Magistra Rebecca Thomason
Latin and English
Tutorials: Tuesdays 4:15-4:45
Thursdays: **before or after school
**by appointment only
Welcome to the wonderful world of Latin and English!
This is my second year teaching at DHS and my fourth year overall. I am excited to be here and cannot wait to meet you, students and parents. Please do not hesitate to contact me (email is probably the swiftest) if you have any questions/comments about anything. Each class I teach will have their own assignments and information posted in Google Classroom. I also appreciate parent involvement. If you would like to help out by either purchasing supplies, attending Latin club events, etc. please let me know. Tissues, pencils, and paper are always welcome!
I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was very small. My stuffed animals often transformed into students in my imaginary classroom. The subjects varied as did my interests; I knew I was going to teach, but what? Enter Latin. I took Latin in both junior and high school with wonderful teachers. I competed regionally and nationally with the Junior Classical League. My insatiable curiosity of the ancient world continued to grow. In December 2009, I graduated from the University of Dallas with a degree in Classical Philology (fancy for "a LOT of Latin and Greek) and have loved every minute of it.
Every student in my classroom should know that they are welcome and safe here. I am passionate about the subjects I teach and I am also passionate about the welfare of my students. My hope is to inspire lifelong reading and learning. Even if their passion doesn't turn out to be Latin, or reading, I want them to take from their classroom experience a drive to follow their passions and the mental equipment to succeed at it. Students learn how to take notes, memorize, form study habits, and more. A well-rounded experience in class makes for a well-rounded education, and I will do my best to guide students to a path to success.