Kristen Rudd

Teacher in Cary, NC

Kristen Rudd lives in Cary, NC and has been homeschooling her children for twelve years. Both her children are now high school students and continue to enjoy homeschooling.

She offers online high school literature and writing classes and gives talks and workshops on teaching, literature, and writing whenever she gets a chance.

Kristen is the founder and director of the Piedmont Classical Forum; a regular contributor to The Circe Institute; and the brains/heart behind #100daysofDante, #everydayOvid, and #ThisIsEpic—Facebook groups to help people read classics in community.

Kristen also recently taught for three years at Sola Gratia Classical Academy. Over the course of her tenure there, she taught formal logic to high school students; and literature, poetics, and grammar to upper elementary school students. Prior to that, she taught Lost Tools of Writing to middle school students online.

Kristen graduated from the Circe Institute Apprenticeship program in 2019 and is a Circe-certified master classical teacher. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching in Classical Education through the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University.

An established writer, Kristen’s published work can be found online at The Circe Institute, The Torrey Gazette, The Center for Lit, and Fathom Mag.

In her spare time (ha!), she writes fiction and poetry, lifts heavy weights, eats tacos, and defends Dido, Queen of Carthage, to anyone who dares smack-talk her, may her memory be eternal.