Mrs. Denise DeRocher: Latin

Salve! I have a teaching certificate in English for grades 6-12 from U of M-Flint and have taught high school writing for over 20 years through distance learning programs, traditional classrooms and homeschooling classes, too. In the last 7 or 8 years I have been teaching, not only English Grammar, but Latin grammar, too. The connections between own English grammar and the Latin grammar are great, so the shift to teaching Latin has been a natural - and happy - one! I am grateful for the opportunity to teach here at St. Thomas School, a school with Christ so clearly at the center of everything. Since the study of Latin is cumulative, in the coming year the students will be solidifying and building on what they have learned so far. We will focus on the grammar and vocabulary of Latin and memorize prayers and parts of the Mass as well. I am looking forward to getting started and to meeting each of you!

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School