Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School Hosts Renowned Novelist and Speaker

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Dr. M. Walker Buckalew, Jr. to speak on the future of Christian education.

On Thursday, April 23, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE), a private college preparatory school, is hosting internationally-known independent school consultant and published novelist Dr. M. Walker Buckalew, Jr. at 7 p.m. in the Saint Thomas' Episcopal Church chapel located at 4900 Jackwood St. in Meyerland.

Dr. Buckalew will present “Christian Private Schooling in the U.S.: A Look into the Future.” With vast knowledge of private schools and experience in academic institutions, his presentation will be eye-opening to many and is aimed to influence decisions regarding the future of schooling for this generation and the generations to come. Following the presentation, Dr. Buckalew will host a book signing. This free event is open to the community. Although reservations are not required, an email to cropper.donna(at)stes(dot)org with the number of attendees is appreciated.

“We’re thrilled to host Dr. Buckalew and learn from his valuable insights into the future of Christian education,” said STE Headmaster Michael Cusack. “His presentation speaks directly to our mission at STE, which is to form honorable men and women through a classical education grounded in a Christ-centered worldview.”

Since 1989, Dr. Buckalew has served as a consultant to private schools across North America. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English and religion from Duke University before serving as an officer on the USS Constellation. After the Navy, Buckalew worked as a public school teacher and coach while earning his doctorate and Master of Education from the University of Wyoming. He previously taught at the University of North Carolina and St. Lawrence University and was appointed president and chief academic officer at Cumberland University in Tennessee.

Inspired by C.S. Lewis at an early age, Dr. Buckalew has penned several novels that include “The Rebecca Series” and “The Visioners: Into The Wilderness.” To order one of his works or to read more about Dr. Buckalew, please visit

About Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church:
Established in 1955, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE) is a private, Pre-K through 12 college preparatory school that believes in nurturing the minds and spirits of its students through classical and Christ-centered instruction. With stimulating academics, vibrant visual and performing art programs, and an emphasis on college readiness, graduates leave Saint Thomas’ well-prepared for the rigors of higher education and a productive life beyond STE. For more information, please visit or call 713.666.3111.

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