My Personal Interests Include:

Traveling, reading and research. In the past - my cats whose ancestors came from the pirate ships of the Caribbean, and 2 dogs. Sadly all our pets have crossed over but thinking about getting a new puppy soon.

Integrating Literacy, Music, and Technology into the Classroom; Teaching Teachers about Dialect Speakers and how to bridge from Dialect to the Standard; Self-esteem and learning; Development of higher level critical thinking; More student involvement in their own learning; Motivation techniques; Multicultural education and equity; Assessment that is Intelligence - Fair; New directions in teacher education and technology development training; Collaborating between schools, universities, community and business; Building community among Parents, Teachers, Students, and Business.