John Ricard Awarded Runner Up for Teacher of the Year

Well, I didn’t win first place – but I got 2nd! The votes came in on Friday the 8th for Teacher Appreciation Week at our school and I placed a close 2nd for the top spot.

It is my 2nd year at the school – and it will be my last, sadly (see DCS Eliminating Latin Program) – but considering I also teach Latin this is an accomplishment I am proud of.

My goal is not only for my students to learn ancient Latin, how to read it, speak it, and dissect its grammar as well as its history, but also to do it in a fun yet relevant way. This just affirms that my hard work is not going unnoticed.

Ironic that the school is losing its 2nd favorite teacher.