I am originally from Michigan and immigrated to the country of Texas in 1998, when my husband, Jim, got his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Michigan and was hired to teach Organic Chemistry and now does the TAMU Chemistry Road Show all around Texas. We have lived in the Brazos Valley ever since.
My son, Justin, is working as an archival librarian in Austin Texas at the Dolph Brisco Center for American History. Back in Michigan, I have a dear granddaughter, Destiney Lynn, and my grandson-in-heart, Kris, who are loving parents to my sweet great-granddaughters, Gracie and Paislee.
I received my BA in Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education and Language Arts from the University of Michigan and went on to teach for over 15 years in the field of early childhood education. I completed graduate coursework in beginning reading and remedial reading instruction for adults and adolescents at Eastern Michigan University. I received my Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas, specializing in Youth Services (in school and public library settings).
I have been working as a family literacy librarian and storyteller in the Clara Mounce Public Library since 2004.
If you are interested, I have another blog that tells my story in a more in-depth way: S.T.R.O.N.G. Women