Jennifer Joy - Latin
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History and Classics, The University of Alabama Teacher Licensure, The University of Colorado M.A. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, The University of Alabama
Mrs. Jennifer D. Joy
Salvēte Discipulī et Parentēs! (Hello Students and Parents!)
I have been in love with the culture, history, and language of the Romans since the age of fourteen when I enrolled in my first high school Latin course. Prior to coming to Liberty, I taught at Hoover High School, Mountain Brook Junior High School and Hoover High yet again after some time away with my growing sons. My high school Latin teacher and three universities have brought me to where I am today. I completed my undergraduate work in History and Classics 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 am extremely fortunate to have been the recipient of several grants over the past three years which have enabled me to study and travel extensively in Italy. My most recent adventure with UMass Boston's Rome for Teachers program in 2019 re-energized me to teach Latin in a way that is accessible 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 12th!