Raised in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, I discovered a love of being with people and listening to their stories at perhaps the best job I’ve ever had: giving tours at a local winery to visitors from all over the world.
Since then, I have spent over 25 years as a classroom teacher, worked with college participants, mentored new teachers, and worked with diverse groups of students. I love to share with my colleagues and have offered professional development workshops in positive approaches to discipline. In the Spring 2014 issue of Community Health magazine, my classroom was featured for my work on Mindfulness in Education.
Outside of school, I have led workshops around integrating the principles of bread with the principles of life, served as a guest lectern, and assisted with summer workshops at the Omega Institute.
Living in the old farmhouse, it seems there is always something in need of my attention, but when free time reveals itself you can find me in the garden, tandem biking with my husband and, of course, gathering with my family around the kitchen table enjoying both bread and life.
Other glimpses in to life around our famette include: