Big Sur (Marathon) Trip 2016

In 2016 I lost 20lbs and ran my bucketlist marathon in Big Sur on the California Coast. Here is my recap about the vacation and run!   Part 1: Before the marathon. Marathon training is a __________. I'll let you fill in the blank with your own word. Mine aren't exactly appropriate, but you probably … Continue reading Big Sur (Marathon) Trip 2016

European Holocaust Sites Grant Trip 2015

In the summer of 2015, my best friend and I were awarded a grant from Rural Trust to travel anywhere in the world to learn something we could take back to our classroom. Our grant trip took us to 10 countries and over 30 Holocaust sites. We wrote this in reverse order, so I do … Continue reading European Holocaust Sites Grant Trip 2015

A Trip to Oregon & Idaho. Summer 2015.

This week I'm off to the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference in Moscow, Idaho to present on a curriculum I developed and will be teaching next year. The curriculum is for a class called Missouri Literature and Comp - a place-based learning English class where students will be engrossed … Continue reading A Trip to Oregon & Idaho. Summer 2015.