I am a 2nd grade teacher at Whitaker Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC. A native of North Carolina, I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and continue to be a Tarheel fan. I earned a Masters Degree from ASU in 1991, National Board certification in 2005, and I've been teaching for (gasp!) 26 years. I have taught kindergarten, 1st, 4th, 5th and 2nd grades. I am married to Stephen, a writer, and am mother to Graham, an excited freshman at UNC Chapel Hill. I enjoy traveling, reading, tennis, gardening, cooking, and taking long walks with my sweet dog Kenna.