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jennifer.hoit@sevenoaksclassical.org

Jennifer Hoit

Latin


2018-2019 Classes

9th Grade Ancient Literature
Latin III
Latin II
Latin IB
4th/5th Grade Latin

Education

PhD (ABD), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
MA, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
BA, Classical Languages and Culture; Classical Art and Archaeology, Indiana University

Background

Ms. Hoit grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and she returned to her hometown after living in Philadelphia for seven years, where she attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr. She has been tutoring students in Latin and Ancient Greek for more than ten years. While at Bryn Mawr, Ms. Hoit had the pleasure of teaching Ancient Greek to undergraduates. She also worked in the Bryn Mawr College Library's Special Collections department where she analyzed and catalogued their Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts collection, the papers of the modernist poet Marianne Moore, and the papers of other Bryn Mawr alumnae. Her academic interests include Roman satire, history and memory, Aeschylean tragedy, Ancient Greece and the Near East, and approaches to teaching children about classical languages and the classical world. She is currently working on her dissertation, History Before History: Collective Memory and Intentional History in the Greek Poetic Tradition.

Ms. Hoit has been developing the Latin program at Seven Oaks since the school opened. She has reached out to students as young as seven and eight to inspire their love of the classical world. The members of her Seven Oaks Chapter of the Junior Classical League have participated in service activities and efforts to increase school-wide engagement with the classical world.

Ms. Hoit works closely with faculty, staff, and parents in her position as Upper School Faculty Coordinator. At the same time, she is seeing to the development of a robust, rigorous high school curriculum. She ensures that students take advantage of the opportunities that they have at their disposal to make attending college a reality.

I have always loved the classics because of the significance of Greek and Latin influence on our own culture. I enjoy sharing my passion of Greek and Latin literature, art, and history with young students, especially when I see that they find the classics as deeply fascinating as I do!