This year will be my 11th teaching in Elkhart (19th altogether), and I'm blessed to work in such a great district! I am a mother of three sons, ages 23, 16 and 7, and one daughter, age 5. I also have a sweet little granddaughter. As a mom, an English teacher and the wife of Palestine's soccer/cross country coach, I stay extremely busy, but when I do have free time, I love to work on remodeling and crafting projects in my home and to read good books. Also, since my daughter received a National Geographic bird guide, we have gotten into "birding" and spent a lot of time with our faces glued to binoculars, which is so better than television!