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.