Michael first learned of classical Christian education in the summer of 1993. The Detweilers had put Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning in his hands, and he ate it up. He also realized that his own education was sorely lacking.
Ever since, Michael has worked to further the reach of classical Christian learning. For 15 years, he served as academic dean of The Geneva School in Orlando. For a few years afterward, he developed curriculum for the Rafiki Foundation. Rafiki is taking classical education from a Christian worldview to sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2013, Michael rejoined the Detweilers’ educational efforts. He joined the Veritas Team, becoming its director of curriculum development. Key projects have included A Rhetoric of Love, Composition I, and the Phonics Museum app.
Michael’s undergraduate background is in foreign language and linguistics. His graduate work is in theology and liberal studies. Michael and his wife, Pam, live in suburban Orlando with their entitled dog. Always nearby are their four loving children and two beautiful children-in-law.