Jackie Horton

Jackie Horton, High School Classroom TeacherClassroom Teacher

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Jackie Horton earned her BA in English at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is currently in the dissertation phase of a MA in Classical Studies.

Jackie is excited to share her love of grammar and excellent literature with students across the country. Between having homeschooled her own now-grown children and having taught high school English and Latin in a professional capacity, Jackie brings much experience to all facets of an English course. What bearing does Latin have on English? The influence of the Latin language may be seen throughout the development of the English language. Latin roots comprise many advanced English words, and Latin syntax provides a key to understanding English grammar and sentence structure. Using her knowledge of this relationship and other tools, Jackie hopes to inspire and cultivate effective writers and communicators for the glory of Christ.

She taught Classical Latin at Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks, California, and she directed its Latin program for 13 years. She has also recently taught English at Apple Valley Christian School in Apple Valley, California. Currently, she is teaching exclusively online in order to be at home to help care for her aging mother-in-law.

Jackie loves to study apologetics, read historical fiction, and learn how to use food as medicine. She also enjoys running, biking, skiing (water and snow), and just generally being outdoors in the sun with her husband and best friend of 34 years. Jackie currently resides in California.

She has taught both Latin and English at the Academy since 2016.