About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I am an educator who believes that fostering creativity, critical thinking skills,social emotional learning, and place based service-learning are all vital components in educating our youth.

A good day to me is when ... I have given back

My hero in life is ...Someone who inspires and cares for others. We have many heros in our world.

My favorite book is ...There are so many...Simple Abundance:A Day Book of Comfort and Joy, Improving Schools from Within and The Book of Joy.

One thing I'm grateful for is ... Our world and my community,family and friends!

Now Are The Rough Things Smooth

Jan 23, 2019, 2 comments, 6 smiles In our Educators Laddership Circle this week, I was reminded of this beautiful poem: Now Are The Rough Things Smooth by Mary Oliver Now are the rough things smooth, and the smooth things stand in flickering slats, facing the slow tarnish of sun-fall. Summer is over... And therefore the green is not green anymore but yellow, beige, russet, rust: all the darknesses are beginning to settle in. And therefore why pray to permanence, why not pray to impermanence, to change, to - whatever comes next. Willingness is next to godliness. Once I watched a swallow playing with a feather, high in the blue air. The swallow wanted to fly and frolic; the feather just wanted to float. Many times the swallow dropped the feather, which drifted away, then went diving and careening after it. There are so many things to do in this world, and so many things to be done. Right now I'm glad to be agile and insistent. But, later! Then, I'll be happy to give up the quick burst, oh darling and important world, and just float away. ~ Mary Oliver, Now Are The Rough Things Smooth, from What Do We Know, Poems and Prose Poems

Heart March At Mulberry School!

May 16, 2018, 2 comments, 20 smiles Last week, inspired by a recent visit from Nimo and his call for a "Heart ❤️March" -- our students embarked on a walk to spread smiles and kindness around our school neighborhood and community. The kids were beaming of kindness and joy! It was truly magical -- full of so much L️OVE! Teachers Denise and Sara’s planning included our entire community! The kids and families were amazing to watch!