Who we are
James Madison once asked, "What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?" We believe that civic education is necessary for the maintenance of freedom. Our students think so too. We started a program that will embrace the community and will allow our students to get involved and serve others. We hold public events, we host summer courses open to the public, and we have a scholar program that equips our students to serve their communities for life. Mark Twain once remarked "I never let my education get in the way of my learning." The Center for Liberty and Learning shows students that learning to be a great citizen or a statesman can happen inside and outside of the classroom.
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.
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.