John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from U. Mass, Amherst, a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and a Master of Education degree in School Administration from Emmanuel College. John has over forty years teaching experience and extensive experience in youth leadership development, supervision, service learning, and peer education.
“What I enjoy most is watching young people interact with others and then, through thoughtful reflection, come to know who they really want to be. Charlotte Mason philosophy and method provides an atmosphere conducive to this discovery. The personal relationships developed with the authors and characters in ‘living books’ offer opportunities to experience life with its many challenges and blessings. These interactions, with their underlying dynamics (thoughts, emotions, behaviors, values), plant seeds for a life of vice or virtue. As our young people engage with the stories and ideas, their interpersonal relationships and play take on the conduct of their favorite characters. As a result, their true self begins to take shape.”