She is committed to helping parents capture the hearts of their children at an early age so they will have more years to train them for the Lord!

Shannon Harrison - North Central Territory Shannon is a stay-at-home mom and a pastor's wife. She and her husband have five wonderful and unique children. In 2001, when her oldest child was in the second grade, they began praying and looking for a program with a quality education that would help them be able to homeschool and relieve some of the planning pressures, which would make it easier for Shannon to care for the younger children. She was introduced to the BJU Press Homeschool Video Course program at a convention and felt this was a perfect fit for her family. She has been using the Video Course program ever since, and she is very pleased with not just the education, but the biblical foundation her children have learned. She is excited to have the opportunity to help other families meet their homeschooling needs with the BJU Press Homeschool curriculum.

Jennifer Leeds - Mid West Territory As a fellow homeschooling mom, Jenn can certainly understand some of the joys and challenges of homeschooling. Thus far, the Lord has blessed Jenn and her husband with five children, four biological and one very precious little girl who joined her family in early 2012. The children range from one year old to happily married. Her oldest daughter revealed plans to homeschool Jenn’s first grandbaby (born in January 2012). As a BJU Press Homeschool user for nearly two decades, Jenn and her husband found the curriculum to be a PERFECT fit for their family. From Kindergarten to graduation, she has treasured the BJU Press Homeschool curriculum because it is not a secular curriculum with a few Bible verses plugged into it. The Bible is foundational to every lesson of every subject. This is absolutely imperative for the education of children and the training of their impressionable hearts. With BJU Press Homeschool the focal point is comprehension, not memorization of facts. Over the years, Jenn has talked with countless moms who began to see gaps in their children's education, felt frustrated by the lack of direction, and were exhausted by demanding lesson plans. Even before Jenn became a consultant, she shared with friends about her love for BJU Press's philosophy, the ease of lesson planning, and many helpful options available to homeschoolers. What a difference BJU Press Homeschool made in those mother's lives!

About HomeWorks by Precept

Our vision

The vision of HomeWorks By Precept is to provide close, personal consultation to families all over the United States, through experienced curriculum consultants who are available to help families with all of their homeschool needs. “Teaching and Learning for Understanding” is our pledge, and we seek to provide quality curriculum that will help students master concepts and live out the biblical truths they learn. We help parents coordinate all the materials to make this happen, so that homeschooling does not have to be a burden. Our goal is to make the homeschooling experience more gratifying and beneficial to the student and parent alike.

A brief history

Precept Marketing Group, a Christian educational resource company, was co-founded in 2002 by the owner and president of Graco Children’s Products. Precept was created with the purpose of offering the highest quality educational materials and services to Christian schools. The leadership at Precept also recognized from the beginning that homeschooling parents need assistance in securing those same materials, so they created HomeWorks By Precept—a division completely devoted to meeting the educational needs of homeschool families. HomeWorks By Precept has grown to include more than 200 consultants across the US and into Canada, and offers families an ever-increasing number of quality educational products and services.

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