About Me


Hi, I am glad you are here! I am Lisa McAfee, the person behind the name Schoolmarm Ohio.  How did I come up with the name? What is a schoolmarm?

I knew from the time I entered college that I wanted to be a teacher. That is exactly what I am and what I have done since I graduated. I love teaching; I love homeschooling; and I love helping other homeschool moms. When deciding a name for my portfolio ministry/business, it was a natural for me since schoolmarm is an old-fashioned term for a teacher.

I am an alumni home educator of two sons and licensed teacher in Ohio. I have over thirty years of teaching experience in private schools, home education programs, cooperatives, and private tutoring. I have been assessing home school students’ work for over 18 years and have enjoyed seeing and reviewing the progress students make from year to year.

If you are in the greater Cincinnati area and would like to schedule a portfolio review appointment please contact me. I can also set up a Skype appointment with you if you are not local. My hope is that as you read my blog you will find my posts useful and encouraging for educating your children.

If you are looking for something specific – please direct your attention to the “Categories” section to the right hand column, or feel free to use the “Search” function. Both are great ways of navigating the resources on this site. If you can’t find quite what you’re looking for, or if you have further questions then leave a comment on either a pertinent post or on this page itself. I would be more than happy to help you.

Thank you for stopping by and reading. You can click on the subscribe tab on the right hand side of the blog if you’d like to follow along! I would love to help you on your homeschooling journey.

Lisa McAfee   B.S.Elem.Ed.



14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. You go girl!
    I will try to keep up wit your posts, but I AM a homeschool mom with a crazy schedule (if you can call it that),


  2. What a wonderful blog, Lisa! I think it’s valuable to glean as much info. from someone who’s “completed the journey” as possible! Thank you for being a source of inspiration for me through the years!


  3. Hi Lisa,
    My oldest daughter is expecting our first grandchild in January! She is looking into working at home. Do you know of any ideas for her? I know many homeschooling moms work from home. Thanks!


    • Medical transcription can be done from home. Of course, some training is needed, but this would be a great part-time job.
      I also know that telephone work such as Viet Nam Vets call me to ask if I have clothes to donate. Market research firms call me to see if I qualify for studies (Various Views, Q-Fact) so perhaps one of these will be a good fit for her.
      Some companies such as heating/air conditioning need telephone dispatchers and I have seen in the paper that you can do this from home.
      Blessings to all of you!


      • Hello Lisa!
        I enjoyed reading through your blog spot. Things here are going well. Some of the children are participating in NCFCA, some in horseback riding, some in baseball, some in reading and writing, all in farming, some in Omnibus, some in home economics plus, and all learning to do all to the Glory of God!
        Thanks for the encouragement you are to all who know you.
        God bless,


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