Meet Omar and Saleama Ruvalcaba

Hey There!

Omar and Saleama Ruvalcaba have been happily married for 20 years. They are proud parents of 5.

Omar and Saleama began their homeschool journey in 2010. Together they have served the homeschool community in Memphis, TN through their homeschool nonprofit Gifted Athletes Homeschool P.E. and through P226 Innovative Homeschoolers. They have one adult son, a special needs high schoolers who is an honor roll student, two athletic and talented homeschool basketball daughters, and a A+ 7-year-older reader. The Ruvalcaba Family are active members of Bellevue Baptist Church. Omar is a deacon and Saleama is a volunteer teacher in children’s ministry.

About Saleama

Saleama is the director of Proverbs 22:6 Innovative Homeschoolers and director of Gifted Athletes Homeschool P.E. She is a published author and served a writer for Christianity Today for several years. Saleama has a BS in Church Ministries and a MA in Theological Studies. Saleama writes on her homeschool blog; Homeschool in Memphis and her Christian life application blog; Lead me the Way.

About Omar

Omar is the assistant athletic director and offensive coordinator for varsity football at Harding Academy, a private Christian school in Memphis, TN. He is also the executive director of P226 Innovative Homeschoolers, head basketball coach for middle school girls, (MHEA) and owns and operates Gifted Athletes Homeschool P.E. Omar has a BS in Church Ministries, and working towards his Master’s in Theology at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Although Omar and Saleama lead both P226 and Gifted Athletes Homeschool P.E., people often confuse the groups as connected organizations. They are not connected organizations but many families do participate in both.