Anna Martin lives in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband and their three daughters. She is originally from East Sussex, England. Prior to moving to Texas a year and a half ago, she and her family lived in the Washington, DC area for 18 years, the last seven of which she homeschooled their three children and also served as the founder/executive director of The Orchard Classical Community, a large homeschool campus in Purcellville, VA. She has a master’s degree in modern history and a joint-honors bachelor’s degree in English literature and history from Leeds University, United Kingdom. She also has a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to having children, she worked as an administrator in both federal government and nonprofit contexts including several years working for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) defending constitutional rights at America’s colleges and universities.
In addition to her current role as executive director of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education, she also serves on the Board of Christian Education and as director of recruitment and admissions at Faith Lutheran School-Plano, Texas. She is passionate about classical Lutheran education, which she believes embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up young students in the faith and fostering in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ.