I am a wife who is adored by my husband, Perry. We are proud parents to five boys and three daughters in law. Pa Perry and Oma Sue [grandparents] adore their seven sweet, smart grandkids, who reside in Texas.
I am an educator of hundreds of students, throughout the years in Texas, from preschool through eighth grade, including college level students, administrators and co teachers. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Bilingual certification, Reading Recovery certificate, and a Master’s of Science in Reading.
My husband and I are organic gardeners on the Illinois prairie, who enjoy cooking and baking for family and friends. I am a reader and a writer. I am a painter of acrylics & watercolors and a creative crafter. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina. I am a walker and an occasional 5K jogger. Leaving the world a better place is important to me.
Sharing the importance of the love of learning is a passion of mine. The key to learning and growing is in the power of the written word. Knowing how to read, comprehend what is read, and the skill of writing are required skills that will equal student success. Parents are our children’s first teacher. Empowering parents and guardians with tips and tools that are needed to support their child’s learning at home and at school, prepares the child for a successful future.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts, ideas, and tips about the importance of promoting literacy for all children and students along with my love for learning and growing.