Teaching Latin in the 21st Century:

Some Observations by Eta Sigma Phi Members

in honor of Wayne Tucker

Eta Sigma Phi honored former Executive Secretary Wayne Tucker on the occasion of his retirement from Hampden-Sydney College, home of Beta Theta chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, with a panel entitled “Teaching Latin in the 21st Century: Some  Observations by Eta Sigma Phi Members” at CAMWS 2006. Dr. Tucker made a significant impact on the careers of all of the panelists through his tireless work for Eta Sigma Phi. CAMWS meets in Gainesville, Florida, at the invitation of the University of Florida, home of Epsilon Iota chapter. All members of Eta Sigma Phi are encouraged to attend CAMWS and to honor Dr. Tucker. For more information about the meetings, see the CAMWS website (www.camws.org).

Friday, April 7, 2006
1:15 pm.-2:45 p.m.
Seventh Paper Session Reitz 346
on the Campus of the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

“Organizing the Abyss: The Grammar Portfolio in Latin II”
Ellen Sassenberg, founding member of Zeta Sigma Chapter at the University of Minnesota and local chair of the convention in Minnesota. She currently teaches Latin at Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota, and was the recipient of the 2005 APA Award for Excellence in Precollegiate Teaching. 

 “Harrius Potter in the Latin Classroom”
Amy Sommer, member of the Epilon Xi chapter at Gustavus Adolphus College. Amy  presented a paper entitled “Men are from Mars, but Aeneas is from Venus” as part of the Eta Sigma Phi panel at CAMWS-Southern Section in Athens, GA in the fall of 2000. She is currently teaching Latin at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, CO. 

“Latin Via Ostia”
Jeremy Walker, member of the Gamma Iota chapter at Wabash College, Megas Chrysophylax in 1990-1991. Latin teacher at Crown Point High School in Indiana since 1995.

 “Latin, African-Americans, and the Achievement Gap: Making Latin Relevant and Meaningful in the Inner-City Classroom”
Jennifer Ice, member of Eta Zeta Chapter at Truman State University. Jennifer was the recipient of an Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarship to the Vergilian Society in 2001 and earned her masters in Classics from University of Texas-Austin in 2003.  She is currently teaching Latin at Brittany Woods Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Crossing the Bridge between Latin and Spanish: SPLAT Activities, Materials, and Games for the Classroom”
Dawn McRoberts, member of the Gamma Omicron chapter at Monmouth College.  Dawn was the local chair of the 2001 convention at Monmouth College.  She was Megas Grammateus in 2000-2001 and Megale Hyparchos 2001-2002. She is currently teaching Latin at Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Illinois.

Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary, Eta Sigma Phi. Organizer and presider.