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Rickie Crown is a Classicist and educator who teaches National Louis University’s Classical Language Methodology course in Chicago, Illinois.  She also facilitates professional development workshops through NLU and The American Classical League for Latin and World Language teachers. Additionally, Rickie serves as a board member and presenter for TriBraining, Inc., an organization which designs and implements various professional development opportunities for educators focusing on students of diverse learning needs. Her professional aim is to empower teachers to reach the variety of the students they will meet in their classrooms through knowledge of diverse methodologies.


Rickie’s teaching career includes 40 years of teaching Latin at the Elgin Academy (Elgin, IL), Plymouth-Canton High School (Canton, MI), and Baker Demonstration School (Wilmette, IL). She helped found the Latin program at Baker Demonstration School and taught there for 24 years before retiring in 2009.


Rickie has served as the co-facilitator of the Illinois Latin Pedagogy Workshop since its inception in 1992. She has served as the Co-chair of the American Classical League’s Middle School Committee since its founding in the early 1990s. She is currently working to help build a relationship between The American Classical League and The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, which she attended in 1974.


Rickie earned her A.B. in Latin and Greek from Brown University in 1975. While pursuing graduate work at The University of Michigan, she earned M.A.s in Latin and in Educational Psychology, as well as her secondary certification. Rickie received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a cognate in Latin from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1989. She conducted action-oriented research on the use of computers in the Latin classroom in several Chicago metropolitan high schools.

TriBraining, Inc.

teaching to reach different learners and learning styles

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