Our Maggie is feeling so much better!!!! After a scary few weeks where we almost lost our beloved 6 year old lab, she seems to be recovering very well. She had lost 20 pounds and was battling several serious conditions all at once. Now we are down to insulin shots twice a day and one pill in the evening. She is putting weight back on and is running up and down the stairs again! Her legs still get shaky at times and her energy and stamina are not completely back to normal yet. I took some pictures to show her progress and she has always been a fickle model. She will NOT look at the camera and she refuses to hold still so I can take a picture! So... these are the best I could get but I think she looks beautiful because she was looking so skinny and weak just a few weeks ago!
I have a degree in Child Development and have been teaching for 25 years. Most of these years have been spent with second graders with the exception of 4 years in first grade. I love introducing my students to the joy of reading "chapter books" and the language of literature.
I am a mixed-media artist and am lucky to be teaching at a fine arts magnet school. I use music and visual art every day in my classroom.
I have been married for 29 years and my husband teaches High School English. I have raised 4 wonderful kids and am still working on the yellow labs that live in our house.