Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017: Congratulations to Sara Cain!

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…
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Thank You from Sara Cain

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Societati Ipsae Sara SPD Thank you to the officers as well as the membership of the Classical Association of Massachusetts for your camaraderie, collegiality, and commendation. I was surprised to hear that I would be receiving the 2017 Certificate for Excellence in Teaching and honored to accept the award among friends at the CAM annual business meeting during MaFLA’s Jubilee 50th Annual conference in Springfield, MA. As I reflected on the year since ACTFL replaced MaFLA’s Annual Meeting in November 2016, I saw some important milestones in my career and Latinity that, when looked at as a whole, certainly help to relieve some of the anxiety that I (nd i expect many of us) have as I work toward better Latinity and better teaching. Just before that ACTFL conference, I…
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