I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


2. Forward Thinking


One thing that I’ve loved about this break so far is that it has given me the chance to slow down and actually think about things. The main thing on my mind is that I will be finishing my master’s degree in May and I can’t wait to be done with school. I have started Read More

Credit Whore


Okay, maybe the word whore is a bit strong, but that’s essentially what I’ve become. You see, in education, the only way you can get a raise is by getting something called Continuing Education Units (CEU), or by accomplishing a higher degree. It’s basically me paying so I can continue teaching so others can get Read More

Playing Catch Up


Well, third quarter is ending tomorrow. And, suddenly, despite my pleading and prodding earlier in the quarter, my students actually care about their grades. This is what I’ve heard so far today from several students: Is there any way that I can get my “C” to a “B” by tomorrow? A “D”??? I have a Read More

First day of Cool


Today was the first day of school at Hyde. Talk about craziness! Several things didn’t go as smoothly as planned. Students were given their second semester schedules. I was given ten classes instead of five. Students didn’t know where they were going. Luckily, we have a really great staff that really pulls together to help Read More