3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ lectures, seminars, and workshops
National Symposium for Classical Education

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023
Cana Academy

Andrew Zwerneman

Andrew J. Zwerneman is the founding president of Cana Academy. He earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Catholic Doctrine from the Pontifical Institute at St. John’s University in New York City.

In the early 1980’s Andrew worked as the New York correspondent for the National Catholic Register. In 1986 Greenlawn Press published his book In Bloody Terms: the Betrayal of the Church in Marxist Grenada. For thirty-four years Andrew has taught or consulted in classical schools. Most of his career he taught with the national group of Trinity Schools. For nineteen years he served as a headmaster, two for the public charter school, Tempe Preparatory Academy in Tempe, Arizona, and seventeen for the independent school, Trinity School at Meadow View in Falls Church, Virginia. During those seventeen years Andrew was on the management team for Trinity Schools, Inc. Through his consulting firm, The Academy Project LLC, he and his team developed the curricula and trained the faculties of Thomas MacLaren School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Trinity Academy in Portland, Oregon. He has coached headmasters with the Great Hearts Academies and lectured for principals studying in the M.Ed. program for Administration and Supervision at Marymount University. Andrew and his wife, Jeannette, have been married for thirty-one years. During that time they have devoted themselves to helping others to learn, mainly in schools but in continuing education efforts outside of school environments as well. They continue this lifelong commitment with the establishment of Cana Academy.


The Habit & Teaching of History
History is a habit of mind, a field of study, and a way of interpreting our existence. By it, we recollect who we are, recall our bearings for navigating the times in which we live, and remember the future in hope. In this workshop, participants will consider principles and practices for teaching history as articulated from several of America’s greatest historians. The exercises are designed for history teachers but are important to anyone responsible for leading a genuine culture of history.
Each participant will receive a copy of HISTORY FORGOTTEN AND REMEMBERED.

Liberal Education, Western Culture

To teach is to lead. To teach well is to lead students into our common cultural heritage and toward their intellectual, spiritual, and moral freedom. That concept of teaching denotes a liberal mind grounded in Western knowledge, love, and memory. In this workshop, participants will consider principles and practices for building the best culture, each one taken from Sir Roger Scruton’s Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged. The exercises are designed for school heads and teachers—anyone responsible for leading the culture of learning proper to a classically liberal academy.