Brian Ray and Betsy Ray

Dr. Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. is the president and founder of the National Home Education Research Institute, (  Dr. Ray has been a classroom teacher in both public and private schools, an undergraduate college professor, and a university professor at the graduate level. He is a leading international expert with regard to homeschool (home school, home education) research.  Dr. Ray executes and publishes research, speaks to the public, testifies before legislators, and serves as an expert witness in courts. He and his wife, Betsy, have been married 32 years and have 8 children, and four grandchildren.

Betsy Ray is a warm, compassionate, and fun-loving teacher.  Betsy home educates her children, helps manage a six-acre farm, grows and preserves large amounts of food, is a part of local and statewide homeschool leadership, and is active in her community exercising her gifts of hospitality, teaching, and counseling other women.