As a public librarian, I hold a master's degree in Library and Information Science and a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. I originally planned to become a reading teacher but fell in love with librarianship after being hired at my local public library. I have now enjoyed working in libraries for over 30 years.
As one would expect, I am an avid reader. I have written a regular newspaper column and have also written numerous successful grant applications for libraries.
I have experience teaching a variety of ages. I work with children ages 4-12 at my church. I am also a mother who was very active in my child's education. In my profession, I have taught and trained adults. My class evaluations from adults frequently indicated that students found me to be especially patient and thorough.
I believe that reading, writing, and literacy enhance life in so many ways. I want to share my love of language arts with others and help them reach their aspirations.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduate Degree: University of Illinois - Master of Science, Library and Information Science
I love to write. I keep a personal journal and I like to send handwritten cards and letters to friends and family. Calligraphy is one of my hobbies but I have yet to master it. My family and I have lots of fun playing board games and trivia which helps keep our minds sharp! One of my guilty pleasures is “reality” TV.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing