Get to Know Latin Teacher Ms. Milligan


Jr. High Latin teacher Ms. Milligan.

Question #1: So Magistra, why did you want to become a Latin teacher?

Because Latin is the language of nerds, and I’m a nerd and I want to make more nerds.

Question #2: Why did you move to Minnesota?

I wanted to teach unruly rapscallions.

Question #3: How many years have you been a Latin teacher?

This is my first year teaching at all.

Question #4: Are you staying at BSM next year? If not, where are you going?

No. I don’t know where I’m going.  I’m willing to move to teach.

Question #5: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in California, near Sacramento in a small “hillbilly” suburb.

Question #6: What do you like about Benilde-St. Margaret’s?

I like the students and how they are smart and motivated, and I like the challenge of teaching you everyday.

Question #7: How old were you when you wanted to be a teacher?

I was six years old. I tried to teach my brother about football.

Question #8: When did you first take Latin?

I took it for the first time in my third year of college.

Question #9: Why do you like Latin so much?

It is one of the oldest languages in the world, and I like to read some of the oldest literature in its original language.

Question #10: What’s the best part of being a teacher?

I get to do something different every day.

Question #11: How long do you expect to be a teacher for?

Until I’m 100 years old.

Question #12: Do you like teaching junior high?

Yes. I think that you are in an “interesting” phase of your life, and I want to steer you in the right direction.

Question #13: Are you looking to teach high school?

Yes, I would be interested in teaching more advanced Latin.

Question #14: Where did you go to college?

I got my undergrad at U.C.Davis in California, then moved to Boston to get my Master’s at Boston College.

Question #15: How did you get to BSM?

I saw an ad for the Latin job two weeks before school began and interviewed. I moved here a week before school began.