Why Uniforms? with Rod Gilbert

We’ve all wondered at some point…why do students have to wear uniforms? Does having to conform somehow damage their individuality, or does it actually enhance it? Yes, requiring uniforms does make life easier on school mornings, but is there more to it than that? What if the simple act of wearing a uniform leads to greater personality development, better leadership skills, and the joy of being a part of something bigger than themselves? Explore these ideas with us as Davies interviews Rod Gilbert, Headmaster for Regents School of Austin.

Rod Gilbert is the Headmaster for Regents School of Austin. He assumed this position five years ago after serving as the Head of Upper School for four years. Prior to his career at Regents, Rod was a founding member of Trinity Academy of Raleigh, North Carolina, and served as the Assistant Headmaster.

Active both in Regents as well as the Association of Classical & Christian Schools, Rod fosters and promotes a nationwide relationship with other schools, frequently addressing peers and educators in national meetings. In addition to leading conferences and workshops, Rod has published multiple articles in the Society for Classical Learning Journal. In formal training he completed a B.S. in Economics and a M. Divinity. Currently he is completing requirements towards a Ph.D. in Education. Currenty he serves as a Commissioner for the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission(TEPSAC) and an Arete Fellow with the Institute for Classical Schools.