El Paso, TX
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. My father was in the
US Army and my mother was a homemaker. I have two older
brothers and was a late life surprise for my parents. I have
been married to my husband Jeff for fourteen years. We have
one child, a precious son. His name is Jake and he is four
years old. I taught elementary school for fifteen years, most
of them in kindergarten. I am currently working as an
elementary school librarian in my third year. I should have
already graduated from UNT but think I am addicted to going to
school. I plan to graduate in August with my MLS, my school
librarian certification, and the youth librarian and
storytelling GACs. When I am not online doing school work, I
like to play computer games (only to keep my mind sharp) like
Tiny Worlds, Sheep's Quest, and Tumblebugs2.
M.S. Candidate School of Library and Information Science
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
University of Texas El Paso
Teaching Certification Early Childhood Education
Teaching Certification Elementary Education
I am a Tall Talkin Texan. I love to talk to people,
strangers even and tell funny stories. I love listening
to stories told by others as well. Currently I love to
tell stories to students. They love hearing about my
childhood stories and like sharing theirs. There is
nothing like a good oral story sharing session. Even shy
students feel safe to share. I enjoy it very much.
I am currently taking my second storytelling course at UNT. I
enjoyed the first course, but this second one is even better.
I LOVE getting feedback on my stories and giving feedback and
coaching to others on the stories they share.
I have always enjoyed entertaining for others and am excited
about our upcoming concert. I love the way it is unfolding
and taking shape and cannot wait to hear the stories of
everyone in the class.
I love arts and crafts. I like doing the actual crafts, but
absolutely love collecting all the stuff. I am interested in
scrapbooking, (own just about every gadget) stamping, (own so
many stamps, inks, marker, rollers, etc. I am running out of
room for it all) and cake decorating. My latest craze is
decorating using fondant. It is so classy looking and really
impresses people. I actually think it is even easier than
traditional cake decorating.
I am a secret singer. I would love to take singing lessons.
My goal is to sing just one song really well. My song of
choice has changed over the years. Here are some of the front
runners. Don't Cry for me Argentina, (Evita) Green the
Whole Year Round, (Celtic Woman) and the Christmas carol
The Holly and the Ivy.