I am sorry that I have not posted for a while. Sometimes life gets in the way of good blogging. I do have some news to report, however. Last week I had a delightful conversation with the director of Ambleside Schools International. Ambleside is a network of schools dedicated to the principles of Charlotte Mason; it could be a very good fit for us. The conversation was one of those energizing moments when you find someone with whom you share a purpose and who can be of enormous help. I am very encouraged because not only do they offer support for schools and teachers, but they also have a fully developed curriculum sequence which member schools can use. Writing a curriculum sequence was my biggest "to-do" item looming so, I might have just chopped about 200 days off mygantt chart. Please check out their website. It should give you a good idea of what RiverTree will be like.
Some of you have asked me recently if it was OK to tell your friends about this blog. YES!!!, by all means! Please tell anyone who you think might be interested in this type of education to check out the blog, or, better yet, contact me via the email address in the sidebar. Most schools start with a group of committed parents who go looking for an administrator. This startup reverses that order. I am keenly interested in finding parents who might desire to be involved, especially if they live in the Twin Cities.
Those of you who know me personally, also know that I have a doctoral dissertation underway. I am scheduled to defend the proposal on May 29th. Shortly thereafter I hope to get approval to begin the research. If you think of it, please pray that the process would move forward quickly. The prospect of simultaneously concluding a dissertation and starting a school is causing a little anxiety.