Originally from Las Vegas, NV, I left the desert for upstate New York to study Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. After taking a few Classics courses one summer, I found myself absorbed in the ancient world and decided to change my career focus by moving to Los Angeles for graduate school. While working on an M.A. in Classics at UCLA, I discovered historical linguistics, at which point I shifted over to the Ph.D. Program in Indo-European Studies, where I worked on Greek and Latin historical linguistics. I now teach Latin at the Harvard-Westlake School, while continuing to work with the Greek and Latin languages and pedagogy, and I am also the Middle School Dean of Faculty, helping to implement the 1:1 BYOL program at our school. A Google Certified Teacher and Canvassador, I believe in the "constructivist" approach toward education and promote mindful student-centered collaborative work in blended learning environments. I moderate the bi-monthly #latinlangchat Twitter discussion, and I am a co-organizer of the the PlaydateLA "unconference."
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