Mark Beuligmann holds a master’s degree in special education, and has worked in the field of education for most of the last thirty years. He has taught in Illinois public schools and in private schools, both secular and Christian. He began teaching at the Christian Liberty Academy in 1993. During that first year, he became the assistant director of CLASS. He has served as the director of CLASS since 1995, and as an elder in the Church of Christian Liberty (April 2001–September 2005). Mr. Beuligmann is married and has three adult children, all CLASS graduates.