Daphne caught the language bug at age 8, when she invented a language called Brownosh for her stuffed dog Big Brownie. Two decades and nine languages later, Daphne is still learning, teaching, and loving languages. Her BA is in Government and Political Philosophy with a minor in Classics from Belmont Abbey College in her native North Carolina. After graduation, she packed her bags for Chapel Hill, where she spent two years in the stacks of Wilson library studying the Greek and Roman Classics and decoding ancient Latin manuscripts in the Rare Book Library. Then, trading the humidity of her native NC for Boston blizzards, Daphne earned an MA in Latin and Classical Humanities from UMass Boston. She also recently completed a 10-week fellowship in comparative archaeology of ancient Greece at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Daphne has nine years of experience working with students from elementary school to grad school, including students with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. She also has six years of full time teaching experience at the high school level, most recently at Boston Latin Academy and Milton Academy, where she taught Greek, Latin, and ancient history from 2018-2021. At UMass Boston, Daphne served as a TA for undergraduate Classics courses. She is passionate about engaging students with innovative techniques to make Latin and Greek fun, accessible, and effective for everyone. One of her favorite “hacks” is speaking Latin with her students, who often tell her that bringing Latin to life turbocharged their reading ability and success in Latin courses.
When she isn’t teaching Latin and Greek, you can find Daphne practicing her boleos at the Argentine Tango club at MIT, learning new licks on the banjo, practicing her French, or planning her next international trip.