I am a Southern California girl who “married” into Oregon nearly 35 years ago. We raised five
kids during that time and we now have three beautiful grandkids as well. We spent nearly
twenty years living overseas in France, Korea, Thailand, Brazil, Taiwan, and India. Needless to
say, we love to travel!
Growing up, I was a classic book worm who had her nose in a book every hour of the day, and
often under the covers at night. I also loved swimming, particularly ocean swimming, as well as
camping and hiking. Since moving to the coast, I have also taken up a bit of (albeit somewhat poor)
I started out my “adult” life as a teacher, teaching English as both a second and a foreign
language. I taught within the International school system and was lucky to teach everything
from all ages of ESL to 6th grade Spanish, and from 8th-grade Humanities to K-5 French
Immersion. I loved experiencing every age level, from kindergarten through college!
Since retiring to the Oregon Coast we have continued to travel and enjoy hiking along the coast
with our dog Jack and our cat Coho (yes, our cat hikes alongside us!). I have enjoyed getting to
know the Neskowin community and am looking forward to spending time back in a school.
I love books, I love to read to kids, and I love to watch kids discover everything that books have to
offer. I am so excited to be joining everyone at NVS!