Troy Wathen, Ed.D., Associate Director
With nearly twenty years of teaching and educational leadership experience, Troy
brings a rich understanding of classical education to SLOCA
In 2000, Troy moved from Southern California to become the founding headmaster of a classical school in Houston, Texas.
During that time, the school grew from a handful of families to over 300 students in 2010 and nearly fifty graduates from the high school.
has been encouraged to see that classically educated graduates are more than able to excel in some of the finest universities in the country.
It is also encouraging to watch students mature and participate in activities such as mock trial, speech and debate, and athletics with excellence.
believes that the classical model of education is applicable to all areas of life and offers great hope for training the mind, body and spirit of the individual.
has spoken nationally on topics of classical education, student discipline, non-profit leadership and governance, and the classical family life.
Troy received his Bachelors in Economics and Business from Westmont College, his masters in Educational Administration from Azusa Pacific University, and his doctorate in Educational Studies from Biola University.
The emphasis of his
doctoral studies was on the development of intentionally engaged students.
hopes to bring the strategies uncovered in his
studies to the students at SLOCA
to foster a true love of learning that comes when we fully engage our minds in the learning process.
will be working on student development in addition to practicing his
craft of teaching with our lower middle school students.
is very enthusiastic about learning alongside his
students and encouraging this same pursuit in the families of SLOCA
has been married to his
wife, Summer, for over twenty years, and they have two daughters, Faith-Marie and Grace.