WWHS teacher earns SCS Award for Excellence

Wilson High School teacher earns Society for Classical Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching
Posted on 07/29/2020
Wilson High School teacher earns Society for Classical Studies Award for Excellence in TeachingCharlaine Lunsford, a Latin teacher at Wilson High School, was one of just two winners nationwide of the 2020 Society for Classical Studies (SCS) Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level.

The honor is for teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada, who teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics.

In order to be selected, honorees had to be nominated and meet specific criteria including the success, size, and growth of the classics program in their school; outreach and promotion of the classics; innovative and creative classroom activity; evidence of improved student learning; or meeting or exceeding goals in the Classical Language Learning Standards.

“Through her hard work and dedication, Latin at Woodrow Wilson is thriving: Charlaine herself teaches Latin to 150-200 students every year and the school has even added a second Latin teacher to meet the demand for learning the language,” read the SCS release about Lunsford’s award. “One student fondly notes how she encouraged ‘passion about the Latin language and classical studies outside the classroom’ and singles out class field trips to the Chrysler Museum of Art Roman collection (in Norfolk) and annual Latin Day.”

Lunsford will be honored at the SCS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. next summer.
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