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 have two graduated homeschoolers and cheer them on as they pursue their varied interests far from home.
I have taught courses in language arts, improvisation, psychology, and cross-curricular studies at my local co-op and have delighted 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. With Brave Writer, these experiences have fed my work coaching writing, designing classes, and directing our online class program. When I'm not thinking up new classes to bring to Brave Writer, you can find me cooking, joining in-person book clubs, or dreaming about my next trip.