Laurie Detweiler, well known for her creativity and the sense of wonder she brings to children in her educational endeavors is a vice president and owner of Veritas Press, an education company that specializes in classical Christian educational products and services. She has authored, edited, and published numerous books and curricular products including the Veritas Press History, Veritas Press Bible, Veritas Press Phonics Museum, and numerous comprehension guides for children’s literature.
She was instrumental in founding two classical Christian schools: The Geneva School in Orlando, FL, and Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA. In both instances, she served as the curriculum coordinator for several years, playing the key role in establishing the curricular selections, sequence, and expectations.
Yet when asked what her greatest accomplishment has been, she quickly sidesteps the questions and says that her greatest joy is being a wife to Marlin and the mother of four incredible boys, Jameson (born 1985), Brandon (1987), Travis (1988), and Parker (1990).
Laurie graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 with a B.A. in Psychology. After teaching special education for one year, Laurie left the school system to focus on being a wife and mother. When her oldest son, Jameson, entered kindergarten, she and her husband became restless regarding the educational options available. After reading Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Doug Wilson, they realized that they had found the education they wanted for their children. Her involvements in classical Christian education, initially motivated to help her children, have made her a favorite speaker, consultant, and writer.