It’s been said that if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. For many years, my career as a teacher and reading specialist enabled me to spend my days doing what I love – reading and writing! More importantly, I was able to share that passion with the my elementary, secondary, and college students. Although I’ve retired from teaching, I’ve not retired from doing what I love. Today, that means working in tandem with my clients to create poems and speeches for weddings and other special occasions in life.
At Gwynedd-Mercy University, I obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Reading. In 2004, I became a Writing Fellow with the Pennsylvania Writing and Literacy Project. As a reading specialist, I maintained a blog to help parents foster literacy in the home. As a retired teacher I continue to support parents through my blog, “Nurturing Literacy” which you can find at http://www.helpurchildread.com. Over the past several years, I have been published in 210 East Rosedale. and won two writing contests sponsored by the website, Stage of Life. My gift poems are sold at several businesses both locally and at the Jersey shore. For additional information about me, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
When not reading or writing, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my husband, Mike, our five grown children and their spouses and our nine grandchildren. Sharing life’s significant events with family and friends has given me lots of practice penning poems and other creative writings. Now, I hope to share that gift with you.