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Curriculum Vita

Professional Preparation

BA: 1987, summa cum laude, The University of Texas at Austin

Majors: Latin and English, secondary teaching certificate (life)

AP Training: TCU AP Summer Workshop for Vergil with Jo Green, June 2007.

GT Workshop: Dripping Springs ISD, August 2007

Teaching Experience

Dripping Springs High School, August 2006-present, Latin & English II

Porter Middle School, Fall 2000-May 2006

Substitute teacher (long term), TI-IN Satellite Network, Region 20 ESC, San Antonio, Spring 1989, Latin 1 and 2

Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, 1987-1988, Latin 1, 2 and 3


Teaching Materials Available Online

Articles Published

Reviews of Books, Cassettes, Software and Movies

  • "The Emperor's Club" (movie). Classical Outlook, 80.2 (2003), pp 98-99. (REFEREED)
  • Lawrence, Caroline. The Thieves of Ostia. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 2001. Pp 160. Classical Outlook, 80.1 (2002), pp 43-45. (REFEREED)
  • Silverstein, Shel, trans. Jennifer and Terrence Tunberg. Arbor Alma: The Giving Tree in Latin. Bolchazy-Carducci: Wauconda, 2002. pp 60. ISBN 086516499-1. Texas Classics in Action, Summer 2002. Reprinted in PRIMA Fall 2003.
  • Bolchazy, Marie Carducci, trans. by Mardah B. C. Weinfield. What Will I Eat? Quid Edam? Bolchazy-Carducci: Wauconda, 2002, pp 60. Illus. by Michelle Kathryn Fraczek. ISBN 086516542-4. Texas Classics in Action, Summer 2002.
  • Dirk Sacre and Marcel Smets, Ed., Tonight They All Dance (Wauconda, IL: 1999), pp 93. Texas Classics in Action, Winter 2002.
  • John Traupman, Lingua Latina (NY, 1999). The Classical Outlook, 77.1 (2000), p. 172. (REFEREED)
  • Audiocassettes, Anyone?” Review of cassettes that accompany the following textbooks: Lingua Latina, Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency, Cambridge Latin Course, Ecce Romani, and Latin for Americans. Texas Classics in Action, (Summer 2000), pp 12-14.
  • John Traupman, Lingua Latina (NY, 1999) and Latin is Fun, Book 1 (NY, 1989).Texas Classics in Action (Winter 2000), pp 26-27.
  • Interfact – Romans (Chicago, 1998). Texas Classics in Action (Winter 1999), pp 26-27.
  • Lynn Brittney, Treasure Chests: Ancient Rome (Philadelphia, 1998). Texas Classics in Action
    (Winter 1999), pp 27-28.
  • Linda Honan, Spend the Day in Ancient Rome: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life. (NY, 1998). Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1998), pp 32-34.
  • Philip Steele, Step into the Roman Empire (NY, 1997). Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1998), pp 32-34.
  • William Kaufman, Life in Ancient Rome (NY, 1997). Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1998), pp 32-34.
  • Wrath of the Gods (Luminaria). Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1995), pp 31-32.
  • “Working Out the Kinks.” Latin Vocab Drill, Latin Flash Drill, Tutrix (Centaur Systems). Texas Classics in Action (Winter 1994), p. 15.
  • “Electronic Myth Mentor.” Hypermyth (Hermes Publishing Co, Salt Lake City). Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1993), pp 18-19.
  • “High Tech for Reading Latin.” Transparent Language. Texas Classics in Action (Winter 1993), p. 19.


  • Participation in "The Conversation" on Seattle's KUOW NPR talk radio during a discussion of The Year of Languages on January 3, 2005.


Offices Held

  • Chair, Committee for the Promotion of Latin, CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle West and South), July 2003-2005
  • Associate Editor, Classical Outlook, 2002-
  • CAMWS State Vice President, 2000-2003
  • Webmistress, National Committee for Latin and Greek, 1999-present (see below)
  • Editorial Advisor, ACL (American Classical League) Newsletter, 1998-present
  • TCA (Texas Classical Association) Editor (and Webmistress), 1992-2002
  • TCA Web Manager 2002-


  • TEA/SBEC Committee for developing TExES framework for Latin (LOTE), July 2007
  • Committee for National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week, 2002-present
  • Teaching Awards Committee for TFLA, 2003
  • Committee for the Promotion of Greek, 2001-2004.
  • CAMWS’s The LEGAMUS Committee, 2000-2004
  • National Committee for Latin and Greek, 1999-present
  • CAMWS ad-hoc committee on service awards, 2000-2001.

Conferences Attended

  • Texas Classical Association Fall Conference, 1992-2005 (presented several times)
  • American Classical League Institute, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 (presented), 2002, 2003 (presented)
  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 2001, 2002 (presented), 2003 (presented), 2004 (presented), 2005 (presented)
  • North American Cambridge Classics Project, 1998, 1999 (presented)
  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South-Southern Section, 1998 (presented), 2000 (presented), 2002 (presented), 2004
  • American Philological Association, 2003
  • Southern Conference on Language Teaching, 2003
  • ACTFL in San Antonio, 1993.


