I grew up on a lake in New Hampshire with my sister and parents spending the summers swimming and eating blackberries. I went to a small school in central New Hampshire, so small that my graduating class had only 17 students in it. I have always loved reading and writing and channeled that love into pursuing a degrees in English and Early Childhood Education, as well as a masters in the Teaching of Writing. I taught second grade before having my two boys and was able to be at home with them for a little bit.
I’m back in the classroom teaching second grade. I love watching literacy develop in children. I love seeing how kids connect to books and words and stories.
I’ve worked with the National Writing Project in New Hampshire coordinating writing camps and facilitating and creating workshops and staff development for teachers.
-Water. It could be the ocean, the lake, even a rainstorm. There is something about water that just makes me happy!
-Sunsets. Taking pictures of sunsets. Sunset colors...someday I'll see that green flash that happens when the sun hits the horizon in just the right way.
-Birthday Cake. Well, frosting really. But a birthday cake with the right frosting is perfection.
-School supplies. New pens, new notebooks, sticky notes.
-Photography. I love taking pictures. In high school I used to develop my own pictures in a darkroom. I used film longer than most people did. All the pictures you are seeing are mine (unless I am in it). I am usually behind the camera and not in front of it. Capturing moments, big and small, is important to me.
-My family and friends. Hanging out with my husband and sons, just spending time together.
-Broadway musicals, Hallmark Christmas movies, skee- ball, Babysitter Club books, bookstores, sports movies (even though I've never been a great athlete...)