I first taught Middle School French at Belzer Junior High in Lawrence Township in 1973. I have taught 11 years of middle school, 15 years of high school, and a year of community college French. I also taught high school, business and community college, and university English. With some elementary and special ed subbing and teacher's aide experience, several years of teaching Theater Arts, and a decade of teaching childbirth and parenting classes, you could say I've taught it all! I coached Girls' Track for 19 years and also served as an IHSAA starter. I have coached middle and high school speech team for 16 years.
I am the mother of four children but have quite a collection of "borrowed" children who have lived with me for one reason or another. I have three granddaughters and 2 grandsons. I love to read, to write, to imagine, to watch movies, to run, to direct and stage manage theater, to embroider, to travel, and to work and to play with my family.