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If you weren't in education, what do you think you'd be doing and why?
Owning and operating a sewing and fabric store. I really enjoy sewing and love working with adults learning to sew.
When you were a kid, you wanted to be a ______? Why?
I wanted to be an Interior Designer. My father worked in home construction and I enjoyed going to the job sites with him.
What's your idea of happiness?
Being with my family and enjoying our time together.
What are your favorite books and authors?
Jennifer Chiaverini, Elm Creek Quilts series and her history books.
The teacher who had the biggest impact on me and why:
Lois Pearson - I went back to grad school wanting out of education, and she helped me see what I really liked about teaching by having me be her grad assistant and supervise student teachers.
If you were dictator and had total control, tomorrow education would:
Education would be free for all as long as they wanted to go and without financial resource limits.
If you could live anywhere other than where you are, it would be:
I would like to live in Washington DC or Orlando. I really like all there is to do in both places.
The biggest problem with K-12 education is:
Financial limits and time restrictions
Do you have a motto you live by?
You can do anything you put your mind to.
I've always wanted to visit:
Disney Paris and Tokyo Disney
What are your most treasured possessions?
Earrings given to me by my mom and my George C bear
If you never had to worry about making money, what would you do?
What kind of kid were you in high school?
Brainy quiet kid
What's the best piece of advice someone ever gave you?
Give teaching a second chance.