Chris earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Gettysburg College and an M.A.T. in Elementary Education from Towson University.  He has been a classroom educator and administrator for 25 years, having served in public, independent, and Classical schools.  He has taught in grammar, middle, and upper schools, primarily in the sciences and mathematics, and served as a PS-8 Science Department Chair and Lower School Academic Dean.  Along with his professional pedigree, he is a lifelong practitioner of several common arts, a musician, and the Founder of Always Learning Education, an organization dedicated to teaching, learning, and propagating the common arts.  He lives on a small, homesteaded farm in central Virginia with his wife and three homeschooled sons.