SPS Classics Faculty

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Glenn A. Reider has been teaching since 1984, both at the university and secondary school levels. Glenn attended Duke University and Boston University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1989. Glenn's academic interests include classical mythology and poetry. In his time at SPS, Glenn has served on the Discipline Committee, the Admissions Committee, and the Interfaith Chapel Council. He has coached the JV Boys and Varsity Girls Squash teams. In addition to being head of the Classical Honors Program, Glenn is currently a faculty adviser in Kitt II and General Manager of the school radio station, WSPS-FM.
"Being in school, first as a student and now as a teacher, has always been a joy. My students teach me just as much now as my teachers did back in the day!"


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Dr. Reider enjoys his favorite Greek dessert, bougatsa

Ryan B. Samuels, MA
Greek & Latin
Ryan Samuels joined the Languages Department at St. Paul’s School in 2013. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.A. from Harvard University. For two years between college and graduate school, Mr. Samuels taught all levels of middle and high school Latin at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Florida. As a graduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of the Classics at Harvard, he taught undergraduate courses in Latin and Greek language and literature, Latin prose composition, and Greek and Roman history, culture, and literature in translation. At St. Paul’s Mr. Samuels teaches all levels of Latin and Greek, is an assistant coach of the Junior Varsity football team, and lives in Kittredge Dorm with his wife, two cats, and two classically named bulldogs, Lucretia (Lucy) and Marcus Tullius Cicero Samuels (Tully).

Minet Marrin enthusiastically joined the SPS faculty in 2007. Miss Marrin already possessed strong familiarity with the School upon her arrival as her great grandfather graduated from SPS in 1899 and several other family members are alumni as well.
Miss Marrin received her AB in Classics from Smith College, and holds Masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Latin and Classical Humanities) and from Smith College (English). One of her proudest achievements was collaborating with two fellow graduate students on a Latin translation (unpublished) of Kay Thompson's Eloise. Miss Marrin previously taught Latin at the University of Massachusetts and at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut. 

In the summer of 2008, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study archaeology in Rome.

Miss Marrin's passion for Classics grew out of her own professors' love for the subject. Their enthusiasm inspired her not only to study Classics, but also to become a teacher herself. She strives to instill in her students a love for learning in general, and Classics in particular.


     Ms. Marrin with a student at the annual Latin Play


 

Minet A. B. Marrin, MA
Latin
Glenn A. Reider, PhD
Greek & Latin
Classical Honors Program Head