I grew up on the East Coast (just outside Washington, D.C.). I come from a big family; I have nine older siblings. I got into teaching after having several other jobs, and I've never had a job that is more challenging or more rewarding.
"The secret in education lies in respecting the student." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." Victor Hugo
"Nothing will work unless you do." Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." Oscar Wilde