Sellers Language Teacher of the Year
The Tennessee World Language Teaching Association has selected Mr. Ryan Sellers as the Joyce Ward Teacher of the Year for 2022 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to language study in the state.
Chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and instructor in Latin, Sellers came to MUS in 2007 after teaching at Houston High School (1996-07) and as an adjunct instructor at University of Memphis (2000-03).
A lifelong learner and enthusiastic teacher, Sellers has a master’s degree in instruction and curriculum design from the University of Memphis (1999) and a master’s in Latin from the University of Georgia (2012). At MUS he has taught Latin I, Latin III, Latin IV/V, and Advanced Placement Latin, and he has been instrumental in the success of the school’s program, which claimed its 13th straight Tennessee Junior Classical League (TJCL) Championship this year.
Sellers will formally receive the honor at the TWLTA conference in FranklinNovember 4. He also qualifies as a nominee for the regional language teaching award, to be presented by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching March of 2023.