I grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and first became interested in education after spending 8 years volunteering and working as a Junior Interpreter/Peer Teacher at Colonial Williamsburg. I demonstrated what it was like to be a child in the 18th century. One day during a tour, a 3rd grade visitor told me that she recognized me from a picture in her Social Studies textbook! She mailed me a copy of the page, and my mother ordered the textbook for me!
I love reading, writing, long-distance running, photography, kayaking, being outside, and spending time with my family.
I am so excited to be publishing my very first children's book next year!My adventures have taken me flying in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, running a marathon through all the parks of Walt Disney World (26.2 miles!), gallivanting around Ireland on two different trips, hiking through a snowy Glacier National Park in Montana, running the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, spinning the Price is Right wheel, holding a baby alligator in Florida, sitting on the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, holding a handstand on the Four Corners, climbing arches at Arches National Park in Utah, climbing the spiral steps inside the Statue of Liberty in New York, running a Super Spartan obstacle race at Wintergreen, riding a camel at UVA, walking up the steps to the top of the Griffon roller coaster at Busch Gardens, building houses after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and snuggling a joey (baby kangaroo) at Hugh K. Cassell Elementary. Of course, my greatest adventure has been raising my children!
Last Modified on December 6, 2019