Mr. Van Hecke is a seasoned Catholic educator, currently the headmaster of St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, California. He is also the Founder and President of Catholic Textbook Project, the premiere publisher of highly praised history textbooks for Catholic schools now used in schools in more than 90 dioceses nationwide and in English-speaking pockets around the world, and the President and Founder of The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education. He received a B.A. in classical Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. Sought-after as a consultant and speaker, Mr. Van Hecke nonetheless makes it a point to enjoy life with his wife and three children on their avocado ranch in bucolic Santa Paula, California.