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Jan Bradburn has 16 years experience teaching
in Florida private schools at the pre-K through high school grade
levels. Over 10 years were spent modifying curriculum to meet the
needs of exceptional students. She continues to develop curriculum
for adult learners in the corporate environment and she is an online
instructor for OnLine Training, Inc. She holds a B.S. in Developmental
Jan is the Headmaster of Classical Learning Academy.
Marsha Lindsey has 37 years of teaching experience in public and private schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida. She is a graduate of William Jennings Bryan College and Nova Southeastern University with a M.A. in Education. Marsha currently teaches first grade in the Orange County Public School System in Orlando, Florida where she also serves on the School Advisory Committee. She is an adjunct professor at Seminole Community College teaching courses in the Child Development Associate Program. Marsha
is the Director of Testing and Measurement of Classical Learning Academy.
Richard Durr is an experienced homeschool parent when he and his wife not only homeschooled their three children but also founded a private Christian school in the mid-1970's. All three graduated from college and are successful in their chosen fields. The homeschooling experience was influential in leading to his undertaking research in self-directed learning which enables him to write and speak on the topic in various publications and venues. Richard serves as business development and marketing support for CLA. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Science, a Master's in Management Science, and a Doctorate in Eductional Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. He is an adjunct professor for Palm Beach Atlantic University. Richard lives in Wellington with his wife. Besides three, now grown, children they have four grandchildren. Richard is the Director of Business Affairs for Classical Learning Academy.
Max Combs is our Educational Technologist. His
duties include helping to keep information on the web site current,
providing general support for technical issues, and incorporating
and maintaining new web technologies as Classical Learning Academy
grows. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
from Oklahoma State University, with an Occupational Associate Degree
in Web Master from New England Institute of Technology. He brings
to Classical Learning Academy over 20 years of industry experience
tailored to analytical design, problem-solving, and implementation.
His unassuming style and professional attitude, combined with a desire
for helping others, contributes to the team effort at Classical Learning
Academy to get things done. Max joined OnLine Training in 2004.
Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D., is the president and
CEO of OnLine Training, and also serves as the founding president
of Classical Learning Academy. He has been designing and teaching
adult education courses since 1968. Terry is a past W. K. Kellogg
Fellow and has a doctoral degree in Adult and Higher Education. He
has a Masters in the Psychology of Education and is an honors graduate
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. His research has
dealt with adult motivation theory and the origins of self-directed
learning readiness. He has specialized in cognitive learning models
and is the co-developer of the Honeycutt Redding Cognitive Task Analysis
Model. Since 1989 he has been involved in an ongoing series of research
projects associated with the development of high self-directed learning
It is Terry's belief that in our rapidly changing world from time
to time situations will occur which will threaten the very existence
of humanity. No one can know from where the genuis will come which
will permit humankind to confront and defeat such extinction level
events. Nor can we know what form the threat will take. Nor can
we know from where the threat will come. We only know that it is
a certainty that in the future such threats will confront humankind.
Thus Terry considers it imperative that we set about educating
all of humankind, fostering growth of the human spirit and our
ability to understand and manage our environment. Of great significance
is the finding that children between the ages of 8 and 15, who
become high self-directed learners, typically share a common childhood
experience. Dr. Redding has labeled this experience "the first
moment of lasting excitement." High self-directed learners
who share this common experience can remember some event that has
captured their imagination for life. Typically these individuals
find their lifelong learning endeavors in some way tied to this "first
moment of lasting excitement."
He studied and conducted research in the area of continuing professional
education at the Oklahoma Research Center for Continuing Professional
and Higher Education. Later, as a consultant he developed a three
volume set for the US Army allowing them to prioritize the selection
and funding of strategic technologies which will be required in
the 21st century. More recently Terry has been the Director of
Corporate Training and Corporate Computer Training at Palm Beach
Atlantic College. He is the author of numerous referred chapters
dealing with adult learning theory. He is the founder of OnLine
Mary Elizabeth Hedgen is a product of homeschooling. She was homeschooled from 5th through 12th grade. Mary Elizabeth graduated high school with a 3.9 GPA and attends college carrying an "A" average. Mary Elizabeth believes in the value of homeschooling and has realized success that has come from being capable of self-directed learning. Mary
Elizabeth works as a Student Advisor for Classical Learning Academy. Her main task is to consult with students regarding their concerns about homeschooling and the effects that it has on their lives. Mary Elizabeth is pursuing a degree in Education.
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