The Barney Charter School Initiative

Education for School Leaders and Teachers

Many new school leaders who recognize the value and need for classical education for our nation’s youth did not themselves have such an education in their school days. Our charter school initiative team held charter school seminars in June 2011 and June 2012 to help the school founders of the new schools and other prospective founding groups gain greater understanding of the study of the liberal arts in a K-12 setting.

The lectures for each of these two-day seminars were recorded and are made available through the links below:

2014 Seminar: "Founding Your Classical Charter School"

  • “Defining the Mission” by Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy
  • “Forming and Educating Your Board” by Mr. Matthew Kirby, Atlanta Classical Academy
  • “Preparing the Charter Application” by Mr. Phillip Kilgore, Hillsdale College
  • “Balancing the Financial Equation” by Mr. Patrick Flannery, Hillsdale College
  • “A Primer on Latin” by Dr. Joseph Garnjobst, Hillsdale College
  • “A Walk Through the School” by Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy
  • “Promoting the School’s Mission in the Community” by Mrs. Kelly Lichter, Mason Classical Academy
  • “Recruiting and Hiring a Principal and Teachers” by Dr. Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College, and Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy
  • “Developing a Great School Culture” by Mr. Jason Caros, Founders Classical Academy—Lewisville, TX
  • “Careers and Liberal Learning” by Mr. Cleves Delp, TDC Companies

2013 Seminar: "Back to School: Classical Education in the Classroom"

2012 Seminar: “What Makes Classical Education Different?”

2011 Seminar: “Classical Schools, Liberal Learning, and Civic Education”