Kathleen O'Toole, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for K-12 Education

Dr. Kathleen O’Toole is Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale College, where she leads Hillsdale’s work in K-12 Education, including the K-12 Education Office and Hillsdale Academy, a K-12 private school on the College’s campus. Prior to joining Hillsdale, she was the founding headmaster of Founders Classical Academy of Leander, a classical charter school serving 700 students in grades K-12. Dr. O’Toole holds an MA and a Ph.D. in American Politics and Political Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University, and a BA from the University of Dallas in Politics. She has taught at the college and high school levels at Claremont McKenna College, Morehead State University, and Founders Classical Academy of Leander. Dr. O’Toole was an editor for the Claremont Review of Books, a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and serves on the board of the Classic Learning Test. She lives in Hillsdale, MI, with her husband Daniel and their daughter.