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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

February 22, 2018

School of the Ozarks to host third annual Classical Christian Education Conference March 1-3

S of O teachers taking a break at CC conference in 2017School of the Ozarks teachers enjoy a respite during a breakout session at the 2017 Classical Christian Conference. The 2018 conference will be held on Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — School of the Ozarks will host its third annual Classical Christian Education Conference Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3. Educators from local and regional schools will gather to explore and advance classical Christian education in the 21st century.

“School of the Ozarks is thrilled to bring classical Christian educators together on this beautiful campus in hopes of building community and sharing what God has given us,” said Scott McElvain, assistant to the dean of School of the Ozarks. “Through practical presentations, we hope to equip, encourage, and spur on classical educators in the work they are doing.”

“The forum was born of the idea of offering classical Christian educators the opportunity to come together to encourage one another and exchange ideas,” said Brad Dolloff, dean of School of the Ozarks. “We have indeed found that the conference is beneficial as it equips educators to prepare Christian students to be producers and influencers in our culture and allows them to share ideas with one another to become better classical Christian educators.”

Plenary sessions will include the following: “How Does One Teach Classically,” by Jim Selby, Whitefield Academy; “Usurping Parents,” by Bruce Williams, Grace Classical Academy; and “With an Eye to the Future: CCE for the 21st C,” by Kyle Rapinchuk, School of the Ozarks assistant professor of Christian worldview.

Breakout sessions throughout the three-day conference will include the following and more: “Classically Educating All Types of Learners,” “Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage,” “Rethinking Elementary Latin,” and “Pushing Logic to the Corners: Teaching and Reinforcing Logic throughout the Secondary.”

Cost for the conference is $35 per person.

To register for the conference, contact Layne Wilks at or (417) 690-2325.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


2.22.18 – Valorie Coleman



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