Do you know what the best thing is about teaching? Every single year, we start with a fresh slate. How many people can say that about their job? Once again we start out the year without very much information about each other, so I will share a things about myself. Depsite the fact that I am the English Language Arts teacher, my degree was not in English. In fact, I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science prior to working towards my elementary education certificate. Although I did not attend college in Arizona, I am actually a native and have spent the majority of my life living in Arizona. 

    I have been married a long time (you don't really want to know how long) and I have two grown children and two grandchildren who are the love of my life. When I am not working or with my family, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and cooking. 

    I am looking forward to a year that abounds with opportunities to showcase the vast variety of student talents; like, maybe you just did not know that you truly love grammar. Ah yes, sentence diagramming is truly the mathematics of English Language Arts.