I took a blind leap into pursuing English in undergraduate at College of Charleston, but threw myself in once I saw how much I loved it. I kept going with a MA in Literary Studies from University of Amsterdam and another in Teaching English from Duke. One of the things I enjoy most as a teacher is seeing students find a spark for English and inspiration in high school like I found later. I’ve been known to hook students into a poetry unit with pure enthusiasm. Outside of school I’m a mom, a poet, a quilter, and a runner. If you bring donuts, I will appear.