Craig is the founder of Waterloo School, leading the team of three co-founders in researching and developing the unique model.
Before Waterloo, Craig led the School of Rhetoric at Regents School of Austin for eleven years, where he guided its growth from a division of one hundred-plus students and a small faculty to over three hundred students and close to forty full and part-time faculty and staff. He co-founded the Bluetower Arts Foundation in Eugene, OR, taught and served as Upper School Head of Trinity School in Raleigh, NC, established the food service at Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, built a Young Life ministry in partnership with Bethesda Lutheran Church, in Eugene, Oregon, taught public school English in Los Angeles, and ran the kitchen at Young Life’s Malibu Club in British Columbia.
Craig holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Ireland and graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in English. Craig serves on the Board of Directors for BlueTower and Gutenberg College. Craig and his wife Dana are members of Christ Church of Austin and are actively involved in the ACNA Matthew 25 initiative and pre-marital counseling. Hobbies include woodworking, writing, backpacking, and travel.
Posts by Craig Doerksen
Question: How does a school that hasn’t opened yet let students shadow school and learn what it will be like? Answer: Waterloo Experience Days! Through the winter we are holding Experience Days where students can experience a half day of school (one class), not as an observer, but as a student. Core to Waterloo is…Read More
I learned to cook at a Young Life camp in Canada from a dear friend who is an artist by personality, outlook, and talent, and who ran the kitchen accordingly. It was never dull and the food was amazing. One of her hallmark questions to us volunteers in the course of feeding 500 was ‘Do…Read More
Note: see below for opportunities to learn more about Waterloo Many years ago a dear friend told me about a Christmas season tradition—to read Athanasius’ On the Incarnation as an Advent devotional. His tradition hasn’t replaced mine of using this excellent digital Advent devotional from BIOLA that draws on art, music, poetry and scripture to…Read More
As we get ready to launch Waterloo School publicly, this is a place to get updates and read thought-provoking words about education. Some of you have known about us from the beginning, while others may be just hearing about us. The Waterloo School Update will help everyone dive deeper into our vision. What is Waterloo…Read More