Faculty / Tovah Keynton

Teaching Duties: Languages Department Head, Latin and Orchestra Teacher

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Departments: Languages, Arts, Music, Latin

Ms. Keynton is an alumna of Kirby School and the Salutatorian of the class of 2005. She returned to Kirby in 2012, during which time she has worked to craft a Latin curriculum that highlights the connections between Latin and other disciplines, and bridges the gap between the ancient and modern worlds. She previously taught Latin at the Scottsdale Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona, and worked for Tufts University’s Perseus Project, conducting linguistic analysis of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. While earning her degree in Classical Languages and Music at UC Berkeley, Tovah participated in research at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, and spent a summer on an archaeological dig in Rome, excavating a suburban bath complex from the Roman Imperial period. She is also an accomplished violinist, violist and fiddle player, and has enjoyed being involved with Kirby’s music department as Orchestra co-instructor, and by accompanying several of Kirby’s musicals and concerts.

2017-18 Courses:


  • B.A., Classical Languages and Music, University of California, Berkeley

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