Graduated from University of Nevada,Reno with a Master's in Education. Retired from the school district in 2011 after 20+ years and with over 40 years of total teaching experience with special needs populations.
New interests are oil painting, writing and improving my gardening skills.
Italy has a blend of ancient and modern cultures. This story is narrated by a resident of a small village in Northern Italy. It is a story that blends the old with the new. It is a memoir of a relationship that evolved over the years. Modern images of the village are interspersed through-out the narrative, while the words weave a story of the past that bridges it with the present.
The Basics of Reading is written as a guide for parents who are seeking answers to why their child is having problems learning to read. Most of us do not remember how we learned to read; so the task of helping our children becomes insurmountable when our child is "falling behind".
Yesterday, a child smiled at me. I did not know her. She had nothing to gain. And yet, I had everything to gain. She started me on a journey.This journey just started. I am unsure where it will end. I have always believed things happen for a reason. I wonder what bends in the road are ahead. I wonder what I will discover about myself.