Indiana State Teacher of the Year, 2014
Steve is an Indiana native from New Albany. He earned a B.A. with honors in Classical Studies at Indiana University and an M.A. in Classics from The University of Texas. He has taught Latin for twenty-five years in a variety of settings, including an urban middle school in Kansas City, Missouri, and at the community college, university, and high school levels in Texas. Since 1998 he has taught Latin at North Central High School in Indianapolis. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of Classical Studies, including the popular Latin For Dummies, and is co-creator and co-host of the Teacher Of The Year Radio podcast.
In addition to being the 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year, Steve received The College of Wooster Excellence in Teaching Award, the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship, the Dr. Elizabeth Watkins Latin Teacher Award from the American Classical League, and was the Texas Foreign Language Association Latin Teacher of the Year. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa.
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