Ilyse Gordis teaches Latin and history.

Ilyse is committed to exploring the great events, ideas, and creative accomplishments of the past.

She believes exploring such accomplishments contributes to a joyful and meaningful life, but also that doing so will inspire the great events, ideas, and creative accomplishments of the future. 

In her more than twenty years of teaching literature, Latin, and history, Ilyse has never ceased to be amazed by the varied and impressive uses her students make of what they are learning. Ilyse has worked extensively with middle school kids, both privately and in small groups and classes. She has a deep background in working with homeschooled children and their parents, and she is highly skilled at working with each student to encourage and unlock her or his potential.

B.A., UC Santa Cruz