This is my 19th year teaching high school in BVSD (9th at FHS) and 21st year teaching overall. Before Fairview, I worked a number of other institutions, including Monarch High School, New Vista High School, and Kansas State University. My Bachelor and Master degrees are in English Literature and Cultural Studies. In addition to Language Arts, I have taught photography and film--two fields that are also of interest to me. I was born in Germany, grew up in New York, and went to high school in Massachusetts. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, rock climbing, cycling, running, skiing, and traveling.