K-12 Experience: Hackett Catholic Prep, Kalamazoo, MI, Latin teacher, Fall 2015 to present. Veritas Press Scholars Academy, Lancaster, PA, Online Grammar and Writing teacher, Latin teacher, Fall 2014 to Summer 2015. Middlebury Interactive Languages, Middlebury, VT, Online Latin and Spanish Teacher, Fall 2014 to Summer 2015. Post-Secondary Experience: Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Teaching Assistant. Courses include: CLCV 102 Medical Terminology online, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 (Also created a guide for this online course for future TAs), CLCV 115 Greek Mythology discussion sections, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, LAT 101, Spring 2013, CLCV 132 Roman Archaeology, grading, Spring 2013, CLCV 115 Greek Mythology, Summer 2012. Departmental Tutor: Greek 202 instructor via web-conferencing on Plato and the New Testament for students to prepare for a proficiency exam, Spring 2014, Private tutor of secondary and undergraduate Latin and Greek students, 2011 to 2014.
I am a Latin teacher in the process of transitioning from a grammar-translation background towards more CI-based approaches. I am also recovering from having to teach from Latin for Americans by writing my own textbook. I love building personal relationships with students and including many different types of activities to make their language acquisition active and exciting!
Honors: Significant Educator Award, KRESA, Spring 2018, Excellent Instructor for CLCV 115 Greek Mythology, UIUC, Summer 2012, Fall 2013, Honors Program, Hillsdale College 2007-2011, Dean’s List, Hillsdale College 2007-2011, Distinct Scholar, Hillsdale College 2007-2011, National Merit Scholar, 2007-2011. Awards Bernice L. Fox Latin Teacher Training Scholarship, Spring 2014, Manson A. Stewart Travel Award, Fall 2012, Graduate Fellowship, UIUC Fall 2011-Spring 2012, Jeffrey Baldwin Memorial scholarship for scholarly writing, Hillsdale College, 2010.
Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL M.A. in Classics with Latin and Greek, Spring 2014 Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI B.A. in Classical Studies with English minor in the Honors Program Magna cum Laude, Spring 2011 Portage Central High School Portage, MI International Baccalaureate High School Diploma, Spring 2007
Papers and Publications Master’s Thesis: Hair as a Literary Feature in Petronius’ Satyrica, UIUC, Spring 2014 Conference presentation: “Trimalchio, the capillatus calvus in Petronius’ Satyrica.” CAMWS-SS, Fall 2012 Book Review Politeness and Politics in Cicero’s Letters by Jon Hall, 2010, for Eta Sigma Phi Nuntius biannual newsletter, Spring 2011 Honors Thesis and Defense, “The Emperor Aurelian’s Campaign through Anatolia: From Byzantium to Antioch in 272 A.D.”, Hillsdale College, Spring 2011 Eta Sigma Phi Undergraduate Panel presentation, “Unhappy Dido, Wicked Aeneas: Politeness and Direct-Address in Virgil’s Aeneid.” CAMWS-SS, Fall 2010