I was born and raised in North Haven, CT, and spent most of my summers on Mt. Desert Island. I graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, with a B.A. in English Literature and earned my certification from College of the Atlantic. I have a twin sister, Libby, who is a speech and language pathologist at MDI. We are both very tall!
I moved to the island permanently in my twenties, and married my husband(of 38 years), Dennis. I am very lucky to have a twenty-one year old daughter named Abby, who just her final year at Boston University, whom I love very much. She is off to law school next year!
After volunteering for a number of years in my daughter's school, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I am currently certified to teach 5-12 ELA, 5-8 SS and Special Education, K-8. I LOVE theater(I am the Drama Director at Tremont School), music and yoga, and most importantly, Bruce Springsteen. But the most important thing you need to know about me is that I find many things very funny, love to laugh, and to tell stories. Sometimes, I talk too much!
I am about to end my sixth year of teaching at Cave Hill. When asked why I continue to commute an hour each way to work by many people, my answer is simple. Cave Hill is a family, whose staff cares for each other, the community is welcoming and the students are wonderful. Many students who have left Cave Hill have a permanent place in my heart.
This year was a challenging one, but my students have worked hard and are great company. Unlike classroom teachers, I cannot post pictures of my students(I wish I could!). I hope everyone has a wonderful summer, filled with out door fun and reading good books!