Foundations of Hope: Raising Optimistic Men Fully Alive

Live stream of The Heights Lecture Series this Saturday, October 23 at 8:30pm EST


The Teaching Vocation

A Conference for Men Exploring Professions as Educators

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Colin Gleason discusses a class he teaches in the Lower School: storytelling. What are the fruits of practicing such a skill for our boys? What is the difference between hearing a story and telling one? How do the boys gain from getting inside the art of storytelling? Listen in to find out from Mr. Gleason himself.

Colin Gleason

About the guest:

Colin Gleason

Colin Gleason graduated from The Heights in 1999. After graduating from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Classics, he returned to his alma mater where he has taught a variety of classes: 3rd Grade Homeroom; Natural History; Chess; Storytelling; and currently, Moral Theology in the Upper School. He served four years as the Director of Admissions before taking on his current position as Head of the Lower School in 2010, overseeing his beloved Valley where he began as a student. Colin has also served as the Head Varsity Soccer Coach since 2010, and has been named Coach of the Year by the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, Coach of the Year by the Pigskin Club of DC, and All Met Coach of the Year by the Washington Post. During the summer, Colin directs The Heights Soccer Camp and The Dangerous Camp for Boys. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife, Nicole, and their five children live in Kensington.