Hello and Welcome:)
I am very much looking forward to this semester. I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself. My research predominantly focuses on the utilization of technology in the literacy classroom. For example, I have looked at the impact of a digital word wall on the acquisition, retention, and motivation to study Greek and Latin roots. My colleague and I have a book coming out this July on how teachers can effectively use digital tools in the classroom.
Now, for a bit about my family… I have a six year old daughter, Grace, who is a rambunctious, smart (sometimes too smart), active child. She loves to play in the yard for hours. I also have a nine month old named Elizabeth. My husband, Charles, and I met when we were in college. He and I (well, mostly he) are painstakingly attempting to renovate our 1938 house. I’m really good at picking out colors and deciding what room needs the most work. Charles is good at making it happen! We also have two Westies, a brother and a sister, who are now twelve years old.
I love to read. I have been teased for years about how much I love to read. I always have a book with me. My family can attest to the fact that there are books all over our house. If you’ve read anything good lately, shoot me an email with the title. Reciprocally, if you need a book suggestion, let me know! I enjoy writing and researching. I also enjoy running. I can run about 3 miles now; I’m not fast but I’m proud of the distance that I can cover, considering I couldn’t run a mile in high school. So, three miles isn’t too bad for this old gal.
That’s about it. As I mentioned earlier, I am really looking forward to getting to know you all. This will be a “fast and furious” course. It will be a significant amount of work, but it will be worth it. Please let me know if you need anything.