After teaching for 46 years, Latin teacher Ms. Tamara Bauer has decided that, at 70, she has taught enough students, seen enough sixies graduate and that it is finally time to retire.
During her time at Boston Latin School, Ms. Bauer taught over a thousand students. Her primary goal was to give sixies a good foundation in Latin.
She reflects, “I have a lot of good advice, but I’ve used it up all on sixies.” Her instruction has ensured that students will be able to read and write Latin in a school known for its classical education.
BLS was one of her favorite schools to teach at, since it has a large Classics Department compared to other schools she has taught at, where only one or two teachers taught another language. Her proudest moments are when she sees seniors that used to be her sixies graduating.
During her retirement, she plans to learn more languages such as Hebrew, and read more Latin and Greek. She is also excited to be able to “annoy” her friends with mosaics and go to Peru.