Heather Herrick Jennings is Academic Dean at The Ambrose School, a classical Christian school in Meridian, Idaho, where she has also taught. She earned her PhD in medieval literature from the University of California, Davis, and her undergraduate in political philosophy from Patrick Henry College. She's camped in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho every summer since she was five years old. These days, she does her level best to keep up with three young daughters and their pet rabbit Cleopatra.
In a world mediated through technology, the common arts bring us into daily encounters with a material world where we have not made the rules. They orient us to truths outside of ourselves and foster humility as we subject ourselves to realities beyond our control.