I have been teaching full time for 13 years, and worked as a substitute for 2 year before that while earning my teaching license. I went to Antioch College in Yellow Springs Ohio for my undergrad and teaching licensure programs. My first full-time teaching position was as a Title One reading teacher at Life Skills Center in Springfield. During that time I earned a Reading Endorsement and a Gifted endorsement to help become a better teacher and to reach the needs of my students. After that I earned a Master's Degree in Creative Writing at Antioch University (also in Yellow Springs) and completed a second Master's Degree in Education and Curriculum Design. I am an avid reader, love to write, take hikes, and ride horses.