James Chastek, M.A. Ph. L, Ph.D (cand.) graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2000, from Claremont Graduate University in 2006, and from the Pontifical University of Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in 2008. He has completed his coursework and dissertation for a doctorate in philosophy, and anticipates the conferral of this degree in 2011.
Mr. Chastek began teaching in 2000, and has since taught every grade from 1-12. He has taught at two different Classical-curriculum high schools, St. Michael Academy (2000-2001) and St. Monica Academy (2004-2007), in addition to constructing and teaching a classical curriculum as private instructor in West Covina California (2003-2007), and working as a philosophy instructor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN (2009). He joined the faculty of Chesterton Academy in the fall of 2010.
Mr. Chastek and his family live in St. Paul and attend church at St. John’s.