I graduated from Duke University and continue to root for the Blue Devils. Go Duke! I majored in public policy and, after college, moved to Washington D.C. where I worked with the federal and state governments on health policy issues.
Thanks to a semester abroad in college and marrying into the United States Air Force, I have had the pleasure of living in five states (Ohio, Virginia, Illinois, Colorado, and North Carolina) and three countries (United States, Scotland, and England).
I love to read and will read almost any book, though I tend to prefer those that involve history (especially World War II), spies, or foreign settings. I especially love books that make me cry! Harry Potter is my favorite series and, yes, I cried while reading several of the books.
In my free time, I enjoy running, yoga, and crossword puzzles. My goal is to complete a Sunday New York Times crossword without any mistakes! I also enjoy food--I like to try new ingredients, new recipes, and new restaurants. I love to bake cookies; I find it’s great stress relief (or maybe that’s just the cookie dough eating?).
The most exciting thing that I’ve ever done is catch a ride on an Air Force refueling plane! These planes extend a “boom” behind them to refuel other planes while both are flying. In order to see the connection, airmen crawl into a panoramic window at the back of the refueler and they let me back to take a look. It was unforgettable!
I’m excited to be working at Mills Park Middle School and look forward to getting to know you when you visit the media center. Please stop by to say hello!