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Meet Your Cohort Leader​

Andrew Elizalde earned his B.A. at Depauw University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, earned a math major, physics minor, and religious studies minor, and received the H.E.H. Greenleaf award as the most outstanding 2001 graduate of the school’s mathematics program. He later obtained a teaching credential from California State University Long Beach with a professional-clear qualification for his coursework regarding exceptional children and technology integration. His teaching experience includes work in both public and private schools.

Over the past decade he has served as an Academic Dean to two flagship schools in our movement: Veritas School in Richmond, VA (2010 – 2014) and Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX (2014 – Present). His work in classical schools most notably includes reforming mathematics programs and building professional learning communities through meaningful professional development. Additionally, Andrew offers consulting services to classical Christian schools and has been a keynote speaker at SCL annual conferences.

Andrew and his wife Brooke have three daughters (5th, 7th, and 10th grade) attending CCS and are regularly attending members of Fort Worth Presbyterian Church. In Andrew’s spare time he enjoys backpacking, bluegrass, and books.
Andrew Elizalde
Academic Dean,
Covenant Classical School


Direct Access

When special needs/issues arise, direct access to a seasoned mentor in between monthly virtual meetings


Intimate group of a maximum of 12 participants to ensure relational depth and connection with colleagues from across the country.


Access to a “toolbox” via a shared folder of carefully curated tools, resources, and articles.


Social gatherings with cohorts at SCL regional and national gatherings.


This program is for anyone serving as an academic dean in a classical Christian school. The goal of this program is to understand our role and responsibilities in our respective schools, establish a common language to describe our tradition, equip ourselves with tools to make meaningful change in curriculum and instruction, and develop strategies for investing in faculty culture.


  • Presentation of a monthly key topic followed by facilitated discussion.
  • Open dialogue to discuss issues, challenges, and victories.
  • 1-3 hours of homework monthly (ex. assigned readings).
  • Resources, shared documents, and training material.
  • Access to Andrew Elizalde as your mentor as needed.
  • Time for fellowship to encourage one another in our good work.

Total Cost

Academic Dean Cohort

$ 2,200 Regular Price
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount
  • Monthly Payment Options Available

Apply Now

In order to keep the group sizes small, and maximize effectiveness, we will take applications on a first-come, first-served basis. This application has no obligation. Once you apply, we will personally reach out to you to answer any questions after reviewing your application. If you are approved, you will be informed of the specific start date for your cohort, asked to sign a commitment to the cohort, and given a link to submit payment. Some individuals will be waitlisted until there are enough applicants to form a new group. We will keep you updated as to your application status.