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, summa cum claude, with a B.A. in English Literature. I moved to the island permanently in my twenties, and married my husband(of 34 years), Dennis. I am very lucky to have a nineteen year old daughter named Abby, who is just beginning her third year at Boston University.
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.
I am about to begin my sixth year of teaching at Cave Hill. I have been asked why I continue to commute an hour each way to work by many people. It is really quite simple. Cave Hill is a family, whose staff cares for each other, the community is welcoming and the students are wonderful.
Once my caseload is in order, I hope to post regularly, sharing links and news that may help parents and students learn more about themselves. I have several new books that hopefully will appeal to middle schoolers, and am excited about the prospect of working with more younger students this year. I also hope to incorporate more real life learning experiences, via filed trips, this year. Once again, I hope to spend more time in the classroom this year, and am looking forward to seeing how much the students of Cave Hill have grown this summer!