Teaching Latin in the 21st
Some Observations by Eta Sigma Phi
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,
1:15 pm.-2:45 p.m.
Seventh Paper Session Reitz 346
on the Campus of the University of 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.
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
“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.
Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary, Eta Sigma Phi. Organizer and