I have had many different teaching experiences throughout the past 20 years, and all of them have contributed to my love of spending time in the classroom. Inexhaustible curiosity, inherent inquisitiveness, boundless creativity and genuine eagerness makes this year's group of 6th grade students a pleasure to share time with. I am excited to witness and participate in their growth as readers, writers and as an active supportive community of learners.My interests outside of the classroom focus mainly on being engaged in the outdoors. Hiking, photography, painting, skiing, swimming, gardening, raising animals, traveling, music and theater are just a few of my hobbies that I most enjoy sharing with my family.And, of course, reading and writing!!