A brief biographical note:
I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where I obtained a Bachelor's degree in English. I have a Master's degree in English from Middlebury College in Vermont. I have a second Master's degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas. I currently work as a teacher-librarian in Arlington, Texas.
I have lived overseas in England and in Taiwan. I would love to live overseas again and travel as often as time and finances permit.
I have been an educator for over ten years. What can I say? It's my raison d'être: my vocation and my avocation. My first teaching job while I was still in college was as an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher to adult immigrants for a private language school. I have taught in public schools, private schools, and community colleges, both in the U.S. and abroad. My publications include poetry and a curriculum unit on playwriting as a means of self-expression in at-risk youth.
I have two children--the lights of my life--Samuel ("Sam") and Annabella ("Annie") with my beloved husband, Michael. I love reading, writing, watching films, traveling, swimming, fine dining, and baking sweet treats.
Fun Fact: At one point in college, I owned (all at the same time): two birds, one fish, one hamster, and one cat. Other animals with whom I have shared a home in my lifetime: four cats, four birds, four dogs, two hamsters, two rabbits, two mice, three fish, one turtle, and one alligator gecko (but NOT all at the same time!).