The Liberty and Learning Fellowship exists to provide civic education to students and adults alike while promoting civic virtue throughout the community at large.
REGULARLY OCCURING EVENTS
Topically themed discussions are held regularly. Relevant speakers are brought in from various disciplines including politics, the private sector, and education. These events include student seminars, teacher development workshops, and larger events for the general public.
Summer courses are available to the general public. Summer courses will focus on the application of specific founding virtues or principles and how they apply to relevant current events. Applications and payment must be submitted before the courses start.
AFTER SCHOOL ORGANIZATION
A program for high school students will soon be available. This program will focus on the application political theory to both past and current events. It will also provide the opportunity for students to get involved with local government and serve the community.
JASON CAROS - CO-FOUNDER
Jason Caros graduated from Florida State University with undergraduate degrees in History and Religion and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. In Florida, Mr. Caros was a high school history teacher and a district-level curriculum administrator for more than fifteen years. In 2011-12, he was selected by Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative and Responsive Education Solutions to serve as the first headmaster of Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville. Under Mr. Caros’s leadership, the school opened in the fall of 2012 with kindergarten through tenth grade classes and an enrollment of 450 students. In the spring of 2015, Founders graduated its first senior class and the current enrollment stands at just over 900 students with a large annual waiting list.
BRAD DEITZEN - CO-FOUNDER
Brad Deitzen received his bachelor’s degree in Politics from Hillsdale College. Mr. Deitzen was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. Before moving to Texas he lived in Washington, D.C. and worked for Californian Congressman Tom McClintock and at the Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He also lived in Fort Collins, CO where he worked as a teacher apprentice at Ridgeview Classical Schools. He moved to Lewisville in 2013 to teach at FCA. He now serves as the Director of Moral and Civic Education for Responsive Ed and is pursuing his Masters in Humanities with a focus in Classical Education from the University of Dallas.
SAMUEL POSTELL - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Sam Postell graduated from Ashland University with undergraduate degrees in Politics and English. He earned a masters degree in Political Thought from the University of Dallas and is working on his dissertation to complete his PhD. Mr. Postell is writing a book on legislative statesmanship, a subject about which he frequently writes and publishes. He has also conducted studies for Ballotpedia and has frequently contributed to Law and Liberty and Constituting America. At Founders Classical Academy he teaches courses on Government and Economics, and has taught courses on American Literature and Rhetoric in the past