STOP FED ED

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Deborah Yoa is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, a retired teacher of mathematics, and a member of the Southern New Jersey Tea Party Patriots. Since 2012, Deb has helped lead the fight against the Common Core Standards in New Jersey through her active involvement in Concerned Citizens of Southern New Jersey. Jan and Deb are the “Dynamic Duo” of the Stop Fed Ed Leadership Team.

Jan Lenox & Deb Yoa - New Jersey

Sandy Torosian - California

Tamara Scott serves as the Republican National Committeewoman for Iowa. She lobbies in D.C. and in the Iowa State House as the state director of the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization Concerned Women for America, and as a family policy advocate for The FAMiLY LEADER.Tamara currently hosts a weekly show online called “Tamara Scott Live” syndicated on American Family Radio networks across the nation. She continues to fill in as a guest host on WHO 1040AM radio and is frequently interviewed by media outlets around the globe. Tamara has served on numerous committees and boards, and in 2007 she was listed as one of the Nation’s Top Ten King Makers by Religions News Service.

Karen Lamoreaux - Arkansas

Karen Lamoreaux, author of No Choice, No Voice: Something's Rotten to the Core, is a board member of Arkansans for Education Freedom. Karen’s video-recorded opposition to a controversial reform package before her State Board of Education went viral on the Internet. Since then, Karen has been given a voice on Fox and Friends, the Willis Report on Fox Business, the Glenn Beck Show, the Pat & Stu Radio show as well as local television and radio networks around the nation. She travels statewide and regionally, educating other parents and legislators about the realities of the most recent education reforms and working toward reversal in her state legislature. 

Sandra Torosian was born and raised in California where she has been an instructional aid for 25 years.  Her fight for children began in 2013 after watching "Building the Machine", and in 2014 she founded Parents Against Common Core.  As an active member of Fresno County and City Republican Women Federated, she has spoken out against Common Core issues, including AP U.S. History, at Tea Party Action Nights locally and statewide and has published articles in both her local and hometown newspapers.  She plans running for Trustee in the Clovis Unified School District in November, 2016.

In 2007, Jan Lenox retired to Cape May County in southern New Jersey after completing 20 years of federal government service as a manager in the US Office of Inspector General. Jan is the founder and serves as organizer for Tea Party Patriots of Southern New Jersey, and she co-founded Concerned Citizens of Southern New Jersey whose efforts led to the a New Jersey Senate bill that would end Common Core. 

Alice Linahan - Texas

Theresa Hubbard - Alabama

Theresa Hubbard is a Commander in the US Coast Guard Reserve with 26 years of service. She holds an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a BS in Accounting from the University of South Alabama. When not serving on active duty she is involved in education issues in Alabama. She is a State Board member of the Alabama Eagle Forum, a committee member for Alabamians United for Excellence in Education (AUEE), and is currently a candidate for Mobile County School Board District Five. Theresa has spoken out against Common Core locally and statewide, and has been featured in the online news outlets Lagniappe, Yellowhammer and Breitbart News.  

Tamara Scott - Iowa

Sheri Few is the Founder and has served as President of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SCPIE) since June 2000. She founded US Parents Involved in Education in 2014 and serves as President. Sheri led the fight against Common Core in South Carolina (SC) that ended with her candidacy for SC Superintendent of Education where she narrowly lost. She was endorsed by Phyllis Schlafly, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Sheri is known for her expertise on Common Core and education policy, and has been a featured speaker for national and local conferences and radio talk shows. 

Alice Linahan is a radio talk show host of the Women On the Wall Radio Show in addition to being the author of a study on Common Core titled “A community’s Journey from #CANiSEE™© to I Can SEE”. Alice is winner of the 2014 UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD awarded by EducationViews.org for her work as an “Advocate for Securing the Best of Education Policies”. She also speaks publicly throughout the country informing citizens about what is really happening in education. Alice has been published in such publications as Focus on the Family’s Citizen Magazine and she is Vice President of WomenOnTheWall.org.

USPIE President Sheri Few - South Carolina