New Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Walsh

16 09 2016


This year, Marshall Simonds Middle School has a new Latin Teacher, Mr. John Walsh. Mr. Walsh will be replacing Mr. Finnigan, who left last year to take a teaching job at Boston Latin, his Alma Mater. Mr. Finnigan teaches Latin class for teams 7B, 8B, and 8C.

Mr. Walsh had this to say about his background and hopes for the school year:

Salve! My name is John Walsh, and I’m very excited to be the new Latin teacher here at the Marshall Simonds Middle School. I began my own Latin studies as a middle-schooler in Boston, and have been using it every since. After graduating high school in 2007, I went on to get a BA in History from The University of Massachusetts (go Minutemen) and an MA in Medieval and Early Modern History from the University of Kent in faraway England.

For the past two years I was a middle school classroom aide in Brookline, where I became very fond of this age group. I’m very excited to find a school which gives its middle school students an opportunity to study the language and culture of Ancient Rome! Students in my classes will be exploring the history and culture of one of the most impressive empires every built, as well as the language that gave birth to Spanish, French, Italian and many other European languages.
I look forward to getting to know the MSMS community and the surrounding area.
Cura ut valeas!
 We’d like to welcome Mr. Walsh to Marshall Simonds Middle School and wish him a great year!



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