Rapid Fire Roundtable on COVID: How Various Heads of Schools are Planning led by David Seibel, Katharine Savage, Travis Koch, and Peter Ba
Josh Dyson is Head of School at Classical School of Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. Before his transition into school administration, he had served as a full-time teacher, school chaplain, and children’s/youth minister. Currently, he also serves as a staff writer for The Classical Thistle and on the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages and Christianity from Houston Baptist University. Additionally, he has done graduate work at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Houston Baptist University, and will complete the Master of Arts in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Theological Seminary in August. Josh and his wife (Julie) have four children — Deacon, Noelle, Daisy and Lucy. They are members of Incarnation Anglican Church in Wichita.
Travis Koch earned his B.A. in History from Stanford University and his M.A. in History from Yale University. Mr. Koch has developed curriculum and taught history, literature, rhetoric, theology, and biology for over 12 years before coming to St. Stephen’s Academy as the Dean of Academics. He began serving as Headmaster in 2018.
David Nees is husband to Kate and father of four. For the past 6 years, he has served as Head of School at Heritage Classical Academy in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Headshot: attached.
Katharine Savage is the founder and Head of Philadelphia Classical School and is grateful to have worked alongside colleagues in the classical Christian school movement for almost ten years. She leads the ACCS Northeast regional cohort of schools and has written for the Classical Difference magazine. Prior to founding PCS, she was the energetic “starter” – starting other community based endeavors, leading parenting seminars, writing church curriculum, and being a wife and mom to three children. She and her husband Brian have been serving in the city of Philadelphia, PA for twenty years. She loves rereading old books and watching ballet performances.
Dave is the father of five, the husband of Brooke and a rider of bikes. When he’s not working on his doctorate from Southern on Organizational Leadership, he is playing baseball with his sons or chasing kids at recess. He is the Head of School at Coram Deo Academy in Carmel, IN. Carmel is one of the top places to raise a family in the country.