About my new (like really new) blog


I began teaching six years ago at the age of 45, after completing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Missouri State University. This is my seventh year teaching Language Arts in a small rural middle school and I love it.

My three abiding interests:

  • incorporating a study of real-world events, issues, and people into Language Arts instruction
  • providing authentic writing experiences
  • seeing my students become published writers!
I like to think, talk, and write about:
  • Language Arts
  • Authentic Writing
  • Handwriting
  • Cursive
  • Current Events
  • Human Rights Education