  • (Vergil & teacher prep) CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • TCA: Why Play Cards? Oct 2006
  • Surely I presented in 2005???Or did I bail because of school; and what about the spring before at CAMWS???
  • CONSULTANT: Full Day Workshop for the Latin teachers in the Virginia Beach school district, August 14, 2004. (textbook adoption, oral Latin, reading methodologies, et al.)
  • "Extensive Reading: Starting from the Beginning" TFLA, May 1, 2004.
  • "Extensive Reading: Starting from the Beginning" CAMWS, April 16, 2004.
  • "Publishing Opportunities for Secondary Teachers" CAMWS, April 16, 2004
  • "Greek Too: A Clearinghouse" CAMWS April 17, 2004
  • "Growing our Own" pre-conference workshop at the ACL Institute, June 25-26, 2003.
  • "Achilleia and the Latin Classroom," Concordia Latin Days, Concordia College, Minnesota. (Guest Speaker), May 15-16, 2003.
  • "Grammar and CLC: Keeping it in Context," CAMWS, April 5, 2003; TCA ,October 25, 2003.
  • "Communication within a State: Dissemination of Information/Use of the Internet/Websites," CAMWS, April 3, 2003.
  • "Make it Relevant: Maximizing your Impact in the Middle School Classroom," CAMWS-SS, Nov 6-8, 2002.
  • “Spanish in the Latin Class: Simple Beginnings,” Texas Classical Association Fall Conference, Fall 2001; Classical Association for the Middle West and South Annual Conference, April 4-6, 2002.
  • Panel: “Greek Too,” American Classical League Institute, Summer 2001.
  • Co-presented with best-selling author Lindsey Davis at Left Coast Crime 2001 on designing and maintaining an author website; February 2001.
  • Panel: Running a Successful State Classical Organization: “The Role of an Editor,” CAMWS-SS, Fall 2000.
  • “Fluent Latin” at CAMWS-SS/TCA 1998, and NACCP 1999 (reprinted in the Ecce Romani Newsletter, see above).
  • “Inclusive Education and the Latin Class” at CAMWS-SS/TCA 1998
  • “Classical Computing: Modern Technology for the Classroom”, Texas Classical Association Fall Conference, Fall 1993.

Websites Maintained

Listservers Maintained


  • Texas Classical Association (1983-88, 1992-present)
  • Texas Foreign Language Association (1992?-2004)
  • American Classical League (1988, 1992-present)
  • Classical Association for the Middle West and South (1992?-present)
  • Classical Association of the Southern United States (2000-present; since its reorganization)
  • (United Kingdom) Classical Association (since 1999-life membership)
  • American Philological Association (2002-present)
  • Council of Editors of Learned Journals (2002-2003)

Participation in Internet Discussion Groups

  • Latinteach
  • Cambridge Latin Course
  • Classics


  • Disney Teaching Award Nominee, 2005-2006 school year
  • CAMWS "Ovatio" 2005.
  • CAMWS Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training and Travel Award for travel to CAMWS-SS, fall 2002.
  • Texas Foreign Language Association, “Outstanding New Teacher” for 2002.
  • CAMWS’s Committee for the Promotion of Latin awarded funds for the purchase of mythology books for the Mythology Reading Circle held at lunch, fall 2001.
  • CAMWS (Classical Association for the Middle West and South) Outstanding State Vice President, 2000-2001
  • CAMWS Best State Newsletter, 1996-1997, 1999-2000, 2000-2001
  • CAMWS Best State Website, 1997-1998 (Now the TCA site is used as the model for others and the award has been changed to the Most Improved State Website.)
  • CAMWS Manson Stewart Training and Travel Awards, Fall 2000
  • CAMWS’s Committee for the Promotion of Latin awarded funds for a special publication of Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1999) that included photos (thus printing costs were more) Spring 1999.
  • TCA Professional Scholarship (for travel to the ACL Institute), 1997 (?).
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1987)
  • Endowed Presidential Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986-87



  • The Latin Zone blog
  • Anima Altera: Latin T-shirts and More for the Discerning Classicist at www.cafepress.com/animaaltera (t-shirts, mugs, frisbees, posters, buttons, magnets, etc)
  • reforming teacher preparation at the university level; recruitment, training and retention of new teachers; Latin pedagogy, epigraphy, social history, spoken/conversational Latin; Latin/Spanish connections; writing/poetry; soccer, roller blading; kayaking; piano; beginning tae qwon do.


from the Official Website of Lindsey Davis

This is a tribute to Ginny mostly: The Bookworm on the Internet column of the UK publishing magazine The Bookseller named this the best author site for Y2K, giving it almost a page of review and some glowing praise. Samplers: the author who first recommended it said, "It's the best author site I've ever visited. You get the feeling of an alert, steely intelligence - and a good strong left hook to go with it." And the article concludes, 'Artistically, typographically and textually, this is an outstanding site.' 

So enormous thanks from me to Ginny for her brilliant work - but also thanks to you the readers who, by asking the right questions - and even raising the wrong issues and setting me off ranting! - have helped make this a site that other people find so good.

from the CAMWS Newsletter (Vol. 10. Issue 1. Fall 2000)

The National Committee for Latin and Greek, sponsored by the APA and the ACL, has worked tirelessly to produce materials which bring the study of classical languages and antiquity before the broader community. With the development of its own website, ably administered by Ginny Lindzey, whom many of you know as the award-winning editor of The Texas Classicist [sic] and webmistress for the Texas Classical Association, there is now accessible a wealth of information, armed with which teachers of Latin and Greek can provide ready answers to those who question the relevance of Latin in the 21st century educational arena.

Personal Information:

  • birthday: May 23, 1965
  • married: (1992) Jeff Lindzey, systems analyst for the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, general all around computer guru and jack of all trades
  • children: Jonathan (1994) and Tobin (1995)

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Magistra Ginny Lindzey is the Latin teacher for Dripping Springs High School, Dripping Springs, Texas. All questions and comments about this website should be sent directly to Magistra Lindzey. In fact, students and former students as well as parents are encouraged to contact Magistra Lindzey.

These web pages last updated July 24, 2007.