I am an English/ Intensive reading teacher and exceptional education teacher at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida. I love my job- but it can be very demanding and stressful. I have five wonderful children that have all completed college. They are in various stages of their advanced education degrees or their careers. I grew up in Boston and loved spending my summers in Maine. I graduated from the University of Iowa and then earned my Master's degree from the University of Nebraska. I taught in Iowa for seventeen years before moving to Naples in 1997. I love family and friends.