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Christine Norvell

Christine Norvell

about the teacher

Christine Norvell is a classical Christian educator, a voracious reader, a wife, and mother of three boys. With a Masters in Humanities from Faulkner University's Great Books program, she has taught high school English in public, classical, and homeschool worlds for eighteen years, most recently for Regent Preparatory for the last eleven.

As a classical education parent for 18 years and a classical literature teacher for 12, Christine has created and taught Language Arts curriculum for 8th through 12th grades. She currently homeschools their youngest son. She is the author of Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion (2020) and writes regularly at her teaching blog thylyre.com.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is interdependent. When we join together, students and teachers both bring our experiences and giftings. Together we cheer each other on as we find our voices, confront our opinions, and witness each other confront the mysteries too big to solve or ignore. We learn from and with each other.

I believe that from ancient history to contemporary literature, the humanities reveal universal truths about faith, relationships, and the human experience. I'm passionate about examining these connections and discovering the God-given gifts that come to life through story—both in fiction …

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Publications

Till We Have Faces:
A Reading Companion
published, 2017, 2020
Articles
Circe Institute,VoegelinView,The Classical Thistle,StoryWarren

Education

M.A.
2014
Humanities
B.A.
1992
English Education