Philosophy and History
I believe that everyone has the right to be educated, but EDUCATION is a privilege that one must earn. Each individual earns an education through hard work, constant study, practice and the desire to expand personal horizons. The student must take responsibility for his or her own learning. Each student is responsible for what he or she does to achieve this goal and for what he or she does not do thus falling short of achieving the goal. It is the responsibility of the teacher to provide instruction, explanation and opportunities to achieve learning and to support and encourage the learning process with creativity, enthusiasm, hard work and dedication. For me teaching the young men and women at CJ is an honor, a privilege and a serious responsibility. It is also a great joy.
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of Dayton and a Master of Humanities degree from Wright State University. As of the 2011-2012 school year I shall be entering my 40th year in education and my 28th year at CJ. I have also taught at both Jefferson Twp. Jr. High and Jefferson Twp. Sr. High and St. Benedict's Jr. High in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. For 15 years I volunteered at St. Henry's Parish teaching the High School of Religion and Confirmation classes. I have been moderating the Language Club for more than 20 years.
Every year the Language Club has a committment to the Hispanic Catholic Ministry as our service project. Both the students and I feel blessed to be able to do projects to help support families at Christmas time through the HCM. With my Latin 3 and 4 (and sometimes Latin 2) students, we reach out to elementary schools and teach introductory Latin to students in the sixth to the eighth grade.
Class Syllabi 2012-13
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