Growing up school was a struggle. According to my teachers there was nothing special about me. An average student who spent 45 minutes everyday in the resource room; I was embarrassed but not easily deterred. In 2011 I graduated from Cortland University with a Bachelors Degree in 7-12 History Education. A few years later I graduated from the Queens College Birth-2 Special Education Masters program with a 4.0 GPA and won the award given to the top student in the program. In the years that followed I was blessed to work in the field of education. The work was rewarding and the experience of working with 1’000’s of families was invaluable. Still, something was missing.
In 2019 I turned my attention to grass roots change and started Classical Learner. The company has allowed me to spread my unique educational philosophy while working directly with some of the most dedicated and capable parents the world has to offer. In 2021 Classical Learner launched Homeschools Connected – a platform that assists families in finding the best curriculums, resources, games, and education apps available, while connecting with other like minded parents. I am the author of the Cubs to Bears children’s book series.
Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your roadmap through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”
John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling