The Classical Association of Massachusetts congratulates Sara Cain on receiving our Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017. Sara’s commitment to Latin is unparalleled both in the classroom, where she teaches middle school at Monomoy Regional, and in professional circles, where she has been a creative, dynamic presenter not only at CAM talks but also at MAFLA and CANE. She is also a tireless organizer at the conventiculum Bostoniense whose light but firm touch behind the scenes makes all the participants’ experiences better.
Her colleague Mrs. Walter, says that “Sara is a magistra optima. She keeps Latin alive with her students, speaking the language with them daily. All the children greet her, “Salve, Magistra!” out of habit, no matter where they are, and Latin regularly slips into my classroom. Professionally, I could not have asked for a better teammate. When in group meetings, if a document is needed she is the one to speak up immediately with, “I’m already on it. It’s saved in the team drive.” Her enthusiasm is infectious.”