Last week the Lourdes faculty spent an exciting three days learning from a true expert. The President of the CiRCE Institute, Andrew Kern, delivered an incredible training on the purpose, content, and methods of Christian classical education. Our teachers came away both affirmed in our purpose and inspired to improve and go deeper as professional educators in the classical tradition.
On Thursday night, Andrew was gracious enough to spend time with our school parents. His talk, as well as the Q&A session that followed, is available below.
Andrew Kern is founder and president of the CiRCE Institute, the founding author of The Lost Tools of Writing, a co-author of the best-selling book Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America, which he wrote with Dr. Gene Edward Veith. Since establishing CiRCE as a research and consulting service to classical educators, Andrew has trained teachers, led board retreats, and assisted with institutional development and start up in over 100 schools since 1996. He has been directing the CiRCE Institute full time since the summer of 2000. Andrew helped start Providence Academy in Green Bay, WI in 1993, where he served as “Lead Teacher,” Foundations Academy (now Ambrose School) in Boise, ID, where he served as Director of Classical Instruction from 1996-2000, The Great Ideas Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as Headmaster from 2001-2003, and The Regent Schools of the Carolinas where he served as Dean of Academics from 2006-2008. He and his family live in North Carolina.