John Kaufman

Academy Principal

John Kaufman is excited to be the Principal of the Academy at Loveland Classical Schools (LCS). The Classical Model of education is a blessing for the students at LCS, and Mr. Kaufman is proud to be part of the process of bringing the gifts of the program to the 6th – 12th grade students.

Mr. Kaufman has two degrees in Civil Engineering/Water Resources – a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters from M.I.T. He practiced in this field for ten years.

Following his move to Colorado in the mid 1980s, Mr. Kaufman lived and worked on a farm in Yuma, Colorado for ten years, growing wheat, corn, sunflowers, and millet and developing a sound working knowledge of the rural life.

While living in eastern Colorado, Mr. Kaufman served on a Board of Directors for a local school district and became licensed as a secondary math teacher. Following this, he taught for seven years in public and charter schools.

He procured a Master’s in Educational Administration and has served as a school leader for the past 17 years, including two as Superintendent/Principal for a rural Colorado school district.

Mr. Kaufman sees the profound benefits for students in the specific three pillars of the Classical Model at LCS: Great Books, the Trivium, and Character Education. The Core Virtues are the heart and soul of a life well lived. It is his goal to inculcate these virtues within the Academy.

John is married to Pam, with whom he has five children, three grandchildren and another on the way as of this writing.

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