Over the past 30 years, I have been committed to reaching the hearts of the diverse students I teach by writing curricula immersed in original song, drama, and creative movement to bring subject matter to life, to kindle imaginations, and to instill a love for learning. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, a UW-Madison grad, a 30 year teacher in Illinois, married 27 years to a very patient man, have 3 remarkable sons, 2 rambunctious Labs, and a passion for utilizing arts to teach and arts to serve our community. Although very late in my career, I just completed a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Portland, thereby achieving a bucket list dream.
Areas of Expertise
An idea worth spreading
Arts builds bridges of hope and help and healing in our despairing and struggling cities.
I'm passionate about
Utilizing arts to teach content. Utilizing arts to build bridges of hope and joy between schools and communities. Utilizing creative play to strengthen imagination.
Talk to me about
The priority of play. The critical need of building bridges and reaching beyond ourselves.