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John E. Rocha, Sr. is Director of Institutional Advancement at the Center for the American Idea. He is currently an adjunct professor of English at the University of St. Thomas. He previously taught Honors 10th and 12th grade English and led Socratic seminars for upperclassmen in modern fiction and political philosophy at St. Thomas High School in Houston. Mr. Rocha received his Masters in Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He has conducted graduate studies at the University of Houston and received his B.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas.

Mr. Rocha served on the “Think Tank” Committee on Catholic Education for the Arch-diocese of Galveston-Houston. He served for five years on the board of St. Theresa’s Catholic School in Memorial Park. Mr. Rocha was president of the school board for the 2002-2003 school year.  He has served on a site accreditation team for the American Academy for Liberal Education. Mr. Rocha teaches high school courses on The Roots of American Order, Shakespeare, and Foundations of Government at the Children of the Holy House.

John and Donna Therese (Kundert) have been married for over 13 years.  They have eight children: John Eric Jr., Emma Catherine, Mary Elizabeth Ann, Stephen Baldemar, Therese Claire, Thomas Josemaria, Gabriel Benedict, and Patrick Ignatius.  Donna is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston.

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