Latin teacher had busy year — and she loved it

This school year, veteran educator Katy Reddick took on a new challenge — teaching Latin at both Strong Middle School and Coginchaug Regional High School. Also, she managed to resurrect the Latin Club which had faded away.

“Katy is an extremely talented and versatile Latin teacher,” Superintendent of Schools Doug Schuch said, pointing out that Reddick “has allowed us to continue to offer multiple levels of Latin programming on both campuses.”

Reddick, who has taught in the district since 2008, enjoyed pulling double-duty this year. “All of the high school students had taken Latin in middle school, so I already knew them,” she said. “[I]t is a delight to work with them, reading more advanced Latin, and having more sophisticated conversations about the content.”

Reddick has always had the heart of a teacher.

“While I was running the educational department at a historical museum, I was also coordinating my church’s youth group, and that helped me to make my decision” to pursue a career in education, she said.

Reddick holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics & Art History from Williams College, an M.A.T. in Latin & Classical Humanities from Boston University, and a master’s degree in TESOL from Southern Connecticut State University.

Before coming to RSD13, Reddick taught at the middle school level in Massachusetts.

After marrying, Reddick and her husband settled in Middletown, and she was thrilled to find a middle school Latin position close by, at Strong.

Away from the classroom, Reddick serves as vice president of the Classical Association of Connecticut, and likes to spend time reading, hiking, cooking, knitting, and playing LEGOs with her son.



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