74, Columbus, OH
I'm passionate about family and friends and education for all! I look forward to my next challenge-whatever it might be.
As my family moved several times due to my Dad's job, we were immersed in communities with different people, customs/traditions, and perspectives. When I was in my 30's, I moved to Hawaii to the island of Kauai. I think living in a Filipino plantation camp changed my whole view of life and what it means to be a minority! I now see people of all races and religions in a new way and appreciate the differences and sameness that we share. I returned to Columbus, with my husband and 6 month old daughter in 1979 with a new set of eyes and view of the world!
I resumed employment with Columbus City Schools as a science teacher and then evolved into a teacher leader-change agent as my school became involved in school change. My last 7 years in CCS were spent in adult education (writing grants and overseeing programs for English language learners, allied health students, GED students and adult technology students).
Since retiring in 2005, I have been involved with STEM education at Ohio Dominican University and more recently as a grant writer for teacher professional learning and afterschool youth programs.
I travel frequently to Hawaii, Florida, Wisconsin, Las Vegas-anywhere where my family or friends as me to go! I'm hoping to do an Akaskan cruise and travel to as many National Parks as I can get to!
I enjoy entertaining family and friends and love to cook! My daughter followed in my footsteps as a science teacher in Columbus and we work together constantly to further science education and professional learning for educators. After 9 years in the classroom, she will begin work on her Ph.D. this fall at The Ohio State University in STEM education and I will be her "scribe"! Since I was never able to complete my doctorate (finished 2 chapters) I will live vicariously through her and help her in any way I can.
I enjoy my home in Clintonville with my 3 cats, garden and Buckeye Room! My family has 19 degrees from OSU and we are all AVID Buckeye fans.
I truly am enjoying my life and am hoping to meet someone with which to share whatever time remains.