I grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois where my mother taught high school for 33 years. This is my 33rd year of teaching. I think first grade is the year that sees the most growth in terms of academics, social skills, independence, and confidence. It's a HUGE challenge every day, but I love what I do!
I am married (33 years) with two children. My eldest daughter is a high school social studies teacher and she got married in 2016. She just had my first grandson, and I love being a grandma! My younger daughter works at a VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. She works with veterans who have vision impairments. She teaches life skills, assistive technology, and can read Braille fluently! We are planning a wedding for October 2019!
I love reading, camping, reading, biking, reading, walking, reading, knitting, reading, and spending time with family. Oh, and I love to read! ;) I enjoy traveling with my husband on our Harley Davidson motorcycle during the summer, and we enjoy Carribean cruises when we can. I LOVE Honeycrisp apples and all flavors of popcorn.