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The Pillar Foundation Staff

Daniel Hite, Director


Dan has been the director of Pillar since 2011. He has taught Worldview Foundations since 2005 and Christian Self-Government since 2008. Since becoming Director, he teaches two other flagship courses of the foundation, Understanding the Times (advanced and applied worldviews) and American History: America's Christian Heritage. He also teaches  U.S. Constitution and Government and is the adult sponsor of the St. Louis Teen Eagles and Eagle Nest Workshop. Dan is also a Bible teacher/pastor and has served on church staffs as well as having managed other Christian non-profit organizations.

Leah Hite, Administrator


Leah is a former homeschooling mom, and has worked and volunteered at Pillar since 2004. She has a broad and solid working knowledge of the homeschooling process and is a great resource for new parent-teachers. She previously taught Study Skills and currently teaches Getting Into Greek.


Michael Cordner, Director Emeritus


Mike and his wife Sharon have been homeschooling parents and supporters for many years. They were closely involved in the design and formation of Pillar from its inception in 1996, as well as developing its flagship and supplementary  courses. Mike retired in 2011 and they now live out of state.​ He is also a published author.

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