Friday, January 31, 2020

A New Challenge for 2020

What's new with you? I have a whole new adventure awaiting me, earning a Masters in Teaching. Yep, that's right. I hope to go back to school.

These are excerpts from my entrance essay: My desire to become a teacher began over twenty-five years ago when I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While taking Humanities and History classes, I became filled with the joy of learning about other cultures and time periods. I decided I wanted to share that joy with others and the best way I could do that would be to teach students and open their eyes to cultures and places beyond their own.

I graduated with a BA in Humanities with special emphasis in Art History, French and Secondary Education; however, I never did my year of student teaching to receive my certification. Life went on and I married and had six beautiful children. I’ve enjoyed my time at home with them and even spent several years homeschooling. As I had more children, I decided to place them in public school and support their learning from home.

My passion for teaching about culture then took a different direction. I decided that to reach children and youth, I would write books that not only included adventure, but also history and culture. In 2012, my first middle-grade book, The Emerald Ring, was published by Cedar Fort Books. It was the first in a series about youth living in different areas of the globe who end up working together to defeat a common enemy. The books took readers to Egypt, New Orleans, France, and Great Britain. It engaged their senses while they learned about the art, architecture, and beliefs of those areas. I love writing and plan to continue writing books for youth so they can visit destinations around the world.

So what do you guys think? Teaching and writing, heck yes! 


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