Although I didn’t want to be there when I was a kid, I’ve spent most of my life in school – as a student, a teacher, and a parent.  I understand the frustrations faced by all three groups, not only in my role as a teacher, but through my own experiences as a child and as a mother.

My hope is that this website will be a useful resource for professionals and parents who are committed to helping children find their way.  I’ve also included a way for students to comment on my blog – I’m hoping to hear from those I’ve had the honor to teach over the past 30 years, as well as students I have yet to meet.

When my students enter my classroom at the beginning of each school year, the walls are bare.  I ask them to bring in their favorite quotes – words that struck them as “the truth” when they read the advice offered.  By the end of the first week, the classroom bursts with color and wisdom.  I’ll be sharing some of these “truths” in the teaching and parenting blogs.  I look forward to hearing your own philosophy about our lifelong quest of living, as Joseph Campbell says, “a story worth telling.”