Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Callie Smith has taught Latin at Thayer since 2015. Before coming to TA, she taught at independent schools in New England and Florida. Callie earned her Bachelor's degree in Latin and Classical civilizations from Wheaton College (MA), where she was also a member of the women's basketball team. She earned her Master's degree in Latin from University of Florida in 2020. In addition to teaching Latin at Thayer, Callie is a freshman co-dean and coaches basketball and track and field. When not teaching, Callie is passionate about learning and traveling; she has studied and traveled extensively in the United States, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and Peru. Highlights of her study abroad include spending a summer in Greece studying Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, walking over 300 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, and spending two months speaking only Latin and ancient Greek while living in a villa just outside of Rome.