Russ Gregg is the founder and head of school at Hope Academy in Minneapolis, MN. Russ has served in this role for almost 20 years and is now helping others to start urban classical schools throughout the US by means of the Spreading Hope Network. He and his wife, Phyllis, who teaches 3rd grade at Hope Academy, live four blocks away from Hope Academy. They have 3 grown children. Russ serves on the board of directors of the Society for Classical Learning and has a BA in global studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.