I WAS an English teacher, turned graduate library student, living back at home with my parents, hoping to become the world’s greatest librarian.  Now, I have my dream job at the best school in the world!  Though I know I’ll never be a Joyce Valenza or Carrie Vottero, I hope to make my students love good stories.  Reading is magic — a place where one can hide from the everyday ho-hum and fall in love with someone or some idea who/that can transport them to another world.  I hope to be the resource that can lead students and others to discover these people, ideas and worlds.

Oh, and my cat, Gary — he’s the one who’s gotten me through.  He loves to roll around on top of books as much as I love to read them.  I found him in my yard, and well, it’s been love ever since.