Jeremy Wagner

At a Glance

Jeremy Wagner is an experienced teacher from New Hampshire. In his free time, he delights in studying Latin, reading poetry, gardening, and walking to church with his wife and four children.

Education

Mr. Wagner worked for eight years at a non-denominational Christian school in Laconia, NH, teaching 5th and 6th graders Latin, writing, and humanities. There he also taught Great Books courses to middle and high school students.

Background

Mr. Wagner graduated from Gordon College in 2009 with a B.A. in History and Education. In 2017 he was certified a Master Teacher by the CiRCE Institute in when he completed the CiRCE Institute Teacher Apprenticeship.

Quote

In an article for the CiRCE Institute website, entitled “What Classical Education Is Not”, Jeremy Wagner wrote, “Classical educators are characterized by a resolve to act with due respect for the natural properties of things…When the master teacher sets to work, like a craftsman sitting down at his workbench, he does not fail to take into account the nature of the child, the nature of the art being taught, and the nature and form of learning itself.

“Although all created things have a nature and a purpose, some natural properties are obvious while others are less so. The properties of some things, such as eleven-year-olds, are an inexhaustible mystery. Hence the need to draw upon a tradition that is millennia old.”