Catherine Hood deeply loves the values and approach of classical education and is excited to return to serve at John Adams Academy for her second year. After her classical training from the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, she taught elementary scholars for six years in classical schools in Southern California, where she broadened her vision for TK-12 classical education. She then served for two years as Director of Torrey Academy, offering classically-based humanities courses to high school students. Catherine moved back to Northern California with her husband and daughter the summer of 2019 to be closer to family and to join the team at John Adams Academy. She loved teaching 6th grade humanities at the Academy last year, and is honored to serve as an elementary mentor teacher this year. What she values and enjoys most about classical education is working collaboratively with teachers to help ignite scholars’ love of learning and empower both scholars and teachers to live to their fullest potential.