Opening minds. Touching hearts.
MEET OUR PRINCIPAL, BART WILLIAMS!
We're excited to welcome Bart Williams as LCCA's inaugural principal! Williams will be responsible for the start-up and general management of all school operations, including academic, financial, facilities, personnel, and regulatory requirements, and ensuring a successful school launch in September 2021.
“Bart has already proven himself as a valuable member of the LCCA Board as our treasurer, and he shares our vision and passion for LCCA,” said Kristina Vourax, LCCA Board President & Founder. “His experience in education and finance, combined with more than 15 years of leadership and management experience, make Bart the ideal school leader for LCCA. The LCCA Board is confident that he will successfully hire strong teachers and staff, and will ensure the school is ready to open its doors to students this coming September.”
Williams participated in a rigorous and nationwide principal search led by the board at LCCA, along with a number of other strong candidates for the position. He was also interviewed and recommended by the Barney Charter School Initiative (BCSI) team at Hillsdale College, an organization with a successful track record in supporting classical charter schools around the country. BCSI will be assisting LCCA in creating and implementing challenging and engaging academic programs, as well as providing teacher training that will serve as the foundation for a liberal and civic education.
According to Bart, “A classical school with a time-tested, rigorous education broadens and develops the minds and encourages the hearts of all students who belong and contribute to its learning community. It teaches youths how to seek, understand, and appreciate the true, the beautiful, and the good through focused and guided study of the liberal arts and sciences. While these are lofty and worthy pursuits in and of themselves for students, their significance is magnified as these students ultimately gain a deep and lifelong love of learning and lead virtuous and fulfilling lives in their contributions to a free society.”
Bart is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) at Liberty University (expected graduation summer 2021), and he holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Management (Accounting concentration) received from the University of Wisconsin (UW) – Milwaukee; a B.B.A. in Finance from UW – Milwaukee; a certificate of undergraduate major in Economics, UW – Milwaukee; and a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.
As a three-term public school board member and vice president (New Berlin 2004-05; West Bend 2011-17), Bart governed and oversaw the operations and academic program of the school districts; chaired the policy committee, and researched, wrote, and passed policies; reviewed and developed curriculum; and assessed programs for their effectiveness, costs, and efficiency. Bart has six years of teaching experience as a professor of auditing (to undergraduates) and cost accounting (to MBA students) at Mount Mary University, 2011-2017. He also served as an academic advisor at UW-Milwaukee.
In his free time, Bart enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, sports, community service and leadership, and writing. He recently wrote and published a book, Poetic Possibilities, “an original collection showing the moving, innovative, and positive potential of poetry and how to write it.” With his experience as a U.S. Naval officer and in his spare time, Bart has traveled the world, including 13 foreign countries and all 50 U.S. States.
LCCA will begin hiring its entire faculty and staff in the spring of 2021. Please check back with us in early 2021 for a listing of open positions, job descriptions and how to apply.
“Classical education reverts back to how education was meant to be, learning how to think not just being told what to think.”
– Brian N., parent