Susan Neas Hankins » About the Teacher

About the Teacher

Subjects Taught
 Latin I, Latin II, Latin III 

 Magistra Hankins is available to help students from 7:10-7:30 a.m. in the mornings and 2:36-3:05 p.m. in the afternoons. 

Salvete Parentes et Discipuli,

    My name is Magistra Susan Neas Hankins, and I have been teaching Latin and/or English at Greeneville High School since 1987.  I am a proud alumna of Greeneville High School, graduating Valedictorian  of my class of 1982.  While a freshman here, I started my study of the Romans, so I have been studying this civilization for 40 years!  My love of the Romans took me to the University of Tennessee where I majored in Classics(Latin) and English.  While at UTK, I was a 4-year member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band.  After graduating  summa cum laude in December,1986, I immediately applied to work for the Greeneville City Schools.  From January to May, 1987, I worked as a substitute in the system, and I was luckily hired to start at GHS in 1987. 

    In the summer of 1993, I traveled and studied in Italy for three weeks.  During that time I visited Rome, Pompeii, and actually climbed to the top of Mt. Vesuvius.  In 1997 and 2000, I was a co-group leader of trips of GHS students et al. to France, Spain, Monoco, and Italy.  I am married to Louis Hankins, a  retired teacher from  the Greene County School System, and we have one child, John Albert, who is in school this year at Greeneville High School  My hobbies are reading, working with John Albert, and gardening.  During the summer months one will find me canning and preserving my vegetables and fruits: i.e. beans, blackberries, apples, pears, spinach, corn, etc. 

  In May, 2011, I was selected by the Greeneville City Schools as the recipient of the Excellence in Professional Learning Award. In November, 2013, I was selected by the Tennessee Classical Association as the Distinguished Latin Teacher in Tennessee. I am most humbled by these great honors.