Michael Berndt

Assistant Director of Curriculum

B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College

Michael is the assistant director of curriculum for the K-12 Education Office. He oversees all curriculum development, including the K-12 Program Guide, the 1776 Curriculum, and other curriculum projects. Prior to joining the K-12 Education Office, Michael was an assistant headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Leander in Leander, Texas. In his 11 year teaching career, he taught courses in Latin, logic, mathematics, science, literature, philosophy, and theology.

What is the most inspiring part of your job?
"I'm inspired whenever I see the love our teachers have for both their subjects and their students."

Favorite classical quote:
"We ought not to listen to those who exhort us, because we are human, to think of human things, or because we are mortal, think of mortal things. We ought rather to take on immortality as much as possible, and do all that we can to live in accordance with the highest element within us; for even if its bulk is small, in its power and value it far exceeds everything." —Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics