Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm
This panel features three different administrators on the principles the follow to ensure your time with faculty is well spent. Practical suggestions and many examples will enhance your work with your faculty.
Dr. David Diener holds a BA in Philosophy and Ancient Languages from Wheaton College as well as an MA in Philosophy, an MS in History and Philosophy of Education, and a dual PhD in Philosophy and Philosophy of Education from Indiana University. In addition to working as a high-end custom trim carpenter for an Amish company and living as a missionary for three years in Bogotá, Colombia, he has taught at The Stony Brook School and Taylor University and has served as Head of Upper Schools at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX, and Head of School at Grace Academy in Georgetown, TX. He currently works at Hillsdale College where he is the Headmaster of Hillsdale Academy and a Lecturing Professor of Education. He also is an Alcuin Fellow, serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Classical Learning and the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test, and offers consulting services through Classical Academic Press. He is the author of Plato: The Great Philosopher-Educator and serves as the series editor for Classical Academic Press’ series Giants in the History of Education. The Dieners have four wonderful children and are passionate about classical Christian education and the impact it can have on the church, our society, and the world.
Riley Gilmore has degrees in Physical Science, Biola University and a Master of Education in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He joined the staff of Saint Stephens in 2016. Mr. Gilmore taught high school in inner city Las Vegas for four years, with the first two years as part of Teach for America. He taught physics and geoscience and served in school leadership as the Instructional Leadership Team Chair. Mr. Gilmore believes that education is ultimately a training of the affections in which a love for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful of each unique discipline is fostered. In the classroom, Mr. Gilmore seeks to develop this love through highly engaging inquiry-based lessons that require students to think critically. Mr. Riley currently serves as St. Stephen's principal.
Alison Moffatt (Head of School): As a school founder, Mrs. Moffatt has been the only Head of Live Oak Classical School for 16 years as well as serving as an ex officio member of the Board of Live Oak. Currently, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Christian Education at Baylor University. Mrs. Moffatt previously served on the board of the Society for Classical Learning for six years and formerly served on the Texas Christian Athletic League board. She graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University with a B.A. in English and from Texas A&M with an M.Ed. in Education Administration. Mrs. Moffatt previously worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Rice University and taught leadership and student development classes at Dallas Baptist University and the University of Dallas. She is married to Dr. Todd Moffatt. Her sons, David and Philip, and daughter, Kate, are graduates of Live Oak Classical School.