A dear friend, colleague, mentor, and editor took this picture while visiting several years ago. It rather sums me up and is a favorite. For years now, I have been toting a stuffed rabbit around all in the name of geographic education for young learners. I have since expanded my teaching and also share diverse stories via a timeline perspective. Please take some time to explore the other website pages on geography and history in the classroom.
While toting a rabbit, I have had some tremendous opportunities to meet and bond with some amazing historians and educators from all over the country. I have participated in numerous teacher institutes, all of which have opened more doors for learning and a greater understanding of how I can better serve my students.
I have also been fortunate to be honored for some of my "out-of-the box" teaching. I have even had a former parent describe me as "throwing ideas out to see what might stick". This has truly brought me joy as it validates that my unique thinking and way of teaching has value for my students.
I am both grateful and honored for these opportunities and relationships that have been created over the years.
CURRENT NCSS Notable Trade Book Review Committee Member