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.


Cupertino Courier Article


The Cupertino Courier just posted a news article about technology use in our district, which has a great edu-speak quote by me. I’m not sure where they’ll end up posting the perma-link, so I just made a pdf of it here for future reference. Read the article here. The summary is that CEEF has a Read More

Hearing Educational Blunders


Well, I just received two of my favorite e-mails from another professional in my district. Our students just did the hearing screening and we were notified of the results. E-mail #1: “*Student’s Name* just failed the hearing test in his left ear. Please make sure that he is seated in the class so that his Read More

Hardest Back to Work Day of All


Well, I go back to work tomorrow. It’s the most difficult to go back after the holiday break because I’ve had a little rest, a little play, and gotten a little work done — but never as much as I wanted to. Now I wake up today (around 1:30 p.m. to boot, gotta love the Read More



I just found out on Friday that I am Teacher of the Year. I’ve been nominated the last several years, but this is the first time I’ve won. It’s kind of nice given how hard I work and how I’m constantly doing something related to teaching or improving my school or professional development or whatnot. Read More

Older Posts