"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

                                          ...These are a few of my favorite things...


        "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

-St. Augustine

I love to travel with both my family and friends, and I have been to almost every state on the East coast, including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Vermont, New Jersey and Delaware. More recently, I traveled to Wisconsin, Chicago, Las Vegas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, London and Paris. 


               Aruba license plate & island slogan          Wishful Thinking rock formations at the Natural Bridge                        The beach in Aruba



 "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language"   -unknown


In addition to being an educator, traveler, and avid reader, I am also an animal lover. I grew up surrounded by animals, including dogs, cats and birds. I have two cats and my two dogs, all of whom are rescue animals. When I am not with my pets, I also enjoy volunteering at the local animal shelter. I am a huge advocate for animal rights, and a strong believer that everyone should participate in philanthropic work. Thus, this is one of many causes I enjoy dedicating my time to.