Deanna Martin lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and son. Deanna has over 20 years of experience in classical education and is convinced this kind of education is central to what causes us to flourish as humans.
As a classical education teacher, Deanna’s experience includes teaching at home and in co-op and community settings. She has taught English grammar, writing, literature, history, science, math, nature study, art, beginner Latin, and geography.
This quote from Charlotte Mason expresses her view and passion for what we are up to as classical teachers. “Children are born persons…his education does not produce his mind. Our business is to give children the great ideas of life, of religion, history, science: but it is the ideas we must give clothed upon with facts as they occur, and must leave the child to deal with these as he so chooses.”
Mrs. Martin serves as the lead middle school teacher and will teach history, writing, and logic.
Speaking & Publications
Jennifer Dow is a classical teacher, consultant, and artist. Jennifer has completed the CiRCE Apprenticeship as a CiRCE certified Classical Teacher, is currently pursuing her masters in the liberal arts, and has taught humanities, logic, rhetoric, and the fine arts since 2009. She is the founder and director of Paideia Academics, an organization devoted to training new classical educators how to teach the classical liberal arts.
Jennifer’s published works and podcast appearances can be seen across the web. Jennifer was a contributing author for The Lost Tools of Writing Level 1, published by The CiRCE Institute, and former co-host of The Classical Homeschool Podcast. Jennifer has spoken at dozens of national events on encountering human flourishing through the classical liberal arts. Jennifer is writing her first book about the journey of becoming a classical teacher. Her research interests include classical rhetoric, classical pedagogy, world mythology, the intersection between education and healing, and how we find belonging on this side of eternity.
Jennifer, an Orthodox Christian, lives in North Carolina with her daughter. She enjoys spoken word poetry, trying her hand at fancy French food, collecting more books than she’ll ever read, and sauntering about in nature.
Ms. Dow serves as our Programs Director, and guest teaches in the Online Academy as needed.
Speaking & Publications
Homeschooling When Life is Hard Interview
Angela Burke is a homeschooling mother, an enthusiastic teacher, and a lifelong lover of stories. She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing the Master of Humanities degree at the University of Dallas. She lives in a moss and fern covered corner of Washington State with her three children and her husband. She loves friendships and flowers, and devotes time to growing both. She will not end a conversation if you bring up classical education, the incarnation, or your favorite book.
Mrs. Burke serves as one of our high school teachers. She teaches the Lost Tools of Writing Level 1, Logic I, as well as assistant literature and history teacher for the High School program.