Becoming a speech/drama teacher was an easy choice for me as I was a competitor in both debate and
forensics in high school and college. I was also extensively involved in drama productions at Union City Senior High
School and Western Michigan University. I love what I teach and enjoy watching my students gain confidence and
control over their stage fright throughout the year. I feel fortunate to have a job I look forward to each day.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my 20year old daughter, Laura, who is a junior
at Wayne State University. Sheba the cat, and Kooper, my standard poodle round out the
family. For fun, I play the piano and sing, take long walks with Kooper, and curl up on the couch with a good book.
My passion for scrapbooking is evident as bookshelves in my home are filled with completed albums of Laura, vacations, and
Each year I have much fun attending athletic events, band and choir concerts.
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