Educational Philosophy

Classical Education, as the term came to be used during the Italian Renaissance, reflects a return to the high points of Greek and Roman education. Today, the term carries that intent, and emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nurturing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty.

My educational philosophy draws from these roots. I believe a child learns to write well by reading ‘great books’. In WritingRocks, students will interact with and draw upon great works of literature. A child’s mind, along with their character, must be trained; students have to learn to discover, to reason, and to apply. I focus personal attention on each child, and enable them to develop their own voice after they’ve been given the necessary writing tools.

Key text (among others): ‘Writing Rhetoric’ by Paul Kortepeter