I earned a BS Ed. from Ohio University and a MS Ed. from Lesley College. My professional experience includes teaching reading to children living in Appalachia where electricity and running water were not the household norm. I also designed, developed, and delivered computer language programming courses for Corporate 500 companies. My favorite aspect of teaching is helping a learner become proficient with a skill that is difficult for them. I live in the country with my husband, 12 year old daughter, our dog Tess, our cat Sam and nine chickens. Besides caring for all this I love to be in the woods and tracking wildlife.