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Jackie Horton

Jackie Horton, High School Classroom TeacherClassroom Teacher

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Jackie 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 great literature and the Latin language with students across the country. Between having home schooled her own four children and currently teaching high school English and Latin in a professional capacity, Jackie brings much experience and insight to both subjects. In fact, it is her love of English vocabulary which led her to and fueled a passion for Latin. Latin roots comprise many of our advanced English words, and studying the syntax of the Latin language facilitates a greater understanding of English grammar. By inspiring her students to appreciate English words and sentence structure, Jackie hopes to cultivate effective writers and communicators for the glory of Christ.

Jackie is currently teaching 9th grade Literature/Composition at Apple Valley Christian School in Apple Valley, California. She taught Classical Latin at Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks, California and directed its Latin program for 13 years. She has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.

On a personal note, Jackie loves to study apologetics and read historical fiction. Some of her favorite authors include C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton. She also enjoys running, biking, skiing (water and snow), and being outdoors basking in the sun with her husband and best friend of 33 years. Jackie currently resides in California.

She has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.