Mrs. Cheryl Swope

Cheryl Swope

2010-Present, Permanent Director

Master of Education, special education learning disabilities and behavior disorders, K-12
Author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child (Memoria Press)
Co-creator of Simply Classical Curriculum for special needs (Memoria Press)
Co-author of Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home (LCMS)
Writer for The Classical Teacher, Concordia Publishing House

How did you become involved with CCLE?  About ten years ago while homeschooling my twins, I requested a session on classical education and special needs. No one appeared available to lead such a session, so my husband urged me to speak on the topic myself. The next year I spoke again on various topics and was invited to serve on the Board of Directors, where I have served from that time forward.

How would you describe Classical education to someone who is unfamiliar with it?  think of a much older person whom you admire or a great leader, thinker, or writer from history: this person was likely classically educated. “Classical” education is the way people were taught – effectively with an emphasis on classical languages, classical writings, classical periods in history, Great Books, and both the trivium and quadrivium – before the detrimental influences of experimental education.

What would you say to encourage others to become involved with CCLE?  We need you! When CCLE was small, Board members shared the small amount of work and planning. Now that interest in classical Lutheran education has grown, CCLE needs a wide variety of volunteer services including website design and maintenance, assistance at conferences, speakers, writers, editors, social media experts,

What else would you like to share?  Everyone at the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education appreciates the generous support and encouragement from those who share our vision. Partner with us and join today!