I attended Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas.
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Kansas. I earned a BSEd with distinction, and honors in French, with a minor in Language Arts.
I earned a Master of Arts in British and American Literature from Pittsburg State University.
I have earned credit toward a M.Lit. degree at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Breadloaf School of English, a branch of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont..
I am licensed in Kansas to teach French, pre-K through 12, Language Arts, 7 - 12, and Speech, 7-12.
I am also licensed in Missouri and began my teaching career in Missouri.
When not teaching school, I enjoy travel, especially to Europe. I have escorted tours to Europe and to Australia and New Zealand.
I enjoy renovating old houses and live in a house built in 1925 which constantly requires attention!