The Grand Object of Education

Steve is an award-winning educator with more than thirty years of experience teaching in secondary and university classrooms. Among his various honors and awards, he is an Indiana Teacher of the Year, Texas Foreign Language Association Latin Teacher of the Year, and a Sagamore of the Wabash. As a blogger, podcaster, and speaker, he has spoken on many topics related to a broader understanding of education.

Steve is married to his college sweetheart Melissa, who is also a Latin teacher and education leader.  They live in Westfield, Indiana, and have two adult children, Austin and Olivia.


Steve has published numerous articles and books. His books Latin For DummiesAchilles in Rome: The Latin Iliad of Baebius Italicus, and Desert Days: 40 Devotions for Men. His articles, including "From Servius to Advanced Placement: The Anfractuous Path of the Helen Episode in Aeneid 2," "The Depth and Charm of Latin Translation," and "The Homoousios Doctrine and Non-Reductive Models of Consciousness: An Orthodox Christian Look at the Mind-Body Problem" cover a range of topics in Classics, theology, and philosophy.


Steve is a huge lover of music, especially classic rock and '80s metal, but he can be found digging the blues, jazz, country, and classical as well. A collector and user of fountain pens, he also loves driving his black Ford Mustang and reading. His favorite works at the moment are the Longmire novels by Western author Craig Johnson.