I LOVE to read and write, using literature, authentic resources, and web-based tools to motivate students to dig deeper, expand their explorations, to critically read and communicate, thereby helping them become more proficient at 21st century skills.
I have been at NEMS for over fifteen years and really enjoy the diversity of students who are zoned for this school. I learn so much from them.
I love to travel and have been to most of the states in the U.S. as well as several countries in Europe. In fact, I own a small home in Italy so when summer break arrives, you will usually find me on a plane headed that way! My travels help me to understand our world better and hopefully transfer those ideas into instruction.
Neil Reuter, has led an unconventional life. His unique talents have made him an asset to the United States government. In 1938 a series of events render his influence a detriment. Learning that his best friend has died trying to save hu...
by Isabel Wolff
Jenni, a ghostwriter, meets Klara, a Dutchwoman living in Cornwall who wants her memoir written. Klara lives in same seaside town that is the site of painful memories for Jenni. Jenni's interviews with Klara force her to face the truth. ...
After her husband's tragic death, Roma purchases a run down holiday home in Remarkable Bay, Australia. Soon her cousin Addy, an actress with troubles of her own arrives. Once there the girls discover that their great-grandmothers vacatio...
In some respects this was a difficult read. Its focus on authenticity forced one to think in realistic terms. Love is all that a family has in good and hard times. Despite some misgivings, Maddalena follows Antonio to a new life in the U...
by A. O'Connor
A plot driven, guilty pleasure. Covering three different time periods in the Armstrong family of Ireland, as three different couples adjust to life and love. Character development is limited but the book flows.