Mrs. Dietz is passionate about the languages, cultures, and history of the Greeks and Romans and sharing her enthusiasm for learning with others. She holds an Honors B.A. in Classics with a minor in Spanish from Colgate University and an M.A. in Classical Languages and Cultures from Leiden University in the Netherlands, the country of her birth. Throughout her life she has traveled extensively around the world and has studied abroad in several places: Rome, Italy; Salamanca, Spain; and Leiden, the Netherlands. In 2008 she earned the Award of Excellence in Latin and in 2010 the J. Curtiss Austin Latin Prize, among other accolades.
Since her graduation from Leiden University in 2011, Mrs. Dietz has taught Latin, Spanish, History, and Success Skills for 6 years to middle school and high school students. As an Expert Lecturer for Semester at Sea’s Enrichment Voyage 2014 around northern Europe, she also had the opportunity to create and deliver her own course on mythology, teaching both college students and lifelong learners about Greco-Roman, Celtic, Norse, and Slavic mythology. She loves teaching and discussing academic concepts with people of all ages.
In her spare time, Mrs. Dietz loves to spend time with her husband and baby daughter, travel, explore nature, play piano, and oil paint. Her personal goal is to help as many people as possible discover their love for learning!