HEAD OF LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
O ne of the things I remember most about my teachers was their ability to share their interests and expertise with their students, and to ignite in us a passion for discovery and learning.”
Diana Pai is the Head of the Languages Department at St. Clement’s and teaches Latin, Classical Greek, Classical Civilization and French. Her road to becoming an educator was paved with many amazing teachers who had a great influence on her own teaching career.
In her own classroom, the aim is to help each student discover a passion for classical languages and cultures; and the parallels between the classical and modern worlds. “We have so much in common - both linguistically and culturally - with the Greeks and Romans,” she says. She is also often busy contributing to school life – particularly its involvement in Classics competitions. “By taking part in school life, we also get to see the student beyond the classroom. I have enjoyed helping students discover and develop their leadership skills, and I have learned a lot from them as well.”
“Ultimately, it is my goal as an educator to encourage my students to approach these opportunities for discovery with the curiosity to explore them further, the courage to ask questions, and the passion
to continue learning.”