Bill Dardis joined the Heights faculty in 2011. After graduating from Notre Dame and receiving a commission in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Dardis worked as an IT consultant with Ernst & Young in New York. From 1996 to 2011, he founded several character development initiatives in St. Louis and Chicago. He is the co-author of Becoming Rome: Foundation, Republic, and Empire in the Words of Eminent Romans (available November 2022). He has led service projects and summer camps in the U.S. and Mexico, including several in his home town of New Orleans. In 2018 he founded the DC Accelerator, a professional orientation program for recent college graduates. Mr. Dardis teaches the 8th grade Core Class, 8th grade Science, and 7th grade Religion.