Inspire and Be Inspired!

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
--ee cummings

Meet Your Teacher!

Love or money?
Defintely, love.  Don't get me wrong, I like money; money can buy many things, but it cannot always buy happiness.  There are so many things I love that are beyond a price tag--including my passion for teaching.
Favorite book?
Into the Wild by Jon Krakaeur is a definite favorite.  It's a story about adventure, vulnerability, trust, and living boldly.  Beautiful!
Style of music?
Music makes the world go 'round!  I like almost all styles of music, but my top favorite artists include: The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Led Zeppelin, and Alicia Keys.
Quote of all time?
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." --Ghandi
In order to see more peace in the world, we must show peace.  How can we expect change in the world if we don't change our perspectives and lifestyles first?

Note to Students:

 In this class, you will be challenged to think critically and creatively as we encounter important issues that are relevant to our lives.  Also, we will study significant literary works in order to develop ethical, aesthetic, and cultural awareness. As my student, I will do all I can to help you learn and develop as individuals; however, this can only be achieved ifyou take a proactive role in your education. The standards are high, but you can reach them through dedication, a positive attitude, and practice.