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About LAH


Over 30 Years ago (1990) a small group met together for a parent support group.  This group provided field trips, some sports, a newsletter, yearbook, graduation, and the still popular performance night.  This first organized group in Lebanon, Mo was the HOPE group.

As the need for a co-op arose in 1999, Shared Learning was born. The first classes met with about 35 members in attendance.  Shared Learning bloomed and from it Fine Arts began.

With the growing number of homeschoolers, the request for organized sports was on the horizon and our Athletic Department stepped up fulfilling that need.

In 2002, with so many opportunities for homeschoolers being offered in Lebanon a need to unify brought about the Lebanon Area Homeschoolers Inc., better known as LAH.  Some reorganization of the member groups took place.  The Journalism Department, Clubs, and Field Trips / Activities were divided into their own departments to allow the other departments to focus on their specialties. Seven departments made up LAH. They included: HOPE, Shared Learning, Fine Arts, Athletics, Journalism, Clubs, and Field Trips – Activities.  Each department selected a representative and those representatives made up the Lebanon Area Homeschoolers Board of Directors.

Over the years we have morphed and changed based on the needs of the community and the volunteer efforts of those involved.  Some things went away due to leadership aging out or lack on interest, but the departements that remain are strong.  We are always in need of the younger generation coming alongside current leadership so that LAH can continue for years to come.  If that is in you- please reach out and start learning the ropes now.



The LAH Board is made up of six individuals, one representative from each department. Each department representative is selected by the group or groups they represent.  LAH does not govern the activities of participating groups or organizations.  LAH board coordinates activities and serves to unite the departments' individual efforts.

2024-2025 Board of Directors/Officers are:

  • President: Melissa Nisbett
  • Vice President:  Rebecca Freeman
  • Treasurer:  April Prince
  • Secretary:   Cindy Smith
  • Communications: 
  • Athletic Director: Rebecca Freeman
  • Shared Learning: Shannon Elliott
  • Drama: Beth Brady
  • Yearbook: Don Weaver



In years past LAH Organization has offered a LAH Senior Scholarship based on a written essay. Additionally, we have been able to give a Christmas Gift to a family in need each Christmas season.

If you can and are willing to donate to such areas of giving, please contact a board member. Gifts are tax deductible as we are a 501c organization.


For more information about the LAH Organization and the LAH Groups please Request Membership which will allow you access to our secure members only website.  For other inquires contact LAH at lebanonareahomeschoolers@gmail.com