Building a Classical School: A Panel on Design and Construction

Eric Cook June 26, 2014

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2014


Are you about to start a building project? Are you completing a master plan? These can be very daunting and challenging projects. In this session, Eric Cook, David Goodwin, and Rod Gilbert will share their experience from constructing buildings that reflect the principles of classical, Christian education and serve the students well. Each panelist will provide a description of their respective building processes, an overview of some of the principles that guided their projects, and then offer feedback to you in an open question and answer session.  


Building Construction


Eric Cook
Eric Cook is the Headmaster at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX. He received his B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from Transylvania University, Lexington, KY  and his M.A. in Instructional Leadership is from Northern Kentucky University. He has served as an assistant principal at a large middle school in Cincinnati, Ohio, taught history, civics, philosophy, and psychology for five years in public schools, and served as Upper School Head at Faith Christian School in Roanoke, VA before becoming Headmaster at Covenant in 2009. He has served on the SCL board since 2012. Eric is married to his beautiful wife, Liz. They have six children: Haydon, Olivia, Grant, Cole, William, and Lincoln.

Other Contributions by Eric Cook

Developing a Dynamic Leadership Team

Article - SCL Conference 2015

Establishing A Peace-Making Culture

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Word of Mouth Marketing

Article - SCL Conference 2013

Building Parent Partnerships That Last

Article - SCL Conference 2012

Student Spiritual Formation

Article - SCL Conference 2009

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