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.
Dripping Springs ISD, August 2007
High School, August 2006-present, Latin & English II
Porter Middle School, Fall 2000-May
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
Learning in a Middle School Latin Classroom (unpublished, currently)
published in CAMWS/CJ
Teacher Prep: New Ideas,
Newsletter Spring 2005
Opportunity or Crisis? CAMWS
CarPe Latinam V ,
Newsletter, Winter 2005
CarPe Latinam IV,
Newsletter, Fall 2004
- Survey Results
from National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week, ACL Newsletter,
- CarPe Latinam III,
CAMWS Newsletter, forthcoming.
- CarPe Latinam II,
CAMWS Newsletter, Winter
- "Latinteach: Just How Would You Describe It?"
ACL Newsletter, Fall 2003.
- "CarPe Latinam: CPL's
Tips for the Latin Classroom" (1st article of a continuing column),
- "National Latin
Teacher Recruitment Week: A Look Back,"
Newsletter, Fall 2003.
- "Grammar and CLC:
Keeping it in Context," Classical Outlook, Fall 2003.
- “National Latin
Teacher Recruitment Week: Just the Beginning,”
UT Classics Dept newsletter,
- “Getting on Target: An Analysis of a Middle
School Classroom,” Texas Classics in Action,
- (editorial) “All I Want
for CAMWS Is...,”
CAMWS Newsletter, 12.2
(winter 2003), p. 3.
- “Leafing Out: State Vice Presidents,
the CPL and You”, CAMWS Newsletter, summer/spring 2002.
- “Validating Spanish in the Latin
Classroom,” Cloelia, spring 2002.
- “Twice a First Year Teacher,” July
2001 (originally published on this website),
New England Classical Journal, Fall 2001.
- “Life with Lindsey on the web,” The Lindsey Davis Newsletter,
Issue 3, June 2001. Random House UK.
- “Just Charming: Tapping into the Latin
Magic of Harry Potter” written with Clint Hagen. Texas Classics
in Action, Winter 2000. Reprinted in Prima, Spring 2000.
- “A Ghost's Tale: Musings on the Film
Scenario.” Texas Classics in Action, Summer 1998. Reprinted
in The Classical Outlook, Volume 76, Number 4. Summer 1999.
- “Fluent Latin.” Ecce Romani
Newsletter, Fall 1998.
- “Wishbone: Sniffing out the Classics.” Texas Classics in Action,
- “Latin-L Fuels Ideas for Classroom Diversions.” Texas Classics in
Action, Winter 1995.
- “Electronic Listservers Provide New Venue for Latin Discussions.”
Texas Classics in Action, Summer 1994.
- “The Revival of Ancient Letterforms: Type Designers Turn to the
Classics for Inspiration.” Texas Classics in Action, Summer 1993.
Reprinted in the New England Classical Newsletter and Journal,
XXII.1, August 1994.
- “Lindsey Davis: An Interview with the Author
of Silver Pigs.” Texas Classics in Action, Winter 1993.
Reprinted in Mysterious Women, Winter 1996.
Reviews of Books, Cassettes, Software
- "The Emperor's
Club" (movie). Classical Outlook, 80.2 (2003), pp 98-99.
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,
2002. Reprinted in PRIMA Fall 2003.
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,
- Dirk Sacre and Marcel Smets, Ed., Tonight They All Dance
(Wauconda, IL: 1999), pp 93. Texas Classics in Action, Winter
- John Traupman, Lingua Latina (NY, 1999).
The Classical Outlook, 77.1 (2000), p.
- “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
- 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.
- “Electronic Myth Mentor.” Hypermyth (Hermes Publishing Co,
Salt Lake City). Texas Classics in Action (Summer 1993), pp
- “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.
- 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
- Editorial Advisor, ACL (American Classical League) Newsletter,
- TCA (Texas Classical Association) Editor (and
- TCA Web Manager 2002-
- TEA/SBEC Committee
for developing TExES framework for Latin (LOTE), July 2007
- Committee for
National Latin Teacher Recruitment
- 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,
- CAMWS ad-hoc committee on service awards, 2000-2001.
- Texas Classical Association Fall Conference, 1992-2005 (presented
- 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),
- North American Cambridge Classics Project, 1998, 1999 (presented)
- Classical Association of the Middle West and South-Southern Section,
1998 (presented), 2000 (presented), 2002
- American Philological Association, 2003
- Southern Conference on Language Teaching, 2003
- ACTFL in San Antonio, 1993.
& teacher prep) CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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???
Full Day Workshop for the Latin teachers in the Virginia Beach school
district, August 14, 2004. (textbook adoption, oral Latin,
reading methodologies, et al.)
Reading: Starting from the Beginning" TFLA, May 1, 2004.
Reading: Starting from the Beginning" CAMWS, April 16, 2004.
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.
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
- Co-presented with best-selling author Lindsey Davis at Left Coast
Crime 2001 on designing and maintaining an author website; February
- 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.
- 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
- Cambridge Latin Course
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- Disney Teaching Award
Nominee, 2005-2006 school year
- CAMWS Manson A.
Stewart Teacher Training and Travel Award for travel to CAMWS-SS, fall
- Texas Foreign Language Association, “Outstanding New Teacher” for
- 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
- 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,
CAMPUS AND LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
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;
roller blading; kayaking; piano; beginning tae
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.
- 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)
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
In fact, students and former students as well as parents are
encouraged to contact
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