Eugepae! Fifty years of CAES — a salute to June Stillwell, our first President, and the myriad of distinguished others who originally gathered as CAES. It was 1964 and I was just beginning my “career” in Latin as an eighth grade student in Miss Perry’s classroom in Rome, New York (imagine that, a Latin teacher from Rome!). I eventually made my way into the classrooms of other legendary classicists, like Mary Goggin, Lois Williams, Hans Pohlsander, Richard Gascoyne, each one an inspiration for my own legendary classroom.
Fifty years have passed and the rationale for CAES is stronger and more relevant. Without the expertise and perseverance of CAES members, navigating APPR, SLOs, LATs, and Common Core Curriculum would have been less productive and even more meaningless. I have never known a professional group that supports its own in a more profound way. And the future of CAES is apparent. It is exciting to observe the new crop of teachers who utilize all sorts of digital material to truly connect with their millennial students. They are the members who will carry CAES the next fifty years.
I encourage you to join us as we celebrate fifty years. You will find all the information you need on the CAES website and you can subscribe for an automatic alert when information is updated. The 2014 Annual Institute, Perge Modo, will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Albany/SUNY Area, on Washington Avenue in Albany, October 24–26. We invite anyone interested in speaking at the conference to submit a proposal via the website. The Institute offers a variety of presentations for enrichment and personal interest as well as workshops on trending teaching methods. This year a narrated motor coach tour of Albany’s classical architecture is also included.
We look forward to seeing you in October! Sincerely —