top of page

About Me

Beach at Sunset

Way back when in 1988, my creative writing professor had us write a personal story and mine evolved as "the orange purse."  For all these years, I've been carrying my story with me, and now it is finally time to share.  As I age, the story emerges with varying layers... I hope that through my story, insights, and personal happenings, a sense of kinship emerges.

May your find balance and a sense of well-being.  May your "purse" be filled with reminders that truly help you to live lightly.

A little more...

I hold a Doctor of Education degree specializing in Curriculum, Learning and Leadership.My research focused on developing pedagogy for trauma sensitive children and providing support for educators. I have a Master of Science degree in Education specializing in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education.

I have more than thirty years working in early childhood and elementary education ranging from a classroom teacher to manager of school-age care programs, and private consultant.

I am married for almost thirty years to a dedicated, hard-working, nature-loving former special operations soldier and now successful businessman.  I am mother to a driven, intuitive daughter who blazes her own trails and gently reminds me to "walk softly."  I am mother to the most sensitive, loving German short-haired pointer ever.... he lifts up my soul.

    bottom of page