Benjamin Couch Payne
Benjamin is a Project Officer for the Barney Charter School Initiative (BCSI) at Hillsdale College. Benjamin transitioned from a career in architecture to education by accepting a position to teach at Highlands Latin School, which is one of the top-rated schools in Kentucky founded by Memoria Press, a leader in classical homeschool curriculum. Benjamin then became a teacher, administrator, and dorm parent at West End School: a free, private, college-prep, boarding school for preK-8th grade boys from Louisville’s underserved population. Benjamin was the founding School Director at Savannah Classical Academy, one of the Barney Charter School Initiative’s first four schools. Benjamin holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.