Marketing a Classical School: An Interview with David Goodwin

David Goodwin has been the headmaster at the Ambrose School for six years. Before that he served as a marketing executive with Hewlett Packard for almost fifteen years (while serving on the Ambrose school board). Because of his extensive marketing experience, David is one of those rare school heads who brings a keen sense of what it takes to grow and market a classical school as an organization. You might think that if he brings business acumen to a school’s operation that he must be an academic lightweight–but you would be wrong. David is an avid reader and learner, and passionate about getting a classical education himself.

Under David’s leadership the Ambrose School has grown to about 400 students and has moved into a beautiful school facility that has been constructed around…a library. I think you will enjoy the wisdom he brings to this interview.  Click the link below to listen to the interview.

David Goodwin Interview

Interview with Dr. John Skillen

Professor Skillen directs the Gordon (College) in Orvieto Program in Italy and the Studio for Art, Faith and History which hosts college students for a semester of study with patrons, artists and professors. Dr. Skillen describes the essence of the program and the need for recuperating the classical tradition of art and learning. After hearing this you will want to go Orvieto–or send your favorite college student there!

Interview with Dr. John Skillen