Catherine Bender joined The Chapin School in 2014 as a teacher of Classics in the Middle and Upper Schools. She earned her B.A. from Boston College and her M.A. from New York University, both in Classics. She has been involved in several seasons of archaeological work at the Roman site of Aphrodisias in Turkey, studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and has completed professional development programs with the Vergilian Society and the Paideia Institute. Prior to arriving at Chapin, Ms. Bender taught for five years in the private school system in New Jersey.