Birthday: October 4

Hometown: Born in Omaha, NE; Minneapolis for formative years, Madisonian by choice since 1992

Family/household: Husband, Tom; NMNS graduates John and Julia; Terrier/Chihuahua mix, Emma, but what is most relevant here is that I am the oldest of 5 children.

Years at New Morning: 3 years teaching with Kathryn, 3 years as LB teacher and sub, 5 years as parent, board member, and volunteer.

Favorite part of your New Morning day:  Singing and reading books with children snuggled up all around me.

Favorite color: Same as Prince

Favorite season: Fall, (back to school time, of course!)

Favorite food: Creative salads, good cheese, rhubarb pie.

Favorite music:  I could name an artist for every letter of the alphabet, but I won’t.  I can find something to like about most music.

Favorite book: Too hard, I most recently finished The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Wells.  I would NOT recommend it as a read aloud.

Hobbies: Walking, riding my bike, knitting, gardening, exploring state parks and new cities.

What relaxes you: Yoga

What makes you laugh: My children, your children, Christopher Guest, Portlandia, Amy Schumer, Rebecca Anderson Brown.

What you want to do when you grow up: I’m doing it!

Flying vs invisibility:  Both, please.

Anything else to share:  So happy to have landed here.