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 in Madison with my dog Daisy. My mom lives nearby in Fitchburg. My daughters, Langley and Allegra, live in Minneapolis with their families. I have three wonderful grandchildren, Clay, Ronan, and Alma.
Number of years at New Morning: 5 years as a New Morning parent and 30 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: Be a professional 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.