About Grammatike

Elizabeth Olson Wise
Teaching Experience in Classics

Faculty, Classical Languages, Loyola Blakefield High School                                      Baltimore, MD (2013-present)   Honors Greek I, II, and III (Reading Homeric Greek and New Testament passages) Latin I, II, III  (Cambridge)  
Faculty, Instructor of Latin, Saint Mary’s School                                                           Raleigh, NC (2007-2013)   Latin I, II, III, IV, V/AP Vergil (Lingua Latina) Introduction to Ancient Greek Mythology   Faculty, St. Anselm’s Abbey School                                                                                   Washington, DC (2004-2007)   Latin I, II, III, IV  
Professional Development   Affiliations        Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS); American Classical League (ACL) 
Grants and Awards: $1000 grant for hosting Baltimore event: 15 Black Classicists (2019)$1000 grant for development of National Latin Spelling Bee from CAAS (2016)Parents’ Association Outstanding Teacher Award, Saint Mary’s School (2013)John U. Tate “Joy of Teaching” Award, Saint Mary’s School (2009)  
Programs: Koine Greek Summer Immersion Program, University of Kentucky (2018)Ancient Greek in Greece Immersion Program, Paideia Institute (2014)NC Outward Bound Educator’s Initiative (2012)SALVI (North American Institute for Living Latin) Summer Immersion (2007)National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Seminar (2004)American Academy in Rome Summer School (2001)  
Presentations:  “The National Latin Spelling Bee.” Jesuit Latin Teachers Conference (2017)“The ABC’s of the Latin Classroom,” NJ Classical Association (2014)“Harvesting the Honey of the Spelling Bee for the Latin Classroom,” ACL (2014)  
Education   Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University, 2002 (dissertation incomplete)   MA, Latin Literature, Boston University, 2000   BA, Greek and Latin, University of Richmond, 1998 magna cum laude  
Selected Praise   “ . . . express my gratitude for the amazing things you are doing within our Classics department. I admire your passion, energy, and enthusiasm. I’d say it’s pretty contagious!”   -Anthony Day, President, Loyola Blakefield      

From students:

“Thank you for teaching me Greek and making learning fun.” Greek has been my favorite class to go to for the past three years.” – Περικλῆς

“The last three years in the classroom have been awesome – you have always found creative ways to make class interesting.” – Ζεύς

“I have never had a teacher who has inspired me as much as you have. Your enthusiasm, passion, and love of teaching made me want to learn and come to class each day.” – Bonaventura

“Thank you so much for helping me in my Latin studies and being very patient with me in class.” – Haraldus

From colleagues and administrators:

“You designed a sophisticated lesson that included not only drill and practice but modeling of intellectual activity and prompting of reflections on larger learning strategies and experiences.” -Jane

“You combine so well a passion for teaching and learning with a vivacity and zest for life that makes you a great teacher.” -Bob

“You present yourself as serious about your subject but gentle and understanding with the students and their learning. I suppose it is as the Romans said: suaviter in modo, fortiter in re.” – Dan

From parents:

“Thank you for welcoming Tommy into your class with open arms. You have made a difference in his attitude towards not only Latin but taking a language as well.” -Prudence