Time is free, but it’s priceless.  You can’t own it, but you can use it.  You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.  Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back—Harvey MacKay

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It was lots of fun to chaperone the class of 2014 on their senior trip to Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City!

Welcome to my classroom. We may be studying English while in this classroom, but it is my goal that you will be learning much more than just how to read and write. The space will be a safe space where you can share your understandings, ideas, and insights amongst peers who will respect and encourage you.. I will accept nothing but thoughtful consideration and treatment of me, your peers, and yourself. Judgment and marginalization have no place in our classroom (or anywhere for that matter). We are here together to work and grow to be the best students, scholars, and human beings that we can each be. Let's help each other in that worthy endeavor!

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My Class Schedule:
Hour 1: LA 10
Hour 2: ENGL 1016: Amer. Lit
Hour 3: College Comp. 1011/1013
Hour 4-5: Library
Hour 6: Prep/DE 2nd Qtr.
Hour 7: Speech/Brit Lit 1017
Hour 8: Mass Comm.

My daughters Lexi and Marlee and I pose
in Paris on our 2019 summer trip to Europe.

A little about me:
I am a Kittson Central and Concordia College, Moorhead graduate..  I love reading, writing, and learning.. A few years ago, attained my master's degree, and it was fun to be both a student and a teacher at the same time. It invigorated my teaching, and it allowed me to empathize with students in a new way.  
I have a husband, Jon, and we have four daughters--ages 20, 17, 13, & 9. I am passionate about the sport of volleyball, and this will be my 20th season coaching at KC. I also enjoy seeing some different sides of students from my positions as Knowledge Bowl coach and driver's education instructor. Because my life is--to be blunt--pure chaos, I don't have much time for hobbies.  When I do find a spare minute, I am likely to spend it reading or watching a movie, a Netflix series, or a DVR'd show. I also love to travel! I think it is an incredible way to learn about yourself, about others, about the world, and about life. This past summer, I was a leader of our KC EF Tours group, and we traveled to London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and Capri. It was an amazing adventure, and I'm so excited to share my learnings in my classroom!
 My daughters from left: Morgan (7th grade),
Marlee (senior), Lexi (coll. junior), Brenna (4th)

Book Recommendation:
I recently read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I read it as a part of our KC staff book club. It has easily made my list of top 10 favorite books of all time. I encourage everyone to read it. The story follows two timelines that eventually intersect. The main character, Kia, grows up in the marshland of North Carolina. She experiences much loss in her life, and ultimately lives alone throughout most of the story. As her life intersects with other people, she faces many challenges - challenges that threaten her safety, her identity, her life. Kia finds success in life, though it may not be success in a manner that many of us view success. Her ability to stay true to herself and her world view amidst murder, abuse, and seclusion is simply amazing. This is a book both males and females alike can sink their teeth into and enjoy!