Classical Prep's founder and volunteer CEO, Anne Corcoran, has seen her dream to open the first public charter classical school in Florida evolve from the "drawing board" on her dining room table to the school's opening in 2014. Now, in its third year, Classical Prep is making big waves in Pasco County and the surrounding areas.
To honor her dedication to providing a public classical education, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South recently presented her with the 2016 CAMWS Award for Special Service. "From her charter application in 2011, to the opening of the school in 2014, to its booming enrollments and latest accolades, Anne has faithfully and tirelessly served the school in her role," says Dr. Eleni Manoloraki, Associate Professor of Classics at USF. "To found a Florida public school on Classics curriculum is tremendously impressive; to run it with Classics as a pedagogical method and to receive an A from the Florida Department of Education is nothing less than Herculean."