My background: I grew up in Jericho, graduating from Mt. Mansfield Union High School. I was good at English, music and Social Studies, but terrible at math. After college (Allegheny) and graduate school (Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland), I found myself working at a boarding school for emotionally troubled teenagers. Though I was at a loss for what to do after grad school and really just needed a steady paycheck, my time there redirected my ambitions. I went back to school to become a licensed public school teacher and was hired in 1999, here at MUHS. And I really enjoy working here.
My family: My husband, two sons and I live in Bristol. My husband is a middle school teacher, while my boys are entering 11th and 7th grades, respectively. I know a lot about Star Wars, Hollow Knight and data sets, thanks to them.
I like... to think I'm a gardener, though I can't grow lettuce very well. I'm very good with tomatoes and mint, though, which is reassuring.
I read A LOT. My favorite authors are Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, and Jane Austen, and I LOVE POETRY. That's very important to know about me, I guess, because it makes my heart bloom. I am also the advisor for Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest in which you can win $$. Passive brag: MUHS has already produced a state winner.
I also love windows, rocks, travelling the world and english toffee. I'm a fan of roller coasters and scary rides, sky diving, and motorcycles (mine is a Honda Shadow). And teaching English, of course.