St. James Academy’s Freshman Philosophy Series: Unveiling Epistemology
From August 29th to September 13th, 2023, Freshmen at St. James Academy have been learning the basics of Philosophy in their Seminar classes. Specifically, they have been introduced to Epistemology: “What do I know?” and “How do I know it?”
Over the course of three seminar periods and an entire day, while our seniors were on retreat, Freshmen were taught by either Dr. Rapp (principal), Mr. D’Amico (Theology), or Mr. Rockford (Dir. Educational Programming).
As a Catholic school, we believe that parents are the first educators of their children. And if you are anything like us, Philosophy does not come easy. So, in an effort to support each other, we have provided a video-podcast series showing and discussing the philosophy lessons your students experienced in their Freshman seminars. We will discuss the What, the Why, and the How involved in these lessons.
Below, you will find the episodes we have released. We will update this “live” as more episodes are added. So, please enjoy. Even though these episodes are intended for parents, we encourage you to discuss these ideas with your children.
Principal | St. Gregory
"In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death and to guide our feet into the way of peace." Luke 1:78-79
Benedictine College: English & Secondary Education
Benedictine College: Master's of Arts in School Leadership; Baker University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Director of Educational Programming | St. Gregory
2017 Kansas Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching; 2020 Jedel Excellence in Math Education Prime Award Recipient; married with three kids; parishioner at Good Shepherd in Shawnee, Kansas; enjoys lawn care, gardening, reading, and playing guitar.
University of Kansas: BSE Secondary Math and English
University of Kansas: MA in Teaching and Leadership