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Who Are We?

DOUGLAS W. RYAN earned a BA and MAT from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and a CAGS from Bridgewater State College.  He was awarded a Fulbright Grant for Advanced Study at the American Academy (Rome) and the Villa Vergiliana (Cumae, Italy).  He studied paleography in Trinity College, Oxford University, England.  From 1974 to 2008 he taught Latin at Hingham High School in Hingham, Massachusetts.  As an active member of several professional organizations, he has given numerous workshops for fellow educators. He was the 1991 recipient of "Outstanding Teacher of Latin and Greek," a distinction awarded annually by the Classical Association of Massachusetts.

KATHLEEN S. RYAN earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) as well as a MAT from Bridgewater State College.  She taught history at the Easton Junior High School and Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts for 24 years.  As a certified school librarian she also worked in Hanover Middle School from 2000 to 2002.  She has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Bridgewater State College to supervise student teacher candidates.

Both Doug and Kathy have organized and supervised several student trips to Italy.  They have also participated in study tours in Italy, Greece, England, Israel, and Egypt.  With a combined total of almost 60 years in education, they retired from teaching and formed Historia Antiqua.  They have presented programs to public and private schools at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels as well as the annual conference of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League ( fall 2007).  They have given presentations for the South Shore Social Studies Supervisors, the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association, and the Classical Association of Massachusetts.