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, speaker, and writer. Jennifer has completed the CiRCE Apprenticeship as a CiRCE certified Classical Teacher and has taught humanities, logic, rhetoric, and the fine arts since 2009. She is the founder of the Paideia Fellowship, an organization devoted to helping teachers and leaders, at home and school, teach the classical liberal arts.
Jennifer’s published works can be seen at Paideia Fellowship, the CiRCE Institute, Scholé Groups, and Afterthoughts. Jennifer was a contributing author for The Lost Tools of Writing Level 1, published by The CiRCE Institute. In addition to co-hosting The Classical Homeschool Podcast, she has been featured on Your Morning Basket Podcast with Pam Barnhill and The Commons with Brian Phillips.
Jennifer has spoken at over a dozen events across the nation on how to teach and encounter the classical liberal arts. Currently, Jennifer is writing her first book about the journey of classical learning and teaching, serving as the Director of the Paideia Fellowship, and researching how parents, leaders, and teachers can provide an authentic classical education to all.
Jennifer, an Orthodox Christian, lives in North Carolina with her three children and enjoys spoken word poetry, trying her hand at fancy cuisine, collecting more books than she’ll ever read, and the occasional Netflix binge.
Ms. Dow serves as our Programs Director and as one of the High School teachers. She teaches Lost Tools of Writing Level 2, Logic II, and leads the history and literature portions of the high school class.
Speaking & Publications
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.