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?” …

Lighting The Candles: A Classical Teacher’s Relational Work

By Abby Helms, K-12 Art Teacher & Marketing Director We love having people over at the Helms’ House. The first thing we did when we bought our fixer upper was to knock a wall out to make enough space for friends to gather in our living room. Several years later, we’ve nearly perfected our “people coming over” routine. First we spend time picking up clutter, scrubbing surfaces, and generally making it look like three little children do not live there. Then when everything is finished (and everything that didn’t get finished is stuffed in a closet) one of us says: …

Imago Dei

By Seth Drown, Upper School Dean If we hope to educate our students, it helps to understand who they are, and one of the most important things Scripture teaches us about ourselves as human beings is that we are made in the “image” of God (imago Dei in Latin). At our January faculty in-service meeting, we spent some time discussing what it means to think about our students as image-bearers with help from two recent articles in The Journal of the Society for Classical Learning (you can read them at this link). There Are No Ordinary Persons The first article …