Birthday: April Fool’s Day
Hometown: Born and raised in Michigan, but I consider Madison my home.
Who’s in your family/household: I live with my dog Daisy. My mom lives nearby in Fitchburg. My oldest daughter, Langley, lives with her partner in Minneapolis and is expecting her first baby this spring. My youngest daughter, Allegra, and her husband will soon move to the Minneapolis area with my first grandson, Clay.
Number of years at New Morning: 5 years as a New Morning parent and 28 years as the director.
Favorite part of your NM day: Chatting with children in the classroom and reading them books.
Favorite color: Purples and blues
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite food: Anything with interesting flavors and textures, my favorite junk food-popcorn, my favorite candy-licorice
Favorite music: 70’s 80’s folk/folk rock, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Broadway musicals
Favorite book: The one I’m reading if it’s well written and has an intricate plot
Hobbies: Cooking, knitting, crafting, puzzles!
What relaxes you: Tuning in to nature
What makes you laugh: Kids, animals, and the whacky things we humans do.
What you want to do when you grow up: Speak Spanish fluently, be a grandma
Flying vs invisibility: Flying
Anything else to share: The relationships I have with the New Morning families and teachers is the best thing about my job.