Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jennifer Davis Joy
Salvete Discipuli et Discipulae!
I am thrilled to be the new Latin teacher at Liberty. I have been in love with the Romans, their culture, history, and language since the age of fourteen when I began studying Latin. I have taught with Mountain Brook and Hoover school systems. My high school Latin teacher and three universities have brought where I am today. I completed my undergraduate work in History and Classics (that's the fun stuff!) at the University of Alabama. A couple of years later, I earned my teaching credentials at the University of Colorado in Boulder. And, to wrap it all up, I completed a Master's Degree in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching in 2009. In 2003, I married Ethan (an ELA teacher at Discovery), and in 2006 and 2010, we welcomed sons Eric and Davis.
I truly feel like a golden child at times because I have been the recipient of several grants over the past three years which have enabled my to study and travel extensively in Italy. I am practically fresh off of a plane from Rome right now. My most recent adventure with UMass Boston's Rome for Teachers program has me really energized to teach Latin in a way that is accessible and palatable to everyone. I can't wait to share what I have learned with you!
I love to hear from parents and students, so please reach out to let me know what's on your mind!
See you on August 7th!