Good day to all who venture into this zone of my Universe!
I was born in Montgomery, Alabama a long time ago. My dad was in the Air Force so I was able to live in many states. Alaska brings many memories of having stuck my tongue to a frozen jungle gym in the middle of winter. New Hampshire has wonderful memories of me and my dad fishing. Ohio, I watched the first walk on the moon. New Mexico...it is not called the Land of Enchantment for nothing! I met my wonderful husband during college. Which brings me to my education...
I graduated from Tularosa High School, Tularosa, New Mexico. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Earth Science from New Mexico State University in 1983. I moved to Monroe, Louisiana and earned a Master's degree in Geology from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. The oil field bottomed out and I picked up my teacher certification from NLU in 1988. I taught in Louisiana for three years. I moved to Houston, Texas and taught Earth Science and Gifted Earth Science for nine years. My husband and I grew tired of driving 45 minutes to cover a 10 mile trip so we decided to move to a small town, Liberal, Kansas. I started working in Liberal in 1998 and plan on retiring from the district.
I attended Emporia State University and received my second master's degree in Gifted Education in 2002. I have also completed my ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsement.
I live on a farm and have 15 dogs, thousands of mallard ducks, pheasants, chickens and pigeons. Now we have many wild cats that have had many kittens. . .the kittens are adults now and have had three litters each and they have had kittens and on and on. . .all are very wild. We are always looking for homes for the new kittens. Moms are great mousers! We have a few unwanted guests called rattlesnakes. They do not stay around for very long!