me Words Have Power
    Welcome to my page. :)
    I teach Writing and Literacy 7 on the Trailblazer team.
    Waaay back in 1994, I student-taught at CEHS with Mr. Galbraith and at NMS with Mrs. White, then was hired by Miss Shirley Lyster in July 1995. I taught for six years at CNHS and transferred to NMS in 2002. In my early teaching years, I also taught college writing classes W001, W131 and W132 for IUPUI and IUPUC many times. I also taught BCSC middle school summer school many times--and once I was the summer school principal. My daughter went to BCSC schools and so did my two step-kids. They are all adults now. My students and I benefit from my many years of experience! I love my career and look forward to each day. 
    My education:  
    BS in English Education (Honors), Indiana University, 1995
    MS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Walden University, 2011.
    A little about me: 
    My husband and I live in Brown County--the county just west of Bartholomew County--where a quirk of the ice age left the land hilly like a smaller version of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. We love taking care of our pets, our bees, our chickens, and the forest. We also love to kayak, hike, garden, play music, drive the backroads in our Jeep, and have fun. I love writing and reading--especially non-fiction informative writing, all kinds of maps (especially really old maps and topographical maps), and youtube videos. I also enjoy making all kinds of things in my basement where I sew, make stuff with beeswax, and paint canvases. I am a certified Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and have just started work toward becoming a certified Interpreter for the National Park System. 
    I like to share my writing about various topics on my teacher blog. I enjoy writing, plus it serves a good example to my students of the writing process; its challenges and rewards.
    Required for class daily:
    Pens/pencils (blue or black are preferred)
    Green folder (I provide these.)
    Assignment book (NMS "Blue book")
    Composition book (I provide these and they stay in the classroom until the end of the year.)
    A pencil case with erasers and highlighters
    Lined note-book paper in a notebook or binder



Last Modified on August 21, 2018