...Grew up on Grosse Ile, Michigan (an island between MI and Canada)
...B.S. in Education and Psychology, Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois
...15th year of teaching 2nd grade and 19th year with Allen Ind. Schools. Previously taught 6th grade Science and Social Studies and also managed both Boyd and Norton Elementary school cafeterias.
...Mother of three children and grandmother of three
- Bobby- age 30, has recently graduated from George Washington Law school in Washington D.C. He has served 3 years in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. Bobby also has an Advertising Degree from the Univ. of TX .
- Emily- age 28, a 2008 graduate from UT Arlington, with a degree in Construction Management and Social Affairs. She is married to Alex and they have my three grandchildren - Logan will be 4 in November, Layla will be 2 in October and Lynlee is just 4 months old. They are the cutest little things ever! :)
- Thomas- age 22, graduated from Allen High School in 2009. He lives on Amelia Island in Florida and is a chef at one of thier top resorts.
...Hobbies are interior decorating, gardening, sewing and vacationing, but time does not allow for much of any of these.
...Member of Richardson Church of the Nazarene - actively involved on the church board, in women's ministries and I sing alto in the choir.
...I have lived in Texas for the past 29 years.
I believe that we are all life-long learners. Every situation which lends itself to that end is of interest to me. I am enjoying my thirteenth year of working with the second graders at Norton Elementary. It is an awesome responsibility and a wonderful privelege to get to know each child. What a delight it has been over the years to watch these little ones begin to realize their potential and to guide them in that pursuit.