As a life-long learner, I like to make learning fun and exciting for others because it is fun and exciting for me. What I’ve been taking classes about recently is the brain. How it works fascinates me. Since the brain can change and improve, I encourage students to stretch theirs for success.
I have taught writing for 35 years. Ten years of that was for an online classical academy. The rest was in various public and private schools, learning or tutoring centers, and home schools. At one of the schools, I developed a program of English from 6th through 12th grades with the end goal of preparing students for college. I’ve also taught ESL, primarily accent modification.
I am now available to teach online with Inkwell.
Degree: B.S. from Central Michigan University
Major: Education, Speech, English
Special Training: 15 hours of theatre studies at Central Michigan University, 10 years of writing seminars at Oakland University, and teacher training classes through the American Association of Christian Schools
Years of Experience: 35 yrs.
Hero: the American soldier
High–Impact Books: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
High–Impact Lecture: Introduction to The Lively Art of Writing
Favorite Places I’ve Visited: Normandy Beach, Paris, Switzerland, Germany
Hobbies: reading, sewing, crafts
Passion: my grandchildren
Favorite Quotation: “Learning never exhausts the mind.”– Leonardo da Vinci