One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In sharp contrast, one of the hallmarks of the Christian, liberal arts model of education s the centrality of the teacher. Since education is about formation and formation happens through imitation, the teach himself or herself is crucial in bringing about the goals of the school. In this session, Andrew Smith will give reasons for understanding the proper role of the teacher as well as practical advice for prioritizing the teacher in the right way at your school.