About Us


John Byron Kuhner (Ioannes Capillatus)

John Byron Kuhner has taught Latin at both the elementary and secondary school levels and since 2008 at SALVI's flagship program, Rusticatio Virginiana. He had the privilege of studying with Reginald Foster in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2007. He also teaches occasionally for the Paideia Institute. He takes especial interest in nature, simple living, and good writing. His website is www.johnbyronkuhner.com. To contact him, email president@latin.org.

Anna Andresian (Anna)

Anna Andresian taught middle and upper school Latin for 11 years before transitioning to a career as a software engineer in 2014. She holds a B.A. in Classics from Brown University and a M.St. in Latin & Greek Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford. She is the author of "Looking at Latin: A Grammar for Pre-College" and "Vocabula Picta: An Illustrated Latin Lexicon for the Modern World." Her most recent Latin pedagogy project is Magistrula.com, a Latin grammar practice website. Anna's first SALVI event was a Rusticatio in the Santa Cruz mountains in 2007, an experience which completely transformed her perspective on teaching Latin! Anna currently lives in San Francisco and works as a Frontend Engineer at AltSchool. To contact her, email vicepresident@latin.org.

Elliott Goodman (Elias)

Elliott taught middle and high school Latin for five years at an independent school near Los Angeles, California before joining the Ed.M. program in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Teachers College and administering the National Latin Survey. He served as California JCL Certamen Chair from 2010-2012 and is an alumnus of the Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome, the Klingenstein Summer Institute, and the Classics and Linguistics departments at the University of Chicago. He has attended or volunteered at a number of SALVI events, including the Academia Aestiva for high school students at the Getty Villa in California and Rusticatio in West Virginia. Most recently Elliott taught high school Latin at public school in Brooklyn, New York and currently he helps teachers of all sorts share their expertise at Teachers Pay Teachers. Elliott's favorite texts to read with students are the Testamentum Porcelli, the poems of Sulpicia and Catullus, and the epitaph of Allia Potestas. To contact him, email secretary@latin.org

Edie Barry (Editha):

Edie Barry teaches private Latin classes and tutors students in Spanish, French, German, and Italian in Santa Rosa, CA. She holds an MIM (Master of International Management) from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in International Business from Franklin & Marshall College. She is the former Director of Marketing for Maestro Pedestals. A life-long lover of language, Edie only recently discovered the joys of Latin. Since attending Rusticatio Virginiana in 2011, she has been a devoted participant in SALVI’s living Latin programs. To contact her email treasurer@latin.org

Heather Mulhern (Erica)

Heather Mulhern attended her first Rusticatio in 2010. She attended in the following two summers of 2011 and 2012 and also attended the first Biduum at Claymont in 2012. She served on the Rusticatio Planning Committee in 2011 and beginning in 2012, as chair of that committee. She has hosted two Bidua in Oklahoma and brought four Latin teachers from Oklahoma to Rusticatio in 2012 through a Fund for Teachers Grant. She taught levels 1 through Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Latin at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK from 1999 - 2007 and later started the Latin program at Monte Cassino Middle School in Tulsa, where she taught from 2009 - 2013. She is currently out of the traditional classroom to be home with her son, though stays busy teaching Latin on the side.

Justin Slocum Bailey (Iustus)

Justin Slocum Bailey, a longtime Latin teacher and teacher-trainer, operates Indwelling Language, a collection of resources and habits for boosting joy and success in language learning and teaching. Justin mentors and advises teachers and learners worldwide while consulting for schools, families, publishers, software developers, non-profit organizations, and academic departments. He holds a BA in linguistics, English, and German from the University of Michigan and an MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Justin has been involved with SALVI since 2008.

Keith Toda (Silvius)
Rusticatio Liason

Keith Toda teaches Latin at Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA. He received his B.A. in Greek and Latin from UCLA, and then earned his M.A. in Latin from the University of Georgia. Keith is currently completing his Ed.S degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. Keith was once one of the biggest opponents of any type of oral Latin, but following his first experience at the 2010 Rusticatio Virginiana, he is now an avid supporter of active Latin in the classroom. Keith is also an advocate of Comprehensible Input theory for the teaching of Latin and has given numerous presentations on the topic.

Diane Anderson

Nancy Llewellyn (Annula)
Member at Large

Nancy Llewellyn founded SALVI in 1997. Since 1998 she has conducted weekend and summer immersion seminars around the country and occasionally abroad. She has taught Latin at UCLA and at Loyola Marymount University, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Latin at Wyoming Catholic College, whose innovative, immersion-based Latin program she created in 2007. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College, a Licenza from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome (where she also studied at the Gregorian University with Fr. Reginald Foster), and a PhD in Classics from UCLA.

In Memoriam: David Morgan (David)

David Morgan was Professor of French (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) at Furman University. He has given papers and served as an instructor at numerous living Latin workshops in the U.S. and Europe.

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ante diem xv Kalendas Februarias MMDCCLXXI A.U.C.

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