Degrees and Certifications:
BA in University Scholars - Baylor University MA in Medieval Studies - Fordham University Certified to teach Latin K-12, Art K-12, and English 6-12
Mrs. Rachel Butcher Conn
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Salvete! Mihi nomen est Rachel Butcher Conn. I am thrilled to be teaching all levels of Latin for my seventh year here at Johnson High School. I teach Latin I, Latin II Regular/Honors, Latin III Regular/Honors, Latin IV Honors, and AP Latin. In addition to Latin, I will also be teaching several sections of Art 1.
Whether you have me for Art or Latin (or both), please know that I'm really excited to get to know you over the course of the year. I love sharing the rich language and culture of the ancient Roman world as well as the skills and techniques that can help you be the best artist you can be. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know my students during their time in my program.
If you are taking Latin this year, welcome to the family! We are a close-knit group, as each year's cohort will stay together until they graduate from AP Latin. Students in my courses can participate in a variety of extracurrcular activities. I sponsor Latin Club, National Latin Honor Society, and the Certamen team, which competes on the regional and state level in trivia games about classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures.
Here's a little about me: In May 2013, I graduated with honors from Baylor University, where I studied Art History and Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature). I earned my masters degree in Medieval Studies from Fordham University in May 2015. I wrote my master's thesis on the late medieval English bedroom utilizing historical documents and works of art dating from 1350-1550 AD. When I am not teaching, I am probably watching or making YouTube videos, playing with my dog Gatsby, or trying to train one of my two parrots, Pippa and Miku. I am also a freelance artist specializing in portraits of people, pets, and D&D characters. During the summers, I also stream my art live on Twitch once a week.
My husband, Ian Conn, is also a Latin teacher in NEISD, at MacArthur and Roosevelt HS. In his free time, he also writes for scripts for YouTube and streams on Twitch.
Parents of Latin Students:
Salvete parentes! Here's a link to my Greenback Night Google Slideshow with information about my Latin classes, including contact info, course content, grading policy, and Latin extracurricular activities. If you have any questions for me and can't be there in person, email me at email@example.com and I'll get back to you!
Parents of Art Students:
Hello parents! Here's a link to my Greenback Night Google Slideshow with information about my art classes, including course content, grading policy, etc. If you have any questions for me and can't be there in person, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get back to you!
Schedule and Google Classroom join codes: Find your class period and section in the list below. Copy the join code. Then, click the link to Google Classroom. Log in to your school account. Press the + button in the corner, and click "Join Class". Enter the code from this list that corresponds to your schedule. Once you are there, you can download the course syllabus, which will contain information about grade categories, the late work, homework, and retake policy.
Period 2 (Latin II): c7v3otf
Period 3 (AP Latin): dywki73
Period 5 (Latin III): 7p5r5be
Period 6 (Latin I): brkkyxg
Room A137 -
Period 7 (Art I): ekq3b67
Period 8 (Art I): q2m4mvn
Tutoring Hours in G206
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 am - 8:50 am
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm