Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Tom Kostic

Tom Kostic

Senior Fellow in Character Education

Tom Kostic is the Field Program Coordinator at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Kostic is the key trainer for character-Based Literacy Curriculum, which is now in use in the court-community schools of many California counties and hundreds of regular and alternative classrooms throughout the United States.

Kostic is also a community school teacher for the Orange County Department of Education’s Alternative Court Community Education School and Services (ACCESS) program in Anaheim where his classroom serves as a model CBL classroom and laboratory of new projects.

Kostic frequently gives presentations and workshops for teachers and administrators on Character-Based Literacy. Kostic received his bachelor's degree from Concordia University Irvine and his master's in educational administration from National University.