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fatjef Southern California Thomas Jefferson Education Forum

The Fifth Annual Thomas Jefferson Education Forum in Southern California


Concurrent Youth Conference



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Date:             Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time:            9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Location:     The Rancho Cucamonga Hall of the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center

                      11200 Baseline Road

                      Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701


$55.00 per person
$90.00 per couple (same family)

Youth Conference $35.00 per scholar-age youth

Make checks out to Deena Ortiz; or you may pay by PayPal, but there will be an additional 5% charge to cover the fees.

Price Includes:


  • Vendor Hall

  • Door Prizes

  • Great speakers

No child care available

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! There are a couple of sayings that I think of often: "It is an ill wind that blows no good," and "Every cloud has a silver lining."
I regret to inform you that Andrew Pudewa will not be coming to the Fifth Annual Thomas Jefferson Education Forum (FATJEF) due to a death in his family.
However, Dr. Oliver DeMille, author of A Thomas Jefferson Education and founder of the TJEd movement, has agreed to speak in his place as the keynote speaker. I am nearly speechless at the opportunity to be mentored once more by Dr. DeMille. I have truly missed him.
It has been three years since Oliver has spoken to a homeschool group. What a privilege. What a gesture of kindness because he still hasn't recovered his health.
Please post to every Facebook page, twitter account, social networking group, and homeschooling group about this not-to-be-missed opportunity. This is monumental. I am just so thrilled. Oliver DeMille AND Shanon Brooks together again.
However, since this is such last minute notice, you have to help me spread the word. Oliver DeMille will be the keynote speaker at the FATJEF in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, March 3. You may register at the door starting at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $55 or $90 per couple (same family). 


Keynote Speaker-Dr. Oliver DeMille

Tranformative Power of the Seven Keys-Plus One

Dr. Oliver DeMille is the founder and former president of George Wythe University, a founding partner of The Center for Social Leadership, and the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the 21st Century. As a university student, Oliver went on a search for a truly great education — experiencing private and public universities, technical and religious schools, corporate and international educational institutions, prestigious colleges and worthless diploma mills; he literally sampled the best and the worst that modern education has to offer, and virtually everything in between.

As a result, he found a small Bible school where he worked closely with mentors and studied the Bible and the great classics in many fields. Although Coral Ridge Baptist University was not regionally accredited, he was so excited by the quality of his studies that he left a large, well-respected university to focus full time on his classical education. He earned the B.A. in Biblical Studies (May 1992), M.A. in Christian Political Science (December 1992), and Ph.D. in Religious Education (May 1994) at Coral Ridge Baptist University. He has written and spoken extensively about the traditional education system versus his intense mentored-classical experience with Coral Ridge and his mentor–Dr. W. Cleon Skousen. After his Coral Ridge studies, he returned to Brigham Young University and completed the B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Aerospace Studies, graduating Magna cum Laude (1994). He then devoted his time to refining the educational design and curriculum of the liberal arts school he founded, George Wythe College (now University). Oliver is a popular author, keynote speaker, and business consultant. Presently, he devotes a majority of his time to writing. He and his wife Rachel are raising their 8 children in southern Utah.

Dr. Shanon D. Brooks



“Monticello College promotes the vital principles of leadership that are needed to help restore a culture of freedom and prosperity in the 21st Century. We need a revolution of truly excellent Jefferson-style education in America, and Monticello College is greatly helping blaze this trail.” — Oliver DeMille


Dr. Shanon Brooks is a tireless voice for a society built on principles; he advocates a return to the American traditions of loving marriages, strong families, and united communities through a national speaking tour called:

He is the president of Face to Face with Greatness Seminars (, which teaches the popular principles of A Thomas Jefferson Education. He is also the owner of Plutarch Publishing (, which distributes the printed materials that outline the philosophy of leadership education. He is the former president of George Wythe University and a founder of the Center for Social Leadership (

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in education, and a PhD in constitutional law. He has traveled extensively throughout the country and abroad and served four years in the U.S. Naval Submarine Fleet. A native of Seattle, Washington, Shanon loves hiking, reading, farming, and chopping wood. Shanon and his wife Julia live with their six children in Monticello, Utah.

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Schedule 2012

  • SCHEDULE 2012
      Registration                      8:30 a.m. Welcome                          ...

The Classic Track

The Classic Track
A classic is a work that can be revisited over and over again with new epiphanies gained from each experience. The lectures of the Face to Face with Greatness seminar series are definitely classics. Because...

Session I - 11AM- noon

Jet Fuel for Home Schooling Session I  11 – noon -- followed by a 15’ break -- Hour 1 of the classic track: the basics of TJEd The secret to Thomas Jefferson Education is a little known principle...

Session II- 12:15 - 1:15 PM

The Four Vital Phases of Stellar Learning Human brain development is not a tidy process depicted by a gradually ascending line on a graph. It can be messy and sporadic, better illustrated by a series...

Session III -2:30-3:30 PM

Your Questions Answered A panel of experienced TJEd veterans will respond to your questions about implementing leadership education in your home.

Session IV - 3:45-4:45

The Seven Keys of Remarkable Teaching Hour two covers the different phases that your student will go through during the formative years. Now let’s talk about how you can become a Master Teacher. There...

Session V - 5-6 PM

A Revolutionary Life How to Transform a Your Life into Something Extraordinary! In high school, I had a secret desire to do something revolutionary. Usually, I envisioned staging a walk-out after the...