Nicholas W. Gentile is currently a full-time instructor for Seminaries and Institutes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and, in Fall 2013, will be teaching an after-school directed readings seminar—“Our Christian Forebears: Principles of Seventeenth-century Puritan Discipleship”—for American Heritage School. He has absolutely loved helping students to reason and relate principles in his on-campus and Home and Distance Education American History and World History courses at American Heritage School, where he has received the Rosalie J. Slater Award for instructional excellence. Prior to teaching at American Heritage School and The Fenn School in Concord, Massachusetts, Mr. Gentile earned a 4.00 GPA and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in American History at Brandeis University, where he was a Crown Fellow in the PhD program and mentored by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from Brigham Young University, where he graduated summa cum laude as the valedictorian of the History Department, the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate in History award, and an Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar. He has published several articles in scholarly journals, including one about Thomas Jefferson’s philosophical sympathy for Native Americans in the May 2010 issue of We Proceeded On. He is also the author of “Would He Calm My Storms?”—an article about the Lord’s hand in his efforts to stand for truths about marriage and family—which was published in the September 2012 Ensign. He and his eternal sweetheart, Christina, are passionate about teaching their one son and three daughters to see gospel principles in the world around them and believe that, regardless of where children learn, education should be—first, last, and always—a stewardship of heart and home.