I began my 27 year teaching career in a kindergarten class in the Canoncito School on the Navajo Reservation in N.M. I have also taught in both the Albuquerque, N.M. Public Schools and the Bozeman, Montana Public Schools. In Bozeman at Longfellow School I served on the Arts Commmittee, Montana Behavioral Initiative Committee, and the Spanish Committee. I taught mostly third grade which was my passion. I retired in 2006.
I liked to provide as many hands-on experiences for my students as possible, and especially enjoyed integrating the arts into as many subject areas as I could. I valued independence and critical thinking in my students.
Hayes-Fulbright Award to Study Spanish in Ecuador with 14 other Bozeman teachers, 1997
I graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a degree in English and Elementary Teaching Certification. I earned my Masters Degree in the Creative Arts in Education from Lesley University.
I enjoy writing and early in my career published several articles in Ranger Rick. I have written language arts curriculum for the Professional Development Institute, and just recently published a western memoir, Mining the Past, available through Amazon. I live with my husband and two ShihTzus in Bozeman, Montana. I love gardening, cross-country skiing, and watercolor painting, and of course, writing.