Classics PhD candidate Sarah Brucia Breitenfeld received the highly competitive 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award, given to only two graduate students in all of UW-Seattle. This award was created "to recognize the contributions of graduate student instructors to the scholarship of teaching and learning."
Here's how Sarah's excellence was described:
After taking one of Sarah’s classes, many students sign up for more — and some even decide to major or minor in classics. Whether they’re teaching etymology or mythology, Sarah brings material to life with historical and cultural context — for example, concluding each Latin class with a mini-lecture on daily life in Rome. One of their fellow teaching graduate students writes, “I have been inspired by Sarah’s incredible work ethic and powerful ability to curate a course in a resoundingly effective way.”
Huge congratulations, Sarah!