I grew up in Bowie, Maryland and never questioned whether or not I would go to college—only where. After college, I redirected my career toward the language arts and education leadership. I now play with words the way I used to play with numbers and formulas. It’s a magical experience that I’ve shared with the many elementary students I taught and the new teachers I supervised, many who didn’t think they were writers or that they could teach young students to write.
Books are my tools of the trade now, and my reading selections run the gamut. Currently, I’m reading State of Fear by Michael Crichton; my backlog includes Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse Eight by David Marc and The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer.
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