I am originally from a little town in upstate New York. When thinking about college, I considered a variety of careers, including teaching, but finally settled on Physical Therapy. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1986. About a year later, I moved to Delaware to work at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, although my husband says that I moved here to meet him! Not long after our second child was born, I left A.I. to work part-time as an independent contractor in various places such as school programs, nursing homes, and home health until our 4th child was born. By then, our oldest was starting kindergarten, and we decided to homeschool. We have been doing it ever since. I have seven children, all who were (or are being) homeschooled, and three grandchildren that I love to spend time with. I absolutely love to teach and have taught a variety of subjects over the years both in co-ops and in school settings (since 2005). My favorite subjects to teach are science and math. Currently I teach Anatomy and Physiology, Life Science, Pre-Algebra, Biology, Critical Thinking as well as coach Science Olympiad (not all at MSA). I have also taught writing and assisted with Chemistry lab at MSA. Some of my favorite things to do when I am not teaching are to spend time with my family, go mountain biking with my husband, play with my grandchildren, and read a good book (especially on the beach).