This Classical Teacher’s Secret Identity

By Alyssa Marshall Who taught you that music can be beautiful? I cannot remember learning that. No one taught me to listen to music or to let it take me to other places in my mind and heart. If music played, I was drawn to listen. When I was six years old and my mother put Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite on the stereo, no one prompted me to dance around the house dramatically. No one explained the musical dynamics to me; no one had to tell me, “This part sounds sad, and this part is more joyful.” As I danced, I …

Children Will Be Children

By Cathy Windham | Photo Credit: Playground Trinity Play Park 1900, Dallas Public Library Children will be Children There is a spot on a tile on the floor in my classroom that reminds me of a former student. This particular spot is scuffed and scraped and discolored from where the glaze has been permanently rubbed off the floor. The floor has been buffed and cleaned, and yet the spot remains. This former student who made the spot was a favorite! Curious, easily excited, always smiling, always talking, and always, always moving. He blessed me daily and brought me much joy! And …

What Does The Gospel Have To Do With Education?

Read below for the full transcript of our Fall 2018 Convocation, delivered by Dr. Bradley G. Green on August 27, 2018. — We are gathered here this evening for a few minutes to “call us together” and formally—as a community—launch the 2018-2019 Augustine School year. There are a number of educational options in Jackson. You and I have chosen Augustine School. We have chosen to be a part of a school which strives to be distinctly Christian and Classical. I want to say just a few things about our Christian commitment. Our Latin motto is “nullus intellectus sine cruce”. In English …

An Unexpected Journey

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  – R. Frost By Ellen Tilleros, Lower School Director My journey at Augustine began in 2005 when I attended the closing recitation of my oldest grandson, Sam, who had just completed the first grade. I was newly widowed and retired from JMCSS. As Dr. Bradley Green introduced himself to me, I asked if I could volunteer to read in my grandson’s class or help in any way. He looked at me intently and replied, “Do you have a minute?” …