I hold a B.A. in foreign language education and an M.A. in French with a focus on developing writing and reading skills. I have taught French and Spanish at the middle school, high school, and college levels, and spent a year teaching English to students at the University of Caen in France. When my son finished second grade declaring that his favorite subjects were “recess and dismissal,” I decided to switch jobs and became a full-time homeschooler. I currently support my daughter who is navigating a path through high school at home and I cheer on my son as he studies 3-D animation in college.
I teach courses in language arts, improvisation, and cross-curricular studies at my local co-op and delight in inventing classes such as Wizard Language Arts and Build It! I have a passion for oral storytelling and have written stories that were performed at the Brandywine Storytelling Festival in Kennett Square, PA, the National Youth Storytelling Showcase in Orem, UT, and the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. I am planning to write my second novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I write fan fiction with my daughter for fun. When I'm not thinking up new stories to tell, you can find me cooking, tinkering with robots, or dreaming about my next trip.