about the teacher
After spending two years in the dance department at the University of Illinois, Angel transferred to Olivet Nazarene University where she earned her degree in English with a minor in French. This change in studies ushered her into the world of literature, languages, and writing that has been a source of delight ever since. She is particularly grateful to have studied under literature professors who all hailed from the South and who inspired a deep fondness for Southern authors. In her pile of nightstand books, there is always something from Faulkner, O'Connor, or Welty. Her most abiding literary "crush", however, is Homer.
When Angel and her husband decided to homeschool, she began to do a lot of reading to find a driving philosophy for teaching their children. After she encountered a short description of classical education, she knew that was the type of education she and her husband wanted for their children. That was 30 years ago. The learning curve was high and the resources available were scant. The benefit of this was that she had to put in a lot of effort to self-study classical literature, philosophy, theology, Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric ahead of her children. Later, Angel had …