We delight in the journey of learning.

You cannot force learning. You can only commit to joining others on the process.

At Narrative Learning, we believe in the transformative power of collaborative story. We come alongside teachers and learners to enact positive change, hold space for a new story to emerge, and create a joyful learning community.

Meet Our Team

Justin M. Schwamm, Jr, President and Chief Learner

Justin M. Schwamm, Jr., founded Three Column Learning Corporation after decades of experience with crafting stories together with learners, parents, teachers, and other important groups. He received his B.A. in Classical Languages, summa cum laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, was certified to teach Latin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught high-school Latin in a large, diverse North Carolina school district from 1992 to 2014. Along the way, he served as Department Chair, developed curriculum, mentored young teachers, and taught an online course called “Differentiation by Design.” In 2009, his students persuaded him that 20th-century textbooks and learning models are “flat and dead,” and that was the beginning of the Story, the Adventure, and the Mission. Justin can be reached at justin@narrativelearning.net or learnjoyfullytogether@gmail.com

Nancy Vander Veer, Vice President and Treasurer

Nancy Vander Veer is a Latin and English teacher and Space Camp alumna. She has taught in the classroom, but especially loves working with small groups of students who are pursuing topics with passion and curiosity. When she’s not teaching online, in a classroom, or tutoring one-on-one, she enjoys playing the organ, practicing her German skills, and reading a good time travel novel.

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