A little bit about me...
I won't bore everyone with the long harangue, but I'm a native Hoosier, born and raised in Valparaiso, a little college town that seemed to grow up overnight and is now a thriving community in the Chicagoland Megalopolis. After I received my Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Valparaiso University, I got my Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University. I have never actually taught in a K-12 classroom, as my focus was post-secondary administration and adult learning.
But I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once...
I may not have a teaching certificate, but I've worked with Adult Learners for almost 20 years and for almost 10 of those 20 specifically with educational software/hardware in the K-12 environment. Every day I learn something new and welcome the opportunity to continue to learn from all of you here at Greenwood.
Stuff I dig...
I enjoy riding with my hubby on our motorcycle (Yamaha FJR1300), Formula One, MotoGP and IndyCar racing, and I am both a Colts and Bears fan. You can take the girl out of Chicagoland, but you can't make her totally give up her Bears - except for when they play the Colts. I'm a pretty decent cook, I have an admittedly off-beat sense of humor, I love 70's television (I'm more of a Rhoda than a Mary Richards), and I support the Arts in Indianapolis.
Just in case anyone's curious...
I'm married and live on the West Side of Indianapolis in Pike Township. I have two amazing step-daughters: the oldest graduated from Purdue School of Science last May (Sociology) and the youngest is at IUPUI pursuing a career in Nursing and will be in Swaziland again this summer in a health sciences study abroad program through the IUPUI Honors College . I am so incredibly proud of both girls!
I'm one of those crazy dog people. If I lived on several acres of property out in the sticks I'd adopt every little peanut out of the shelter and raise them myself. I'm still mourning the loss of my beloved Boxer, Beasley. I still have more pictures of him around than I do of my husband, and hubby's OK with that. We miss Beasley to bits.