My goal as a young mother was to raise kids who could make the world a better place. Today, I can honestly say that looking back, I am most proud now of raising two socially responsible, noble and honest sons.
Beyond parenting, I am also proud of my 27 years in the classroom. As a high school English teacher, I viewed my classroom as a place to provide skills and knowledge to my students that would equip them to make the world a better place. I wanted to give them the tools needed to become contributing, engaged members of the workforce and of their communities. I tried always to challenge them to reach beyond their own comfort zones as they worked to improve their skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking.
And, I’m also a writer, runner, active member of my church family, education activist, friend and daughter. Each of those roles is important to me. In all parts of my life, I always try to contribute as much as I am blessed to gain.