I have been married to Alan for over 30 years and we have two children/men--Alex, a second year medical student at Duke in North Carolina, and Andrew, a financial analyst in Boston. We've lived in Fort Collins since 1996.
I was a career academician for many years finally graduating with a degree in English from the University of Texas--Dallas (sadly, not the Longhorns, but the Comets). I hold a Master's Degree from the University of Colorado in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. The first time I graduated from college, I was pregnant with my first son; the second time I graduated was WITH my son! Plans are in the works for a PhD in the near future.
I was born in New Jersey, but am a Colorado girl. After my husband graduated from college, we moved to Texas (both boys are Texans by birth--Coloradoans at heart!). Except for our time in Texas and my time in Ethiopia, I've been in Colorado since I was in third grade.
I just got back from a three year teaching stint in Ethiopia and was blessed to be able to travel around the world; I am fascinated by other cultures. When given the opportunity, I travel and now that I'm home, I'll mostly be spending long breaks with family. My husband is a runner, and I am a good supporter, so wherever he has a marathon, I follow. You'll always see me with a book (Kindle) in my hands. My hobbies include reading, baking, cooking, exercising, watching movies and shopping. :-)
I have two:
"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it's stupid." Albert Einstein
"Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln
This is a hard one to answer because there are so many...
"The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"--by Avi
"The Giving Tree"-- by Shel Silverstein
DENVER BRONCOS!!!...and anyone who beats the Patriots!
As a general education teacher, I teach everything...and love it all! You'll find I like to sing and dance while teaching and I've been known to throw down some raps for math!
You will find that in the "Fenn"tastico classroom you're part of a special community. We support and respect one another and hold ourselves (myself included) accountable for our actions. We may sometimes get discouraged, and that's OK!! Expectations are high--and we all succeed...and we'll be having FUN in the process! I can promise you will love grade five!