I received a Bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University in December 1970 and earned a Master's degree from the University of Texas in May 1976. 
        My very first teaching assignment was in Abeline, Texas in December 1970.  Fresh out of college at age 20, I was ready to have my own classroom.  This was a unique experience because the kids rode their horses to school, and we had to scoop up cow dung before we could play on the recess yard! 
         After a year and a half, I moved back to my hometown, San Antonio.  There I spent seven and a half years teaching in a school called Camelot.  It was a model "open-concept" school that was visited by educators from all over the country.  
         I left Texas and moved up to Chestnut Hill, PA.  My brother needed help "making ends meet" while he was in residency at Einstein Hospital, so I moved up to Philadelphia and took a job as a secretary to help out the family.  During this time, I met my husband in Huntingdon Valley [an incredible coincidence or perhaps 'seredipity'] and I never went back to Texas.   We moved to his hometown of Willow Grove and I finally got a call to teach.  I took my third teaching position at Devon Elementary.  After another year and a half, I received a call from LM.  I was so happy to be able to drive only 15 minutes to work.  Living so close to LM enabled me to stay after school and to get involved with after school activities. 
    I love it here!  I found my home away from home.
         Needless to say, these many years of teaching experiences have given me the opportunity to share my love of reading and writing with students from grades 1-8.  In the summer of 2000, I became a PAWLP Fellow. This stands for the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project.  This fellowship allows me the opportunity to design, teach and run workshops for teachers and college students in Readers' and Writers' Workshops.
         I have been a teacher in Lower Moreland Township School District since December 1980.  Spending my time here in LM has been a pleasure, and I truly consider MAS as "my home away from home".  I look forward to sharing my passion for reading and writing with my students.
         Another one of my passions is volunteering my time helping others.   I was the Interact Club Advisor for 20 years for Murray Avenue School and three years for the High School.  I mentored young people and showed them the joys of volunteering.  Now, I enjoy volunteering my time and energy in supporting MAS in the many school fundraisers including the Eileen Stein Jacoby Foundation for Fox Chase Breast Cancer Research, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation where my husband and I volunteer as Wish Granters.
          Two of my favorite quotes: 
                 "When you change the way you look at things....the things you look at change."  author unknown
     "Love like you've never been hurt;
    Work like you don't need the money;
    and Dance like nobody's looking." 
    Satchel Paige

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