ABOUT 

     I am a fierce advocate for teachers because they are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. I know, because I spent 20 years teaching at a high school in Flint, Michigan.  I know firsthand how hard teachers work and how deeply they care.
    After I left the classroom to pursue a career in writing, I spent seven years writing a syndicated weekly newspaper column about education -- from a teacher’s point of view. The column ran on the Sunday op-ed page of The Flint Journal, and the Tuesday feature page of the Jackson Citizen Patriot.  I guess the editors couldn’t decide exactly where I fit, and that’s understandable;  the column was a well-researched mix of hard-hitting commentary on education policy, and lively anecdotes about life in the classroom.

 

 

 

odds and ends​​​​
Hometown: Fenton, MI
School: Michigan State University

Education: BA English-Education/Journalism (+36 post-graduate credits)

In my spare time: Reading, Hiking, Kayaking, Zumba, Photography

MY TEACHING CAREER
    I subbed and taught adult ed. for two years. Over the next 16 years I taught:
7th Grade English, 8th Grade English, Computers & Careers, Reading Lab, Writing Lab, English I, English II, Senior English, Beginning Journalism and Advanced Journalism.
     I also advised the junior high yearbook and the high school newspaper, which
I LOVED.
    At the college level I taught Composition I and Public Speaking.

I AM
Contemplative
Open-minded
Tidy
Never bored



I LOVE
Silence
Laughter
Fish-out-of-water stories (because I am one)
Eavesdropping and p
eople-watching (shamelessly)



QUOTES
“Going to the woods is going home." -- John Muir

 and

"Don't shoot the messenger!"

The Teachers' Lounge (Uncensored) was chosen by
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International as one of its
Top 5 Must Reads for 2013. 

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