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Diane Pintabone, Ph.D.

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Middle & Upper School Latin Teacher

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B.A., Classics, Boston College
M.A., Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D., Classical Philology, University of Southern California
California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (Authorized Subject: Foreign Language: Latin)

BiographyFor 18 years, Diane has taught Latin at Westridge and currently also acts as an 8th grade advisor and co-advisor to the Upper School Latin Club. A former department chair, she has also worked to develop the faculty professional development and renewal program at Westridge. A scholar of classical antiquity (classical languages [Greek and Latin] and cultures), Diane taught for more than 11 years at the collegiate level, holding instructor, lecturer, or teaching assistant positions at University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Southern California, California State University, Long Beach, and Scripps College in courses ranging from Women in Antiquity to Greek Mythology to Ancient Athletics. Her many awards include the John A. McCarthy, S.J. Award for Scholar of the College Project (College of Arts & Sciences of Boston College); All-University Predoctoral Merit Fellowship (USC, 1990-1993); and Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Chapter (Boston College, since 1987). Her interests span reading, music, forensic medicine, law, travel, computer technology, watching baseball, and playing softball.
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