Dean of Students, Upper Humanities

David Hardesty

David Hardesty earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Arizona, and his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Seminary. Mr. Hardesty comes to The Classical Academy with many years of pastoral, teaching, and business experience. He began his career in classical education as the Dean of Students at one of the largest ACCS classical, Christian schools, and throughout his career he has served as a classical humanities teacher, Dean, Head of School, and Upper School leader. David is convinced Classical methodology is the best way to teach children, as it conforms to how God made students’ minds and emotions at different levels of development.

David is an eager traveler who once toured England using a 1200-year old text as a guidebook. He and his wife Colette serve on the worship and leadership teams of their local church and are fully enamored of 3 John 4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.