About the Book
"The author's light, readable style fits perfectly with this collection of stories, essays and anecdotes. . . . angry students, head lice, food, sleepy teenagers, homework excuses . . . .These are all ripe topics for humor and nostalgia." Judge, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
"Her love of being a teacher also shines through in a list of her 'favorite moments': Tying neckties in the narthex just before graduation Mass begins; supervising an after-school detention and then spending the time having a meaningful conversation instead of making the student do the writing assignment; holding the newborn baby of that student you hoped would make a good mother. Or father." The Criterion, August 14, 2015
I have been a teacher in the elementary and middle school setting for more than 25 years. My heart lies in the area of special education, but I have also taught Spanish, speech, and a host of enrichment classes, most memorably "Pardon My Manners" and "So Many Books, So Little Time." After a career at a major Chicago bank enjoying that city's spectacular lakefront, I returned to my Hoosier roots to begin my teaching experience.