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Dr. Kathleen Arnn Named Headmaster of Founders Classical Academy℠ of Leander
Arnn will head the new classical academy in Leander, TX.
LEANDER, TX — November 15, 2013 —Responsive Education Solutions℠ (ResponsiveEd) announced today that Dr. Kathleen Arnn will become the founding Headmaster of Founders Classical Academy in Leander, Texas. Arnn is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Morehead State University.
Arnn has a passion for classical education, as her schooling and career shows. She has taught courses in political philosophy and American political thought, and presented several academic papers, including “Justice in Aristotle’s Politics and Nicomachean Ethics” and “Cicero and Augustine on Faith, Reason, and the Best Life.”
Founders Classical Academies are the first classical charter schools in Texas created as a result of collaboration between Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative and ResponsiveEd. Through this initiative, the College supports the launch of K-12 charter schools. These schools follow a classical liberal arts model and have a strong civics component that will equip students to understand and defend the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
“I am delighted at the opportunity. During my time as a college professor, I have seen how important childhood education really is. In their formative years, students need a rigorous education, academically challenging and rich in content,” said Arnn. “They also need an education in character, so that they develop the habits of heart and mind that will serve them for their entire lives. The classical education at Founders is a two-fold education, in serious content and in virtue, so that students are equipped not only for success, but for happiness.”
Founders Classical Academy provides time-tested methods of educating students and delivers the most cutting-edge classical education in America. The entire curriculum at Founders is based in Classical Liberal Arts and Sciences with a strong emphasis on civic education. By studying the past and analyzing the present, students will be ready to contribute to the future.
Arnn began her career at the Claremont Review of Books, where she served as the Assistant Editor. She has taught courses on United States Government, Undergraduate Seminars in Political Theory, and Introduction to Political Theory at Morehead State University. Most recently, she wrote and defended her dissertation: Happiness and the Political Life: Aristotle on Magnanimity, Justice, and Prudence.
Open enrollment for Founders Classical Academy will begin December 2 and run through January 17, 2014. If we have more applications than spaces available, a lottery will be held to determine acceptance. For more information on Founders Classical Academy, please call 512.270.6572 or go to http://FoundersClassical.com.
About Hillsdale College
Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
About Responsive Education Solutions
Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd), Texas’ largest public charter school holder, operates more than 70 public school campuses located throughout the state of Texas and Arkansas, including Premier High Schools, Vista Academies, Founders Classical Academy, Quest Middle School, iSchool High, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, and Texas Virtual Academy. ResponsiveEd schools are high-quality, free, public charter schools. To learn more, visit http://www.ResponsiveEd.com.