National Paideia Center Board of Directors
We are grateful for the leadership of the individuals who serve on our Board of Directors:
Dr. Joe Milner, Wake Forest University
Dr. George Wood, Federal Hocking, Ohio School District
Barbara Benisch, Asheville, North Carolina
Reggie Mathis, Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Ann Pihlgren, Norrtalje, Sweden
Mike Smith, University of North Carolina
National Faculty Members serving on our Board of Directors:
Meet Paideia Staff
Our core staff, Terry Roberts, Laura Billings, and Jeremy Spielman, work with a network of educators to support Paideia work around the United States and in select schools abroad.
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.
You can email Terry at [email protected].
Jeremy Spielman, Assistant Director
Jeremy is an experienced teacher, principal, system administrator, and school-transformation agent. In addition, his educational philosophy is founded on asking questions rather than forcing answers, and on building consensus rather driving an agenda. One of the reasons that we are most excited about Jeremy’s new role is that he will be leading a stream of social media community building, a job for which he is both philosophically and technically adept.
You can email Jeremy at [email protected]
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 can email Laura at [email protected]