Gwendolyn Yarbrough

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

B.S., Computational Mathematics, Hillsdale College

Gwendolyn Yarbrough is a classical pedagogy trainer for the K-12 Education Office. As a classical pedagogy trainer, Gwen leads communities of teachers and helps to build relationships among the national network of classical educators within Hillsdale College Member Schools.  She leads professional development sessions, conducts classroom observations, and provides feedback to teachers and school leaders. Prior to joining the K-12 Office in 2022, Gwen taught middle and high school math at charter schools in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she also coached volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track. In 2017, she moved back to Hillsdale to be the assistant athletic director of media and community relations with the Hilldale College Athletic Department.

What is the most inspiring part of your job?
“This is the same education I received at Hillsdale Academy. At the time I didn't appreciate how blessed I was to receive it. I did not know other students were learning in the dark with no exposure to classic literature or a school mission that aimed at the good for my good. My job is to help teachers learn how to bring this gift to students any and everywhere!”

Favorite classical quote:
“Make up your minds that happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.” —Thucydides, Pericles Funeral Oration