Who am I?
I live in the suburbs of Chicago with my husband, a semi-retired high school band director and our two cats. Our son is an illustrator and our daughter is a graduate student in music. Besides teaching and playing horn, I love to read and spend time taking walks, doing yoga, and cooking vegetarian meals.
What is Lightning Strikes about?I started this blog because I wanted to write about educational ideas that interested me. I write about curricular elements that I am trying or thinking about, as well as viewpoints from gifted education. I would love to hear your comments and ideas.
I love teaching at an independent school, trying out new ideas within our curriculum and collaborating with other teachers. Each year my students are an inspiration to me, bringing their eagerness to the classroom. I see my job as continuing to nurture their love of learning, while helping them become independent learners and good citizens of our world. I hope I can share some of what I do through this blog.