M.A., Florida State University
- Latin II
- Latin III
- Honors Latin III
- Classical Mythology I
- Classical Mythology III
I became a teacher because I have an intense passion for the Latin language, Roman history, and Greco-Roman culture and wanted to find an outlet for that passion. The Latin language and Greco-Roman culture have had such a profound effect on our lives as Americans, and I love helping students make that realization. I cannot imagine doing anything else!
I believe very strongly in making the subject matter of my classes accessible to all my students. Latin can be challenging, but anyone can master it. Often, students come into my class intimidated by the idea of taking what they perceive is a very difficult language. I make it clear very quickly that they will succeed and that I expect a lot from them!
In order to help our class material to come to life for my students, I have assigned them projects such as acting out scenes from Roman history and creating short films of Greco-Roman myths. When students are able to act out the material we are learning for others, it helps them to enjoy and care about the material even more.