Leigh Bortins

National Conference

Leigh Bortins

Leigh Bortins Founder

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer

Leigh Bortins is an internationally acclaimed educator, perhaps best known for her ability to demystify the fundamental tools of learning. As a teacher, author, entrepreneur, and international speaker, Leigh is credited with helping to launch the home-centered learning education movement. Leigh is the chief visionary officer of Classical Conversations (CC), which she founded in 1997. CC supports classical, Christian homeschoolers in all fifty states and in thirty foreign countries.

In addition to earning a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Leigh wrote her Doctor of Ministry thesis on church-based global education for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has written several books, including The Core: The Foundations of a Classical Education, The Question: The Essentials of a Classical Education, and The Conversation: The Challenge of a Classical Education, a series that explores the classical trivium from a parent’s perspective. She has also authored curriculum and guides for parents and students, including The Math Map, a complete math curriculum for classical students of all ages.

Leigh and her husband, Rob, homeschooled their four sons in North Carolina when they weren’t traveling the globe on field trips. They enjoy watching their grandchildren as they become lifelong learners with their parents.

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