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Headmaster Symposium Series

Leadership in Classical Education: Shakespeare's Henry V

Classical school headmasters are invited to explore the meaning and significance of leadership through the lens of Shakespeare's Henry V. 

The classical education movement has experienced great success in transforming primary and secondary schools across the nation, but there is still much to be done. Join us as we discuss challenges, share best practices and model the education we seek to transmit, addressing the question of leadership through one of the most poignant works on the subject, Shakespeare’s Henry V.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the new Classical Education Graduate Program at University of Dallas and transmit your thoughts and recommendations as we continue to craft a program to support classical educators across the nation.

Henry V     Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
     9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
     
     University of Dallas 
     SB Hall: Constantin Boardroom 
     
      RSVP by Oct. 3
 
     
Directions to Campus

      Free event. Lunch included.


Symposium Schedule

9:00 a.m. | Check-in

Light refreshments will be served.

9:30 a.m. | Introduction & Lecture

 

10:30 a.m. | Break

 

10:45 a.m. | Seminar Discussion

 

12:00 p.m. | Lunch

Lunch will be served for all participants in the Haggar Board Room.

1:30 p.m. | Classical Education Presentation

 

Presenter:

Kathryn SmithMeet Kathryn Smith, Ph.D. 

Kathryn Smith teaches literature at the University of Dallas and directs Arete, UD’s summer program for high school students. A graduate of the Braniff Graduate School Institute of Philosophic Studies, Smith has taught literature in both private and charter classical schools, including the Cambridge School of Dallas and Great Hearts Academies. During her time at the Braniff Graduate School, Kathryn was a student of Louise Cowan-- university professor, nationally recognized leader in humanities education and cofounder of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas. Currently, Smith is engaged in a project to collect and archive the papers of Louise Cowan, who passed away in November of 2015. 

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