Dialogue * Ideas * Community!
The National Paideia Center is a source of information, inspiration, and training for those who are dedicated to life-long learning.
Our mailing address is:
The National Paideia Center
29 1/2 Page Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Our core staff, Terry Roberts and Laura Billings, work with a network of educators to support Paideia work around the country and in select schools abroad.
Dr. Terry Roberts, Director
Dr. Terry Roberts is a former high school English teacher, he is practicing scholar of American Literature and Cultural Studies, with a strong penchant for the classics. He is fascinated by the social and intellectual power of dialogue to teach and to inspire. Terry is the lead author of several Paideia publications including: The Power of Paideia Schools, The Paideia Classroom, and Teaching Thinking through Dialogue.
Feel free to write Terry via email at:
Dr. Laura Billings, Associate Director
Dr. Billings is a former secondary teacher from Jacksonville, Florida. Laura’s dissertation research focused on the socio-linguistic aspects of dialogue, specifically how students engage in dialogue in relation to teacher questioning. Laura is passionate about holistic, formative assessment practices and community building.
You may email Laura at: