Darlene Gomes

2024 Speaker

Darlene Gomes, Ed.D., has a passion for oral rhetoric and communication on the grammar school level and is blessed to have used her gifts as a classroom teacher for the past 34 years. While she has enjoyed teaching students from kindergarten to college level, after completing her Doctor of Education from Liberty University, the Lord opened doors for her to move into a different area of classical education. Currently, Darlene is working as an educational consultant and speaker through her organization, Leading to Wonder, where she seeks to encourage and equip both classroom teachers and the classical Christian community.


2024 Speaker Topic


Tending the Growth of Oral Rhetoric and Communication in Younger Scholars

While it is understandable that our upper-level students should have a developing mastery of oral rhetoric and communication, what can be done on the grammar school level to tend to the growth of these crucial skills? In this workshop, we will look at what teachers can do to cultivate the soil of both oral rhetoric and communication, how they can tend to and evaluate these growing skills, and finally, how they can celebrate the harvest that the entire community will reap.