I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada, and have three siblings with whom I shared glorious summers camping on Badger Lake. In fact we still meet there most summers!
After college in Rochester, NY I married my college sweetheart - 44 years this October! We raised two adventurous kids in Maplewood, NJ. and as adults, they never cease to amaze me!
I became an early childhood music educator,
and a piano teacher
and later was nudged by Howard Gardner's theory
of multiple intelligence and the arts.
"It's not about teaching music," I remember telling myself.
"It's about teaching kids." So...
I became a 5th grade teacher in Maplewood and often used the arts to engage my math, science and social studies students.
Before long, another book peaked my curiosity... about a 17th century Dutch shopkeeper. How did this uneducated man become the Father of Microbiology? I've been learning and writing about him, and a host of other people and ideas, ever since!