Kathleen O'Toole, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for K-12 Education

B.A., Politics, University of Dallas
M.A. Political Science, Claremont Graduate University
Ph.D., Political Philosophy and American Government, Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Kathleen O’Toole is the 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. 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. 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. ‚Äč

What is the most inspiring part of your job?
"I'm inspired every time I watch a school leader at work in the hallways and the lunchroom."