08.12.05 Special Update - SLO Classical Academy
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08.12.05 Special Update

Hi all –

We thought some of you may be interested in knowing who our teachers are this year, and we are finally in a position to share this information!

This Fall we are delighted to be offering four classes: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd-4th Grades, and 5th-6th Grades. We are almost full in the 1st and 2nd-4th Grades, and are excited about the year ahead and about the teachers who have committed to partnering with us in the education of our children.

All of our teachers are outstanding educators with classroom experience in their assigned grade levels. They are all life long
learners and are excited about the vision and future of SLO Classical Academy. They are “naturally classical” in nature, and are already pursuing further education in this area. Each of them is a wife and mother who understands the need for balance of home priorities with work priorities. This desire for balance is what has helped us find these talented women who do not wish to work full time anymore. They are a perfect match for our school.

Laurie Ingham: BA in Education from Cal Poly; MA in Reading from Cal Poly. 16 years teaching experience in both public and private settings. Most recently 9 years of Kindergarten.

First Grade
Gail Kniffen: BA in Education from Cal Poly; MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Cal Poly. 21 years in education in both public and private settings. Most recently overseeing home school families through local school district.

Second through Fourth Grades
Donna Weber: BA in Education from UCLA; teaching credential from Cal Poly. 20 years in education in both public and private settings. Most recently teaching specialty classes to home school students.

Fifth and Sixth Grades
Barbara Hawkins: BA in English from Cal Poly; multiple subjects and english credentials from Cal Poly. 12 years in education in both public and private settings. Most recently tutoring home school students.

We will continue to accept new students, even after school starts, until each of this year’s four classes are full. We hope you find this information helpful, and wish you all the best as you each pursue your children’s education this year in the manner you have deemed best for your family. Please keep in touch!

Lisa Lewis and Susie Theule

“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” –William Yeats

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