Joshua Villarreal

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

B.A., Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Joshua Villareal is a classical pedagogy trainer for the K-12 Education Office. As a classical pedagogy trainer, Joshua leads communities of teachers and helps to build relationships among the national network of classical educators within Hillsdale College Member Schools. He leads professional development sessions, conducts classroom observations, and provides feedback to teachers and school leaders. Prior to joining the K-12 Office, Joshua was the dean of students and taught 12th grade integrated humanities at Valor South Austin. 

What is the most inspiring part of your job?
"I am most inspired when I see a teacher masterfully weaving together lesson planning, content knowledge, classroom management, and assessments to communicate our noblest ideals in their particular subject. Teachers are mediators between students and the transcendental virtues, those who communicate our noblest ideals and the realization of our highest desires to unlearned minds and hearts."

Favorite classical quote:
"Await no further word or sign from me: your will is free, erect, and whole—to act against that will would be to err: therefore I crown and miter you over yourself." —Dante, Purgatorio