I am an adjunct English teacher at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. Before that, I taught English for 11 years at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, CO.
Since 2012 I have chronicled my unique perspective on life, lessons learned through my son’s battle with cancer, and my desire and plan to reform public education. I currently blog for Huffington Post and The Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers.
The past few years have been an incredible journey. Discovering my voice through my writing has given me wings. What started as a desperate move to hold onto my dream of being a writer has ended up being a journey of self-discovery, healing, and advocacy. It is because of this journey that I can step towards the future and let go of past disappointments.
I write with optimistic realism because of the uncertainty of life: My hope is found in truth. I will not run from pain, but embrace all the lessons it has to teach me; I will not lie to myself or others in order to deal with a watered-down reality; I will not fear the consequences of fighting for what I believe in.
I cannot change what life throws at me, but I can change how I respond to it. I can’t live my life any other way. I hope to encourage others to do the same.
Join me on my journey!
My first book, Uncommon Core, from WordCrafts Press, was released on April 27, 2015. You can order a paperback or eBook copy of Uncommon Core by clicking on the link below.
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