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New administrator to join Aristoi

May 27, 2019

Terrence Moore will start July 8 as a new headmaster at Aristoi Classical Academy in Katy.

The academy is a K-12 public charter school in Katy. Aristoi School Board President, Lucina Botond, says of Moore’s addition to the school, “We are delighted that Dr. Moore has decided to join us at Aristoi Classical Academy. His experience in developing and guiding successful classical charter schools is second to none. He’s passionate about offering an extraordinary education to as many students as possible, which is a sentiment that the Aristoi leadership shares.”

Moore will replace Matthew Watson, who served as head of upper school for five years, in an expanded role.

Moore has been the founding principal of three other classical schools and was the architect of the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College. A native of Texas, Moore earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in history from the University of Edinburgh.

He also served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1990-93. Moore taught at Ashland University in Ohio for two years. For seven years he was the founding principal of Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, Colorado, whose high school during his time there was twice ranked the No. 1 public high school in the state and also ranked fourth in the nation for open-enrollment schools, according to U.S. News and World Report.

From 2008-14 Moore was a professor of history at Hillsdale College and helped to launch the Barney Charter School Initiative, which assists in the founding of classical charter schools across the country. At Hillsdale, he taught Western Heritage, American Heritage, The Enlightenment, and The Nature and History of Manhood. He also received the Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence. From 2014-17 he was the founding principal of Atlanta Classical Academy and in 2018-19 the founding principal of Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County, Colorado.

Moore has written frequently on school reform and other cultural and political topics, his most popular article being “Wimps and Barbarians” in the Claremont Review of Books. He has also written articles, editorials, and book reviews for The Claremont Review, The Washington Times, HumanEvents.com, Big Government, Townhall.com, Touchstone, The Family in America, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of “The Perfect Game,” a novel about boys growing up in Texas during the Eighties. In 2013 and 2014, he was one of the leading critics of the Common Core, testifying before seven state legislative bodies and traveling to 14 states to speak against it. Besides many articles on Common Core, he also wrote “The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core.”

Aristoi Classical Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school, offering classical education to students in grades K-12. Aristoi is located in historic Katy with a total enrollment of more than 900 students. The charter plans to open an additional campus in the greater Houston area in 2020. To learn more about Aristoi Classical Academy, visit www.aristoiclassical.org or contact 281-391-5003.

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