When I was a child in Missouri, we lived in a vintage home on the Pioneer Trail, at the end of a cul-de-sac and the edge of the woods. We wandered, imagined, explored, and performed. I taught myself to read before attending kindergarten and never stopped. Our family loves to travel (my dad was a pilot; my mom, a "stewardess"), and I have explored the United States, Western Europe, and the Middle East.
Studying for a time in Paris, I completed a BA in English and French Education from Brigham Young University. After just one semester teaching in a public school setting, I realized there had to be something more. I found it years later, in Oliver DeMille’s A Thomas Jefferson Education. I received an MA in Education from George Wythe College. My Master’s thesis was entitled Everything is History, from which I developed History is the Hook.
While pursuing my own education, I home-schooled my two children and created a mom-school for them and their peers during their young adult years. I also taught Extension Classes at George Wythe.
Moving to a public charter school for four years, I mentored classes in Leadership, Literature, Writing, and French Culture. I then helped create a private school for home-school families, Family Lyceum. I am now in transition, looking forward to enjoying the next chapter in my life.