Desk with Book


Enjoying words and the worlds they open

     As a writer and an educator, I see stories as a place to build empathy and find belonging in the world. My writing has been published in magazines, journals, and textbooks. Since earning my graduate degree in English from Middlebury College twenty years ago, I have been teaching high school and middle school English. When my twin daughters were in first grade, I took a break from teaching to enjoy more time with them and to focus on my writing. Last year, I returned to the classroom as an 8th grade teacher at a charter school in Colorado. I live with my family in Boulder, where we spend time playing outdoors and reading good writing.