Councils

Advisory Council

Mr. Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs has been a classical educator for fifteen years. He is an Alcuin Fellow, sits on the advisory board of the Templeton Honors College, and has bylines at First ThingsFORMA, and CultureFeed. He is the author of several books, including Something They Will Not Forget and The 25th, and the creator of the Proverbial podcast. He teaches at Veritas School in Richmond, VA, and is the owner of GibbsClassical.com, an online classroom, where he teaches classic literature. He is a frequent lecturer at classical education conferences, maintains a regular column for the CiRCE Institute, and works as an independent consultant for Christian schools, charter schools, and homeschooling families.   

Mr. Sean Johnson

Mr. Sean Johnson currently teaches at Veritas School in Richmond Virginia and has taught Humanities, Theology, and Latin since 2013. He grew up in Oregon and was inspired to pursue classical education by his high school philosophy teacher (whose name was Plato). Mr. Johnson earned a degree in Liberal Arts & Culture from New Saint Andrews College and a Master of Arts in English from University of Dallas. He also serves as a Reviews Editor for the CiRCE Institute’s FORMA Journal. Sean and his wife, Heather, have four young children—Samuel, Graham, Nicholas, and Rosalind. He enjoys reading, writing, and sharpening kitchen knives, and cooks almost as well as his wife.

Dr. Chris Schlect

Christopher Schlect, Ph.D., has worked in classical and Christian education for some thirty years. Chris is the Director of the Classical and Christian Studies program at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, where he also teaches courses in history and classical rhetoric. He has also taught advanced courses in history at Washington State University, he has interpreted historical sites as a ranger for the U.S. National Park Service, and remains active with his historical research related to American Protestantism in the early 20th century. Chris has taught many subjects in grades 7 through 12 at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, where he also coached a high-achieving Mock Trial team for 24 years. He now serves classical and Christian schools around the country through his teaching, consulting, and training activities. He also serves as a Teaching Elder at Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. Chris and his wife, Brenda, have five grown children, all products of a classical and Christian education, as are all their spouses. They have seven delightful grandchildren who remind them of God’s faithfulness.

Mr. Steve Traylor

Steve Traylor is married to Amy Jo (Morlock) Traylor and is the father of three grown daughters. He resides in Pace, Florida and is a member of Christ Church.
He was a banker from 1981 until 2006 and is presently an attorney at the law firm of Borowski & Traylor, P.A. in Pensacola, Florida. He has practiced law since 2010 and is licensed in Florida and Alabama. His primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and civil appeals.
He is an avid reader and life-long learner. He holds a B.S. degree (1980) in business administration from Jacksonville State University, a M.A degree (2005) in history from University of West Florida, and a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, (2009) from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Steve has held leadership positions in many civic and professional organizations over the past thirty-five years, including prior service as the President of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.


Tutor Council

Bobby McGee
Christy Berube
Lockett Degraaf
Collin McGee
Terri McGee
George Reed